Chollipo Arboretum Foundation

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South Korea - Chungchungnam-do

Institution Code: CHOLL

BGCI Member: No

About the Chollipo Arboretum Foundation

The Chollipo Arboretum Foundation is recognized worldwide as a valued and outstanding peer of numerous botanic gardens and arboreta of the world for professional information exchange regarding plant sciences, public garden practices and for the Index seminum. The Chollipo Aboretum has a unique collection of various plants with the main interest in woody plants from USDA Hardiness Zones of 4 to 8 and has been focused 5 genera, in 58 hectares and documenting more than 16,752 taxa as of the end of October 2019, for intensive collection at global levels; Genus Ilex, Camellia, Magnolia, Acer and Hibiscus.

Main Address:
Chollipo Arboretum Foundation
187 Chollipo 1-gil, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun
Chungchungnam-do 32121 South Korea

Telephone: +82-41-672-9982 Ext. 201
Fax: +82-41-672-9984
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Yong-Shik KIM
    Curator's Name: Chang-Ho CHOI
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Wan-Sung KIM
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 26

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 62 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.46
    Longitude: 126.0800
    Annual Rainfall: 583 mm
    Altitude: 129.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 천리포수목원
  • Local Address: 32121 태안군 소원면 천리포1길 187
  • Locality: City: 태안읍
  • Locality: State: 충청남도

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 15
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 58
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: No
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 250
    Number of Volunteers: 2

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 16
  • Special Collections:Mainly Ornamental woody plants including native species which are hardy to temperate region, especially Ilex (over 530 taxa), Actinidia, Magnolia (840 taxa), Camellia (945 taxa) and Hibiscus (324 taxa). The woody species including Berberis, Stewartia, Lauraceae, Hydangea, conifers, Mahonia, Tilia, Cotinus, Prunus, Berberis, Stewaria, Cryptomeria, Pinus and Abies and herbaceosu species includinga aquatics, Lycoris, Narcissus, Cotinus, Rhus, Acanthopanax, Hedera, Asarum, Aster and Senecio, etc. All are databased in the Plant Record Office.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes