Hydrangeas in Jeju: The Best Places To See Them
Jeju Island is a popular destination during all four seasons. Every few months, Jeju changes color with a new blossoming plant. In the summertime, visitors can enjoy all shades of blue, purple, and pink hydrangeas in Jeju.
Here are some excellent spots to experience and photograph hydrangeas in Jeju.
When do hydrangeas bloom in Jeju?
Due to the mild weather and abundant water, Jeju Island is considered one of the best regions to grow hydrangea. The flower shrubs typically bloom in mid/late June to the middle of July.
As with the cherry blossoms, it’s hard to predict the exact blossoming time as it highly depends on the temperature and rainfall in that particular year.
If you time your visit at the end of June or the beginning of July, the chances to see hydrangeas in Jeju are extremely high.
How many colors of hydrangeas are there?
Hydrangea is a flower bush of 70–75 species native to Asia and the Americas. However, the greatest species diversity of hydrangeas is located in eastern Asia, notably China, Korea, and Japan. Most hydrangea flowers are white, but in some species, they can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple.
In South Korea, they start out as a white flower and gradually turn from light blue to a purple-red. The color depends on the presence of aluminum ions in the soil.
Café Going to Bukchon
Bukchon e gamyeon is a flower-themed dessert café. This means, depending on the season you can see a different flower line-up here. In the summer, the café is filled with all different kinds and colors of hydrangeas – right after rose season!
The two-story café also sells homemade pizza and delicious drinks. Pets are allowed as well, letting you make unforgettable memories with your furry friends.
1261-1, Bukchon-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
While the café itself is rather underwhelming, the garden just outside the building is absolutely magical. The variety of different hydrangeas is incredible but what really takes the cake is the large tree atop a flower-covered hill.
You can climb up there and take pictures that look straight out of a fairytale.
1052-4, Ojo-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
This historic place is a popular location for a traditional Korean wedding. Legend has it that three demigods arrived at the nearby seashore and married their brides in this location.
In the summertime, the park is filled with beautiful blue hydrangeas, creating an incredibly photo-worthy atmosphere paired with the traditional Korean buildings.
1693 Onpyeong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
This is another excellent location for hydrangeas in Jeju. Besides endless rows of hydrangeas, Boromwat also has purple lavender fields in the summer, while buckwheat flowers bloom here in spring and autumn.
Admission is 3,000 won for adults and 1,000 won for children. Visitors can also buy drinks and various desserts at the in-house café.
2350-104, Beon Yeong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
The Camellia Hill Arboretum opened in 1979 and is a year-round attraction in Jeju Island with 20 hectares of different plant species.
While it got its name from the many camellia flowers that bloom here, it’s also an excellent place to enjoy hydrangeas in Jeju.
166 Byeongang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Sagye-ri Hydrangea Road
If you are going on a road trip in Jeju island in July, don’t miss the Sagye-ri Hydrangea Road! This fabulous coastal road around Sanbangsan Mountain boasts some of the best spots to view and photograph Jeju hydrangea.
Picture brightly colored scoops of pink and blue hydrangea heads against the backdrop of the mountain – what could be better?
3629 Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hallim Park opened in 1971 and is a true flower fantasy in every season. On over 330,000㎡, more than 1,000 blue and purple hydrangeas burst to life at Hallim Park in the summertime.
Admission to the park is 11,000 won for adults and 7,000 won for children.
300, Hallim-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
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