The Garden of Morning Calm’s yearly iris festival is held every June, when irises are in full bloom. During the festival, the Seohwayeon Pond turns into an exquisite site, with water lilies and Russian irises everywhere.
Started in 2013, “Talk! Talk! Korea” is the global contents competition organized by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), KBS World, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
This year’s rose festival begins on May 27 at the Rose Theme Garden at the Seoul Grand Park. The garden will be covered with roses in full bloom and visitors can enjoy concerts and a rose pool filled with petals throughout the festival.
The 2016 Haeundae Sand Festival will take place at Haeundae Beach in Busan from May 27 to 30. This year’s festival has the theme of “Adventure in the Ocean, Passion on the Sand.” Sand sculptures by nine artists from seven different countries will be on display at the beach.
Icheon has been a center of ceramics and pottery ever since the Bronze Age. In 2010, it was designated as a “City of Crafts and Folk Art,” part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The festival is also Korea’s largest ceramics and pottery festival.
An international flower exhibition, the International Horticulture Goyang Korea festival, has attracted over 5.7 million visitors since its launch in 1997. It’s now considered to be Korea’s representative international flower show.
The royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are being opened wide to the public in this spring of 2016, with a variety of educational and experience programs. Marking its second year, the Royal Palace Festival draws on the spirit of the Joseon palaces and their time-honored history to creatively reinterpret royal culture for enjoyment today.
The Taean Tulip Festival opens this year under the theme of “The Garden of Artists.” At the festival, images of well-known figures, such as Mona Lisa and Marilyn Monroe, will be created with tulips, and LEDs will shine a different light on the flower garden after sunset.
The Seoul National Cemetery hosts a spring event when weeping cherry blossoms that symbolize the protection of the nation are in full bloom. With the particularely pink petals and the branches haning down, the weeping cherry blossoms in the cemetery make people pay respect to the souls of all the patriots and solemn one’s mind.
Everland hosts tulip festival to mark the onset of spring from March to April each year. Over 1.2 million tulips in 100 different varieties including Apeldoon, Synaeda Blue and Pink Diamond will be on display. The amusement park awaits guests to visits the themed garden, featuring sculptures and paths adorned with beautiful spring flowers.