Shingu Botanic Garden is located at the foot of Illeungsan Mountain which lies in the boundary between Seongnam and Seoul and the garden has 1,795 species of plants (748 trees and 1,047 herbs) over an area of 560,000㎡.
The garden opened in 2003 and is a botanic garden that prides in its breathtaking scenery which is rare to find in the vicinity of Seoul. The garden consists of Forest Exhibition Hall, Eco Center, Insect Ecology Hall, Traditional Garden, Herb Garden, Peony Garden, Iris Garden and Garden for Endangered Plants , each with its own unique theme and beauty. In particular, a training center, wetland ecology center and elevated wetland center autilizes natural wetlands to create diverse ecological ponds.
The garden serves as a place of practical education for students, environmental education for the public and research center for experts. In particular, Forest Exhibition Hall which was established in October 2013 acts as a green culture and education center o, transforming Seongnam into a cradle of lifelong education.
The garden leads practical classes of landscaping and horticulture for students of Shingu College and various customized and personalized lifelong education programs for adults.
The garden is engaged in gardener fostering courses recognized by Korea Forest Service, Landscaping and Gardening School jointly operated by Gyeonggi Province and Gyeonggi Green & Agriculture Foundation, and public gardener training courses are developing into volunteering activities by collaborating with Seongnam City. Seongnam City.
As a botanic garden operated by a college, considerable amount of investments and efforts have been placed in research and education. The garden has been recognized by the government as an organization that preserves endangered species and to manage forest resources , making it a national plant research institute.