A Splash of Color on a Winter Day <Where to See Camellias on Jeju>
Red camellias are a winter highlight for flower lovers on Jeju. Here are four places you can see them.
- Brighten Up Your TripA Splash of Color on a Winter Day <Where to See Camellias on Jeju>
There’s something extra special about a flower that blooms in winter. While much of the natural world is refueling before reappearing in spring, flowers that bloom in the coldest season bring welcome blasts of color to the landscape. On Jeju, bushes of red camellias are the highlight of many of Jeju’s winter flower gardens. In bloom from mid-November until the beginning of spring, these flowers are as comforting in winter as a warm fireplace or a thick jacket. You can see them throughout the island, including in many dedicated flower parks. Here you can take photos surrounded by the red of the flowers, the green of the bushes, and the blue of the sky. In this article, we’ll look at four great spots to see camellia flowers on Jeju.
Hueree Natural Park is a country garden that highlights each season’s flowers throughout the year. Winter is the turn of Camellias, and from November to January, the area turns pink and green with flower bushes. There are plenty of chairs and benches which act as props for interesting photo opportunities, helping you create everlasting reminders of your trip to Jeju. On clear days you can even see out to Hallasan Mountain from the park. There’s also an indoor greenhouse area with a Jeju stone wall to explore. As Jeju’s mandarins also grow during winter, you can pick them in Hueree’s mandarin grove during your trip to see the camellias. The park is located on the south side of the island a short drive from Seogwipo City and attractions such as Soesokkak Estuary, making it an easy spot to fit into a trip to this area.
As its name suggests, Camellia Hill is a great place to see Jeju’s favorite winter flower. The park holds its camellia festival throughout winter, and it has over 500 varieties of flowers native to 80 countries around the world. Flowers range in color from light pinks to dark reds, making the garden a great place to see versions of the flower that you won’t see elsewhere on the island. There is a short trail that takes visitors throughout the park and goes past benches, a lake, and a recreation of a traditional Jeju house. These are great opportunities to add some character to your photos. The park is conveniently located in Andeok-myeon, which makes it a short drive from both Jungmun Tourist Complex and Shinhwa World Theme Park.
Jeju Herb Dongsan is a park on the east side of Jeju which showcases various flowers. During winter, the camellia area comes to life as the red flowers begin to bloom on the bushes. Beyond flowers, there is plenty to see in the park. During the day, you can make soap or have a footbath, while at night, the path is lit up with colorful lights, providing plenty of fun photo opportunities. There is even a mini-golf course if you want to get active and the weather isn’t too cold. The park’s location on the east side of the island means it is a short drive from attractions such as Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Pyoseon Beach, and the Bunker de Lumieres gallery.
While the other venues on this list are dedicated flower parks, Manor Blanc is a café with a large garden. During winter, the grounds fill with camellia flowers, making it an excellent attraction for those who’d like to combine their camellia viewing with a delicious coffee. There are plenty of accessories dotted around to help you take interesting photos, including benches, tables, and even a piano. On a clear day, you can see out as far as Sanbangsan Mountain. The building is a recreation of a European style house, making it one of the more memorable cafés on Jeju. You can buy teas, coffees, and fruit drinks, as well as a selection of beautifully presented cakes and tarts.
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