Park Soo-cheol (Lee Jong-won) thinks back to a happy moment he had spend at this garden with his ex-girlfriend and mother of Park Dan-dan (Lee Se-hee) in episode 1 of Young Lady and Gentleman/A Gentleman and a Young Lady (신사와 아가씨) (KBS2, 2021-22).
Jung Seo-hyun (Kim Seo-hyung) visits Mother Emma (Ye Soo-jung), who started working at this garden after retiring as a nun, in final episode 16 of Mine/Blue Diamond (Ma-in/마인) (tvN 2021).
Vincenzo Cassano/Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki), Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-bin) and Vincenzo’s mother Oh Gyeong-ja (Yoon Bok-in) take a walk together at this garden after having taking photos together in episode 16 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021) and for a moment Cha-young excuses herself so that mother and son can spend some time together.
Na Ae-gyo (Lee Ji-ah) lives at a pension on this premises — as seen from episode 8 of Penthouse 2/The Penthouse: War in Life Season 2 (펜트하우스 2) (SBS, 2021). Also seen in Penthouse 3/The Penthouse: War in Life Season 3 (펜트하우스 3) (SBS, 2021).
Left behind by action director and his team for their part-time job, Kook Ki-bong (Shin Hyun-soo) and Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung) walk through this park trying to find their way back home in episode 1 of Eulachacha Waikiki 2 / Welcome to Waikiki 2 (으라차차 와이키키 시즌2) (JTBC, 2019).
In the final scene of final episode 16 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019), Kang Dan-i (Lee Na-young) and Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) walk through this garden and share a kiss.
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) walking through this botanical garden in episode 6. 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 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 Descendants of the Sun/Descended From the Sun (태양의 후예) (KBS2, 2016), Yoo Shi-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) goes fishing in episode 6.
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 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 (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015); they take a walk and goofy selfies.
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.
[SPOILER] Koo Seo-jin (Hyun-Bin) confesses his feelings to Jang Ha-na (Han Ji-min) at this garden in final episode 20 of Hyde, Jekyll & I/Hyde Jekyll, Me (하이드 지킬, 나) (SBS, 2015) which ends with a soft kiss.
This garden is the backdrop for the entry sequel in Fated to Love You/You Are My Destiny (운명처럼 널 사랑해) (MBC, 2014) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.
This is also the place where shooting practice takes place in City Hunter (시티헌터) (SBS, 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 (49일) (SBS, 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 appears the garden of the monastery at which Ko Mi-nyeo/Gemma (Park Shin-Hye) lives in You’re Beautiful (미남이시네요) (SBS, 2009) — as seen in episode 1. The dream sequence when Go Mi-nam (Park Shin-Hye) passes out in episode 1 of also takes place here.
In Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009), this park appears as Shinhwa High School’s garden. This is, for instance, the place where jealous Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) tries to force-kiss Geum Jan-di (Go Hye-sun) in episode 3.
Also seen in episode 11 of When the Weather Is Fine/I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day/If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You/I’ll Find You When The Weather Is Nice (날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요) (JTBC, 2020); in episode 10 of of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019); Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18); episode 26 of Five Children/Five Enough (아이가 다섯) (KBS2, 2016); 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/Attic 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); Assorted Gems (보석비빔밥) (MBC, 2009).
TEASER FILMED HERE
Movie filmed here
— Empire of Lust (순수의 시대) (2015)
The Botanical Garden BCJ [벽초지 문화 수목원 / 벽초지수목원], also known as Byukchoji Gardens, a botanic garden founded in 1965, is one of the K-Dramaland staples. It is located in the village of Changman [Changman-ri/창만리] in Paju’s Gwangtan Township [Gwangtan-myeon/광탄면]; around 2.5 hrs by public transport north of Seoul.
242 Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 광탄면 부흥로 242
(광탄면 창만리 166-1)
Geolocation: 37.800977, 126.873712
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, September 2019
— A Poem A Day added by Toni
— Hotel Del Luna added by Thom Musni
— Hyde Jekyll, Me added by a KDL Guest