Xlll International Symposium
on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials

May 1 - 3, 2019
Grand Ambassador, Seoul, Korea

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TECHNICAL TOURS

Course AWorld-famous-Tulip Festival and Beautiful ArboretumTour map

  • ItineraryHotelTaean World Tulip FestivallChollipo ArboretumlHotel
  • On the bus6 - 7 hours
  • Total10 hours
Taean World Tulip Festival WEBSITE
Taean World Tulip Festival was chosen as one of the top 5 tulip festivals in 2017, following the WTS (World Tulip Summit) in 2015. Taean Tulip Festival showcases about 1.2 million tulips of 300 different species. In addition to tulips, visitors can see Lupine, Foxglove, Lilies and other advanced breeds of spring flowers. One of the fascinating things about this festival is how, despite of their varying flowering time of each species, these tulips bloom together. Experts and organizers have made a way to make to coordinate such an event, which required the application of horticultural management techniques and principles, so the tourists and visitors can witness various tulip varieties blooming at the same time.
Chollipo Arboretum WEBSITE
Chollipo Arboretum is located within the Taean Coast National Marine Park which was built in 1966 by C. Ferris Miller. The arboretum possesses a coastal climate which sustains variety of plant species from subarctic to subtropical environments. Chollipo Arboretum was honorably selected as ¡°Arboretum Distinguished for Merit¡± by the International Dendrology Society (IDS) in 2000, which was the first to be so recognized in Asia. The Chollipo Arboretum is also internationally renowned for its intensive collection of Magnolia, Holly, Camellia, Maple, and Rose of Sharon along with the other 16,347 plant taxa as of the end of 2017.

Course BKorean Modern Flower Production and Native Plants Tour map

  • ItineraryHotelKA seedling Co.Han Taek Botanical Garden Uri Seed Co. Hotel
  • On the bus4 hours
  • Total8 hours
KA Seedling Co. WEBSITE
Korea-America Seed and Seedling Company (KASS) is the company that introduced Plug production system for the first time in Korea. KASS is producing and distributing high quality of seedlings through the most modern and sophisticated production facilities in Korea. KASS is producing high quality of seedlings the most in Korea and distributes them with seeds to local growers. KASS is distributing the most kinds of flower varieties from global companies as well as the ones produced in Korea.
Hantaek Botanical Garden WEBSITE
Established in 1979, Hantaek Botanical Garden features the nation's largest botanical garden which houses a total number of 9,700 plant species including 2,400 species of wild plants and 7,300 species of imported plants. It was designated as the Rare Plant and Extinction Crisis Plant Habitat and Conservation Center by the Ministry of Environment and has been carrying out actions to preserve domestic and endemic plants, and continuously restoring their habitats. Hantaek Botanical Garden is comprised of the Natural Ecology Hall, Water Plant Botanical Garden, Wall Garden, Rock Garden, Silver Grass Garden and Hemerocallis collections, Hosta collections, Iris garden, and other gardens.
Uri Seed Co. WEBSITE
Uriseed is the best plant new variety research company in South Korea. Our major products are Coreopsis, Dianthus and Gaura, we have diverse varieties of them. In addition, we are striving to develop new improved wild varieties. Uriseed mainly produce perennial and annual plants, 20 million pots sell to market a year, and we have four nurseries and stores. Uriseed is leading garden culture of South Korea. Our various designs are widely loved by all the customers. We hold a variety of vertical garden system technologies, which can make our products to resist cold and dry outdoor weather of South Korea. Uriseed Group researchers are developing various varieties which can resist dry and cold weather of winter or wet and hot weather of summer. We are making flexible use of long-term blooming variety and Korean special local plant to develop unique varieties. Especially for annual plants, making them maintain regular shape without artificial cutting or trimming. We also provide many different colors of flowers, such as intense original colors to luxury pastel tones. Perennial Coreposis verticillata ¡®Ball¡¯ series and Coreposis verticillata ¡®Star¡¯ series are very stable ball-shaped new varieties. The only white color flower of White Park's and all kinds of pink varieties are waiting for you all.

Course CFlower Show and Gardens around SeoulTour map

  • ItineraryHotelInternational Horticulture GoyangKorea National Arboretum
    The Garden of Morning Calm Hotel
  • On the bus4 hours
  • Total8 hours
International Horticulture Goyang WEBSITE
The International Horticulture Goyang Korea, an international flower exhibition, has attracted over 6.2 million visitors so far. The event is considered to be Korea¡¯s representative for international flower exhibitions. The festival takes place at Ilsan Lake Park in Goyang from April to May with nearly 300 related organizations, groups, and companies from 36 countries showcasing flowers and various products made from flowers. Also, unique and rare plant exhibitions, indoor garden decorated with flower art pieces, outdoor theme parks, flower-making workshops, flower arrangement contests and other cultural events and performances are planned to add more joy to the flower festival.
Korea National Arboretum WEBSITE
Korea National Arboretum (KNA) is located within the Gwangneung forest, between Namyangju-si and Pocheon-si, in Gyeonggi province. Gwangneung is a royal forest, which envelops the mausoleum of King Sejo of Joseon dynasty. Thus, over the last 500 years, it has been strictly managed in order to minimize human disturbance. KNA is composed of 1,120 ha of natural forest, 100 ha composed of the specialized garden, Forest Museum, Korea National Herbarium, Temperate House and the Tropical Pant Resource Center. KNA is providing forest environment education service in research, collection, classification, and conservation of Korean forest biospecies and, rare and endemic plants. The arboretum is also involved in development of domestic and foreign useful plant resources for investigation and technology innovation as well as designing and management of exhibition garden, forest biospecies, and forest culture.
The Garden of Morning Calm WEBSITE
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000 m2 garden, is open year-round and is a great tourist destination. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm". The garden is considered as the oldest private garden in Korea. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between the Korean concept of natural curves with asymmetry, and plants with synthetic materials. The garden houses about 5,000 kinds of plants including 300 varieties native to Baekdusan Mountain. Flowers are in bloom from March to November, so the garden is usually busy during this period. In addition to the beautiful foliage of the garden, there are a variety of festivals and displays held throughout the year.
CONVENER
Ki-Byung Lim
  • Department of Horticultural Science, Kyungpook National University, Korea
SECRETARY GENERAL
Jongyun Kim
  • Division of Biotechnology, Korea University, Korea
  • info@flowerbulb2019.org
EDITOR
Jaap M. van Tuyl
  • Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Yoon-Jung Hwang
  • Department of Life Science, Samyook University, Korea
  • science@flowerbulb2019.org

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