A couple of weeks ago, I went to Yangae Flower Market in Seoul with my friend, Kimmy. Kimmy has the sort of passion for gardening seldom seen outside of an eighty year old British woman, so when she asked me to go to help search for some flowers for her father’s birthday, I knew we wouldn’t be popping into one of the small florists that freckle Seoul. No, with this green-loving girl, I’d be hitting up the largest flower market in the country.
Yangjae Flower market is simply enormous. In addition to pre-cut bouquets of flowers, they also had several greenhouses where you could buy potted plants. There are wholesale flowers as well (convenient for events where you have to buy insane amounts of flowers, I assume), as well as vases, paper, ribbons, baskets – anything you could dream of that goes with plants.
Plants here tend to be cheaper at Yangjae Flower Market than what you could find in the smaller shops around town, as well, so phytomaniacs, rejoice. You can get some pretty sweet deals.
Of course, going to Yangjae Flower Market is free – it’s only when you spot an adorable cactus wearing a sombrero that you’ll empty out your wallet.
All in all, Yangjae Flower Market is a pretty good day trip in Seoul – and of course, it’s THE place to go if you need plants of any sort.
Name: Yangjae Flower Market
Name in Korean: 양재꽃시장
Address: 27 Gangnam-dae ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korean: 서울 서초구 강남대로 27
How to get there: Line Three, Yangjae Citizen’s Forest, Exit 4