The sweet fragrance of apricot blossoms and the vast 100,000 sq. meter sprawling garden is quite a breathtaking scene. Taking a photo against the backdrop of apricot blossoms is a definite must. The best spot to take pictures at Cheongmaesil Farm is by the hill on the left side of the farm. You can capture hundreds of jars, white apricot blossoms and water flowing along the Seomjin River off in the distance all together. To get a good picture of the scenery and people in your picture, frame your subjects to capture only their upper bodies.
Another thing to keep in mind when you take the picture is to make sure your subjects are standing near an apricot tree in the bright sunlight instead of under the tree. If shaded by an apricot tree, your subjects’ faces will be poorly seen.
Another review, from 2006, via the Joongang Ilbo is here. The festival, and the apricot village, are in eastern Gwangyang, and the website estimates a taxi from Hadong in Gyeongsangnam-do would cost 3,000 won. That might not be a bad idea; last year there weren't any buses from the Gwangyang Bus Terminal---there are two, maybe I should try the other---although the website does say there will be buses from Gwangju and Gwangyang. The JI article says to take the bus from Hadong to Cheongmaesil Farm.