The beautiful summer season in South Korea is in full swing, and I am loving it. When we arrived in late June last year, we were completely unaccustomed to the heat, mask wear was mandatory everywhere, and we lived without our belongings for about three months. Now though? We’re settled. The heat is hot, but it’s not unbearable, and mask wear outside is optional. So, adventures are a must! We visited Farm Kamille in Taean, a hidden gem that blends French provincial vibes, lavender farm, a petting zoo, and a completely remarkable experience you won’t want to miss.
Farm Kamille in Taean, South Korea
First and foremost, Farm Kamille is an herb and nature garden, known for its lavender production. Nestled out by the coast (not far from Mallipo and Sindu-ri Beaches, for those local to the area), it’s hailed as part garden, part theme park, and perfect for the whole family. The plus side for us was that it’s low-key. A lot of Korean attractions are super busy, but this one was calm, relaxed, and just so beautiful.
Farm Kamille features over 100 different varieties of herbs, 500 species of wildflowers, over 150 aquatic plants, and themed gardens like Le Petit Prince and a Greek-inspired garden. Peppered with sculptures and picturesque spots to stop, take a photo, or just soak up the environment, it was fun for all of us to explore.
What to Do at Farm Kamille
While some visitors flock for the flowers, some come for the wellness properties, simply being immersed in the gardens and having the opportunity to purchase and try different herbs. Many of the gardens are seasonal. The Rose Garden, which features 60 varieties of roses, blooms from June on. The pink muhly grass is lush and abundant by the lighthouse in late autumn.
There is an herb shop within the park near the Aquatic Garden where you can purchase many varieties of herb-based products like lotions, oils, teas, and even cosmetics. Don’t forget to try the lavender soft-serve ice cream, too! Popular for kiddos is the Animal Garden area, where children (and adults) can purchase carrots to feed the rabbits, goats, mini-horses, and more. This may or may not have been our kids’ favorite spot.
Fun for the Whole Family
Farm Kamille, like most places in Korea, is designed to be enjoyed by all ages. After we’d thoroughly explored the park, we made our way to the cafe and shops near the entrance where there is covered seating both in front and behind the building. The lattes are delicious, the treats are abundant, and there’s even a spot to pick up a beautiful piece of jewelry inspired by the beauty of the farm, itself.
Got pups? Bring them, too! You’ll have to pay an entrance fee, but Farm Kamille also has a dog agility course and plenty of little spots for pups to romp and play. The farm has its own resident cats and chow-chow, all of which seemed very mild-mannered and accustomed to visitors.
How to Get to Farm Kamille
In Naver or Kakao: 충남 태안군 남면 우운길 56-19
In Waze: 56-19, Uun-gil, Nam-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do