June Roses at Seoul Grand Park Station
Maybe controversial, but Andrew and I find standard roses overrated. Of course, I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like, and roses are the flower of June, so I still woke us up bright and early to head down to Seoul Grand Park Station where the Theme Garden was supposed to be overflowing with them (and the whole city is overflowing with them, so that’s saying something).
Seoul Grand Park Station is a stop on the Line 4 that leads to a sort of amusement park with sights and activities ideal for families with young children, but the others who lined up with us for the rose garden were mostly the elderly and couples with tripods and selfie sticks. We arrived before opening time on a Sunday and a small queue had already started to form, so keep that in mind if you plan to visit.
I did run to the fullest arch I could find to beat the crowd as soon as they let us in (if you follow us on Instagram, we shared an outtake on our Stories that cracks us both up every time), but the garden is expansive and we were there early enough to enjoy some quiet moments to ourselves. It was a collection of varieties of roses that did make their case.
This cotton dress is the Arina from the May drop of Gal Meets Glam Collection. I showed it to my sister when I was deliberating buying it and she said it reminded her of the Tea Bunnies we played with as children (someone tell me you remember these), and then I was sold.
I took my usual size 0 which fits perfectly except at the bust where it’s a bit snug if you’re not going bra-less or wearing anything thicker than a bralette (but this is usually the case for me). What I probably love most about Gal Meets Glam Collection dresses is that every practical detail is considered—even in the bright summer sunlight we were in, the dress remained completely opaque. See my other dress addition (a stunner) in this post.
seoul grand park theme (rose) garden
Address: Gyeonggi-do, Gwacheon-si, Daegongwongwangjang-ro 102 | 경기도 과천시 대공원광장로 102 (막계동)
Hours: Open year-round, 9am-7pm March-October (see here for additional hours)
Admission fee: 2,000 KRW (~$1.69 USD per adult)
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