Han So-yeon (Ko Sung-hee) comes to this garden for a ‘date’ with AI hologram ‘Holo’ (Yoon Hyun-min in episode 6 in My Holo Love/I Holo You (나 홀로 그대) (Netflix, 2020), unaware that she’s being tailed by the police. After being alerted by Holo, Ko Nam-do (Yoon Hyun-min) comes personally to look for her and pretend to be Holo, but his cover is almost blown when they came close to kissing. Later, Holo faces a glitch and zaps out. Outside the garden, Ko Yoo-jin (Choi Yeo-jin) comes to find So-yeon and asks for the glasses back, but So-yeon insists on going along to the GIO Lab building to see Holo.
The exterior of the main building of this complex appears as the Cha Min’s mother Eom Ae-ran’s (Yun Yoo-sun) mansion in Abyss (어비스) (tvN, 2019); as seen in episode 2.
This appears as the property in which Yoon Ma-ri (Park Han-byul) and Kang In-wook (Ryu Soo-young) live at in Love in Sadness (슬플 때 사랑한다) (MBC, 2019) — as seen in episode 1.
The Odd Ball Event – a party of the young super rich — takes place here in episodes 5-6 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018) and Myung Seok-hwan (An Se-ha), the host of the ball, burns a cheque and puts the ashes in the wine glass for a toast and he then calls Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) an stage to drink it. Instead, Gi-Bbeum splashes the wine on Seok-Hwan and Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) comes also to rescue and confesses to and kisses Gi-bbeum in front of everyone.
It is here where two gods doppelgangers of Ma Jin-Joo (Jang Na-Ra) and Choi Ban-Do (So Ho-Jun) have a fight in a heavenly garden in episode 12 of Go Back Couple (고백부부) (KBS2, 2017 — at 1:08).
This is where the wedding of Jung Jae-Chan’s (Lee Jong-Suk) colleagues takes place in final episode 32 of While You Were Sleeping (2017) (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017) and where everybody goes. And both, Jae-Chan and Nam Hong-Joo (Bae Suzy) catch the bridal bouquet.
Kang Soo-Jin (Uee) comes here in episode 8 of Manhole (맨홀-이상한 나라의 필) (KBS2, 2017) to take pictures for here presentation and Bong Pil (Kim Jae-Joong) gave her a surprise visit — another attempt to confess his feelings. Later-on, they both wished on a fountain also located in this garden.
Also seen in episode 15 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).
First Garden [퍼스트가든] or Paju First Garden [파주 퍼스트 가든] might be best described as a theme park combined with wedding halls. It is located in Paju’s neighborhood Sangjiseok [Sangjiseok-dong/상지석동] — part of administrative neighborhood Unjeong [Unjeong-dong/운정동] –, around 1:30 hrs from Seoul by public transport.
Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si, Sangjiseok-dong, 1021-3
경기도 파주시 탑삭골길 260
(경기도 파주시 상지석동 1021-3)
Geolocation: 37.731697, 126.794776
— submitted by deanekitty29
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, September 2018
— While You Were Sleeping (2017) added by Monica
— Go Back Couple (2017) added by Alex
— Melting Me Softly, Devilish Joy, Abyss added by Thom Musni
— Love in Sadness added by Marion KDL
— My Holo Love added by Mich KDL