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The Garden of Morning Calm: Korea’s Premier K-Drama Film Location

One of Korea’s best and most beautiful gardens is the Garden of Morning Calm. It has floral arrangements and sculpted gardens created in harmony with the surroundings, taking inspiration from Korea’s moniker, “The Land of the Morning Calm.”

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One of Korea’s best and most beautiful gardens is the Garden of Morning Calm. It has floral arrangements and sculpted gardens created in harmony with the surroundings, taking inspiration from Korea’s moniker, “The Land of the Morning Calm.”

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Image Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

In front of the background of Chungryeongsan Mountain, The Garden of Morning Calm displays the splendour of Korean horticulture. Visitors can stroll through a thick forest of pine nut trees and a profusion of flowers in special gardens. The garden’s 20 themed parts are connected by lovely walkways and was inaugurated in May 1996 by horticulture expert Han Sang-kyung.

The Korean Peninsula-shaped Sunken Garden is covered in lovely flowers on both sides, symbolizing the wish for South and North Korea to be united. It is undoubtedly one of the garden’s most well-liked and significant attractions. About 5,000 different plant species, including 300 indigenous to the Baekdusan Mountain, which the Koreans regard as a sacred mountain, are housed in the garden. The garden has been used as the premier location for several filmmaking sessions.

What Time of Day is Ideal for Visiting the Garden of Morning Calm?

The Garden of Morning Calm’s four has seasons Every season, the Garden of Morning Calm features festivals and displays of blooms, making it worthwhile to go there even more than once.

a) Spring

The garden displays a variety of spring flowers in the spring, including cherry blossom, forsythia, Japanese apricot, azalea, and magnolia.


Spring event: Wild Flower Exhibition and Spring Festival
Weather: Mornings and nights can be fairly chilly, despite the lovely warmth of the day. It is strongly advised to dress in layers and to carry a lightweight jacket.

b) Summer

The garden gets lush and boasts its luxuriant trees with leafy branches during the summer. Iris, hydrangea, and rose of Sharon are all in bloom from mid-July to the end of August, respectively.

Summer event: Iris Festival, Hydrangea Festival, and Exhibition, Rose of Sharn Festival and Exhibition
Weather: The summer in Korea is humid, and there may be summer showers. Note: Check the weather forecast.

c) Autumn

The garden in the fall gives stunning views of the changing foliage. Autumn hues are strikingly contrasted by the blue sky, yellow, and red leaves, and autumn flowers lend their fragrant beauty to this gorgeous scene in the garden.

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Image Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

Autumn event: Wild chrysanthemum Exhibition, Chrysanthemum Exhibition, and Maple Festival
Weather: An ideal day for outdoor activities will be created by the moderate breeze of autumn and the clear blue sky. For cool mornings and evenings, bring a jacket.

d) Winter

The garden is great to explore year-round, but winter is especially popular for the annual display of dazzling lights at night.


Winter event: Lighting Festival (December-March)
Weather: In the winter, the sun sets early and the temperature drops below zero degrees Celsius. Wearing thick clothing, wearing boots and gloves will help you stay warm.

5 Places in the Garden of Morning Calm You Must Visit

This seven-acre garden can be rapidly seen in one or two hours by visitors.

a) Hometown Garden

Trees and other plants that Koreans prefer to plant close to their homes surround a fairly traditional thatched bungalow.

b) Rose of Sharon Garden


The national flower of Korea, the Rose of Sharon, is represented by more than 200 different varieties in this garden.

c) Millennium Juniper

This beautiful juniper has been around for a millennium.

d) Pond Garden

Seasonal changes to the trees, pond, and pavilion create a beautiful scene.


e) Conifer Garden

More than 20 different types of evergreen trees may be found in the garden, and kids adore the tiny rail.

How To Get To The Garden of Morning Calm

Location: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432 the Garden of Morning Calm can be reached within 2 hours by car.

Operating Hours: 11:00AM -9:00PM (Closing time depending on sunset time)

Admission Fees

Individuals: Children 6,000 won, Teenagers 7,000 won, and Adults 9,500 won
Groups: Adults pay 8,500 won, teenagers pay 6,000 won, and children pay 5,000 won in groups.


Group Discount

Group discount only available on weekdays for groups of 30 or more; reservations required at +82-1544-6703
Children (3 years old and under) / Teenagers (middle and high school students) / Senior people are eligible for a discount (ages 65 & older)

You could also like to explore some of the other well-known sites close to the Garden of Morning Calm, such as Nami Island, Petite France, Gapyeong Rail Bike, and Gangchon Rail Park.

Taking a tour is the greatest choice if this is your first time traveling. It is the most practical approach to visit the neighboring garden and other well-known tourist attractions.

Jacque is a travel, food and lifestyle blogger. At the age of 20, she started exploring instagrammable places, discovering fascinating cultures, trying various cuisines, and taking amazing photos from local and international travel destinations. Alongside her adventures, she passionately creates Hallyu content.

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