A Large Botanical Garden in Sungnam CityA large botanical garden cultivated out of a plot of ground, already growing many native plants will be developed near Daewang reservoir in Sungnam city, Sunjung-ku, Kyonggi province.
Sungnam city released a statement on Febuary 28 on this issue. They announced that they will make available land for gardening at Shingu University and nearby areas. The total garden to be developed will be about 139,000 pyung (approximately 555,000 sq. yds.) and will be used as an outdoor school where people can learn about the environment.
Due to some concerns about the scheme, the city held an interim meeting on Febuary 22 in the presence of botanists and related parties from service firms. Moreover, the city is planning on holding a public hearing on March 5.
In the proposed garden, which is scheduled to start from January next year, will include a tree garden, an arboretum along with a large greenhouse. The greenhouse will house rare plants cultivated from the central region as well as alpine and subtropical plants.
An official from the department of environment in Sungnam city stated, "We are working to establish a bathing place in the forest linked with Inreng mountain near the botanical garden and create other leisure places where families can enjoy themselves".
Additional information concerning issues such as the time period for construction and amount of investment funds will also be provided.
by Jeong Chan-min