Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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Baekdudaegan National Arboretum

BDNA is located in the centre of Baekdudaegan, the largest and longest mountain range on the Korean Peninsula, and covers an area of 5,179 hectares. BDNA is established to exhibit, educate, and preserve native plants, rare plants, endemic plants and alpine plants of Korea by collecting and multiplying them. BDNA plays a key role in strengthening biological sovereignty by aggressively engaging in convention on Biological diversity and addressing climate change issues. Also, BDNA contributes to the development of regional communities.
The BDNA has extensive facilities for scientific research such as Seed Vault, Seed bank, and scientific laboratories, and gardens with 26 different themes.  

 Rock Garden Rhododendron Garden  Native Plants Garden


The Seed Vault was built to store seeds of native plants in order to conserve the biodiversity from global warming, protect worldwide endangered plant species, and cope with climate change and national disaster. It is Asia’s first and the largest seed permanent storage of underground tunnel-type structure covers an area of 4,327m2 with 40m below the surface, and it is eligible to store more than 2 million seeds.  

Seed Vault   Underground Storage Facility

As a Patron Member, BDNA will support and contribute global efforts on plant conservation and ecological restoration, and work closely with BGCI for enhanced cooperation and the development of new cooperative initiatives.