Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Trip (4) - Oedo Botania

NIIED KGSP 2010, Silla University - Summer Trip (4)

Last destination of my summer trip was Oedo Botania. Yuhuuuuuuuuuu! From the picture above, you will agree with me if I say that it is wonderful!

See previous post if you haven't read it.

I would say that Oedo Botania is a perfect blend of nature, ocean, sky, plants...It is just perfect!

Oedo Botania is a marine botanical garden which is 4kms from Geoje-do. So after touring around Haegeumgang (read the previous post), the boat moored in Oedo island. The entrance fee is 8,000 won.

The type of its landscape is toward European garden. I would say that spring is the best time to visit Oedo island, because you will be able to see the island covered by flowers. Summer is not the best because of the weather is super hot!

On 1969, Lee Chang Ho came to this island to escape from the wind and waves when he was fishing. He found that the island was so beautiful and wanted to live there. So, he and his wife bought the island and dedicated their life to create the wonderful landscape for more than 30 years. 

The house is the place where the couple live. However, the husband has passed away few years ago. The wife built a memorial statue in the garden for the remembrance of her husband.

Since the garden is famous with its beauty, it was used as a scene location for a KBS drama "겨울 연가" (Winter Sonata). It is a very popular drama, not only in Korea or my country but I think all around the world.

When you are at the garden, you can feel the gardeners' passion in creating, cultivate or designing the garden. You can see many types of plants, you will be surprise! Also, I think the gardeners really worked in details, from the pathway, bench, fence, sculpture, named it.

In an area where the small chapel is, there are some small boards on the garden telling us the gardeners' heart. One of them is "Gardening is my life".

PS: This is the end of Summer Trip posting series ^^ Thank you for reading.

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