Top 26 Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers 2020 (Seoul)

Spring is not just a great time to visit South Korea for its popular cherry blossoms, there are in fact many other beautiful spring flowers blooming right in Seoul throughout Spring (March to May) as well.

The official Cherry Blossom forecast dates have not been released for 2020 yet. Here are the references tentatively based on 2019 Cherry Blossom official dates:

According to the release by Kweather (or Korea Tourism Organization), cherry blossoms are expected to arrive Korea 4-7 days earlier in 2019.

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019 in Korea:

Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon & other central regions: 31 March - 7 April 2019

Busan, Gwangju, Jeonju, Daegu & other southern regions: 22-31 March 2019

Jeju-do: 22-31 March 2019

Cherry Blossom Full Bloom Forecast:

With cherry blossoms generally reaching full bloom in a week, full bloom is expected in:

Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon & other central regions: 7-14 April 2019

Busan, Gwangju, Jeonju, Daegu & other southern regions: 29 March - 7 April 2019

Jeju-do: 25-28 March 2019

Common Spring Flowers in Seoul:

Cherry Blossoms
Forsythia
Azalea
Magnolia
Canola Flowers
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Where are the best places for cherry blossoms and spring flowers in/out Seoul? When is the best time to catch them? How to get there? 

Here is KoreaToDo Guide to Seoul's Top Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers Destinations in 2020

1. Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

(2020 event cancelled | ref: 5-11 April 2019)

free admission / official website

The most well-known cherry blossom festival in Seoul is the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival (also known as Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival). It is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees along the 1.7km Yeouiseo-ro that begin to fully bloom in early to mid-April. Stay till nightfall and view the cherry blossoms lit up with various colored lights. Other spring flowers in full bloom include azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, etc. Explore other activities at Yeouido Hangang Park.

Map of Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival - Location & nearest Subway Stations | Seoul, Korea
 

2. Namsan Seoul Tower

(April)

free admission

The cherry blossom path in Namsan Park is the longest trail of cherry trees anywhere in the city and is spectacular in full bloom.

3. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

(Cancelled: 3-12 April 2020)

free admission / official websitewww.gov.kr

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival Cherry Blossoms Path | KoreaToDo

Over 1000 cherry blossom trees lined the entire lake for another breathtaking experience together with Lotte World Magic Island in the background. Watch the cherry blossom trees lit up brilliantly at night too!

Activities include cherry blossom concert, piano on the lake, various performances, cherry blossom market, cherry blossom cinema and food truck.

Map on Getting to Seochon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | Seoul, South Korea
 

4. Seoul Forest

(April)

free admission

Have a leisure picnic under the cherry blossom trees at Seoul Forest. Also, you can get on the overhead footbridge and view the rows of beautiful cherry blossom trees below. Don't miss out the deer at the Ecological Forest too!