Seoul Garden Show is a garden show hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and held for five years from 2015. On average, 800,000 visitors visit the garden show every year, including an exhibition garden that offers a glimpse of the latest garden design trends, a garden industry exhibition that showcase various garden supplies and garden plant materials. There are also a Garden Conference to introduce garden information and new technologies.
The Seoul International Garden Show 2020 (SIGS 2020) will be held on May, 2021 to spread Seoul’s unique garden exhibition brand to the world.
To attract a wide range of visitors from home and abroad, 'SIGS 2020' is planning to promote various international gardening experience programs that invite famous domestic and horticulturists who will be selected through international competitions.
The theme of the competition is ‘Link Garden, Think Life,’ which represents its primary objective of linking the disconnected urban spaces with gardens and making efforts to improve the quality of life for citizens through this. By gathering wisdom, we must solve together the task, which are the connection of the physical ecosystems and the psychological communities through gardens. Furthermore, it is possible and necessary to improve the urban environment and restore the community spirit through the connections.
In particular, as 'Seoullo 7017', the site for this competition, is a project that links the disconnected regions in downtown Seoul through 17 pedestrian paths, the theme of 'Link Garden, Think Life,' which means 'connecting regions, connecting cultures, and connecting people through gardens' is closely related to the characteristics of the site itself.
(Postponed due to COVID-19)
Son Gi Jeong Park
Seosomun Historic Park
Malli-dong & Jungnim-dong