This garden appears as the garden of ‘Healing Village’ in Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018). While Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) sits in a park reading the manuscript of the drama ‘The Man Who Erased Time’, we see Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) waling through this botanical garden in episode 6 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018). In episode 8, Ma-sung (while being on a work trip here again) meets Gi-bbeum here by coincidence as she is also here on a MT. After showing her around the garden and explaining her the ‘Fountain of Memories,’ he regains his memories of how he met Gi-bbeum and runs towards her — their ‘reunion’ as lovers ends with a kiss.
Woo Boyoung (Lee Yubi) and Ye Jaewook (Lee Joonhyuk) enjoyed a date here in episode 15 of A Poem A Day / You Who Forgot Poetry (시를 잊은 그대에게) (tvN, 2018).
The two love-birds Park Hye-Jung (Oh Ha-Nee) and Joo An come here on their date in episode 14 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018). She has curfew and needs to part quickly upon a call (also her mother thinks that she is visiting a prospect university).
In Bride of the Water God 2017 (하백의 신부 2017) (tvN, 2017), this garden is part of the World of the Gods as seen in episode 8 for instance.
In Cinderella and Four Knights (신데렐라와 네 명의 기사) (tvN, 2016), this is where Eun Ha-Won (Park So-Dam) and Kang Ji-Woon (Jung Il-Woo) come across Park Hye-Ji (Son Na-Eun) on their way back from horse riding earlier on in episode 8.
In Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀 공심이) (SBS, 2016), this garden appears as the Blue Sky Arboretum where Ahn Dan-Tae’s (Namgoong Min) father works for a short time.
In Descendants of the Sun (2016), Yoo Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) goes fishing in episode 6. This is also where Kim Shin-Hyuk (Choi Si-Won) brings Kim Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) when he asked her to be his personal assistant for a day in episode 8 of She was Pretty (2015); they take a walk and goofy selfies.
In Second to Last Love [끝에서 두번째 사랑] (SBS, 2016), Kang Min-Joo (Kim Hee-Ae) visits this garden in episode 1. But this is also the place where Park Joon-Woo (Kwak Si-Yang) and Ko Mi-Ryeo (Kim Seul-Gi) stargaze after Min-Joo (Kim Hee-Ae) had broken up with Joon-Woo and where Kang Min-Joo and Ko Sang-Sik (Ji Jin-Hee) see fireflies on their date.
In episode 9 of Mask (가면) (SBS, 2015), Choi Min-woo (Ju Ji-hoon) brings Byun Ji-sook (Soo Ae) here. He explains her how coming here and listening to the sound of the wind and the birds clears his mind and he also asks for Ji-sooks future plans and dreams.
Hong Ji-Hong (Kim Rae-Won) proposes here to Yoo Hye-Jung (Park Shin-Hye) in episode 20 of Doctors (닥터스) (SBS, 2016).
This is also the place where shooting practice takes place in City Hunter (2011).
Also, this is where The Scheduler (Jung Il-Woo) explains Shin Ji-Hyun (Nam Gyu-Ri) her two options after her accident in episode 1 of 49 Days (2011) — either directly go to the afterworld or find three people who truly love her.
Oh Ha-ni’s (Jung So-min) imagination kicks in and she dreams up a baroque fight scene between Baek Seung-jo (Kim Hyun-joong) and Bong Joon-gu (Lee Tae-seong) at this garden when the two compete over who is cooler at throwing things in a trashcan in a convenience store in episode 5 of Playful Kiss/Mischievous Kiss/Naughty Kiss (장난스런 키스) (MBC, 2010).
This is also where Shin Ji-Hyunand Han Kang (Jo Hyun-Jae) go for a picnic in episode 20. The dream sequence when Go Mi-nam (Park Shin-Hye) passes out in episode 1 of You’re Beautiful (미남이시네요) (SBS, 2009) also takes place here.
In Boys Over Flowers (2009), this park appears as Shinhwa High School’s garden where Geum Jan-Di (Ku Hye-Sun) sees Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun Joong) play the violin in episode 1.
Also seen in episode 26 of Five Children; Angel Eyes (2014); The Master’s Sun (2013); I Need Romance 2 (2012); Arang and the Magistrate/Tale of Arang (아랑사또전/阿娘使道傳) (MBC, 2012) ; Rooftop Prince (옥탑방 왕세자) (SBS, 2012); Bridal Mask/Gaksital (각시탈) (KBS2, 2012); Deep Rooted Tree/Tree With Deep Roots (뿌리 깊은 나무) (SBS, 2011); Heartstrings/You’ve Fallen for Me (넌 내게 반했어) (MBC, 2011), 49 Days (49일) (SBS, 2011) .
The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원], a botanic garden founded in 1965, is located in the village of Changman-ri [창만리] in the Gwangtan Township [Gwangtan-myeon/광탄면]; around 2,5 hrs by public transport North of Seoul. This is one of the K-Dramaland staples.
242 Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 파주시 광탄면 부흥로 242
(광탄면 창만리 166-1)
Geolocation: 37.800977, 126.873712
— submitted by Marion KDL
— A Poem A Day added by Toni
— 49 Days added by Mich KDL