Been thinking of loosening up from the city? Or maybe, you just want stunning Instagram content? Whatever your needs are, seeking comfort in a field of colorful flowers will always do the trick.
In case you didn't know, there are plenty of gorgeous flower farms in the Philippines that will allow you to frolic in lush meadows, just like in the movies. Good thing is that it wouldn't even require you to travel far.
Without further ado, PhilSTAR L!fe presents you these flower farms in the country, which you can visit if you want to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the Metro.
Celossian Flower Farm
Although its celosia—a plant with crested flowers as the main feature—only bloom in certain seasons, Celossian Flower Farm is also home to sunflowers and a wide spectrum of blooms. Located at Baras, Rizal, it’s open daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The entrance fee varies depending on age—P50 pesos for adults, P40 for senior citizens, and P30 for kids. You can also pick a sunflower (P100) as a souvenir.
Dafalongs Garden Cafe and Park
If you’re one to enjoy being surrounded by nature, especially greeneries, then Dafalongs Flower Farm is the place for you. Located in Barangay Bagacay, San Dionisio, Iloilo City, this flower farm is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with only P30 as entrance fee if you want to roam around their park. They also have a cafe where you can watch the sunset peering through while you eat your food.
Northern Blossom Flower Farm
After being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and typhoon Ulysses, Northern Blossom Flower Farm now accepts visitors from Monday to Saturday. Located in Sayangan, Atok, Benguet, the entrance fee ranges from P250 for adults, P200 for senior citizens and PWD, and P50 for kids aged six to ten. Prepare to be in awe during your visit, as the place is home to a wide range of beautiful flowers.
Nestled at the foot of the iconic Mt. Banahaw, Bukid Amara is a place for people who want their much-needed relaxation. They are open every day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a 100-peso entrance fee.
Aside from this, they also have a cafe where you can get lunch and refreshments. But if you’re in for more, they offer fish feeding, fish catching, and having them cooked. You can also stay in their kubo or get ride a balsa in the fish pond.
The best thing about Bukid Amara? They promote a sustainable way of farming and target to redefine farm recreation.
Sirao Pictorial Garden
Looking for Instagram-worthy spots? Sirao Pictorial Garden got you covered. For a P70 entrance fee, you can take pictures not only in their field of vibrant blossoms but also in their art installations. The flower wonderland, located in Cebu, will give you the most out of your visit as it is open Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located in Cebu, get the most out of your trip since they are open Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Girasoles Sunflower Field
Just when you thought flower farms are only found a flight away from Manila, Girasoles Sunflower Field proves that all it takes is a three-hour drive to this psychedelic place.
Located on Bypass Road in Candelaria, Quezon, the flower farm offers a wide area filled with sunflowers, bougainvillea, and daisies, among other blooms. Its flower field also has mini photo op spots with a vintage bike, sunflower chairs, and a parachute-inspired installation, which can add more fun to your snaps.
Girasoles Sunflower Field is a good option for a brunch or afternoon date as it also has a restaurant in it. It is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with an entrance fee of P100 for adults and P80 for children at least six years old, senior citizens, and PWD.
They say a trip to Taiwan isn't complete without a visit to its Houli Flower farm. This tourist attraction has been frequented by travelers who would like to take breathtaking photos of themselves playing the piano amidst dream-like flower fields.
Guess what? You can create a 'Gram-worthy photo just like that in Farm Villaronte in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija. This colorful flower field has a myriad of blooms to serve as a scenic backdrop for your unli selfies.
And just like Houli Farm, a section of Farm Villaronte comes with a yellow grand piano for your Taiwan-inspired snaps. This in addition to other photo-op areas in the park, which include a lighthouse, jeepney, classic helicopter, and a Volkswagen Beetle inspired by Herbie the Love Bug.
This local tourist destination is perfect for the budget-conscious as the entrance fee only costs P50.
Farmer's Love Agri Farm
Another flower park that has been catching the eye of local tourists since 2019 is Farmer's Love Agri Farm. This park spans half a hectare and features a vast collection of colorful flowers that includes sunflowers, celosias, zinnias, and torenias, which are in full bloom from March to May.
Farmer's Love Agri Farm is dubbed "Little Amsterdam of Tarlac" as it resembles the Keukenhof Garden in Amsterdam. The good news is that it is just a four-hour drive from Manila.
It is located at Purok 4, Barangay Imbalbalatong, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fee is at P50 for adults, P40 for senior citizens, PWD, and kids below five years old.
EMV Flower Farm
Located two hours away from Metro Manila, EMV Flower Farm has been serving both as a sanctuary for flower lovers and families who want a quick getaway from the city.
Its flower farm features a bounty of blooms, with Chrysanthemums and sunflowers as its main attraction. Tourists can visit the place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the resort's day tour, which comes with a fee of P80.
Meanwhile, those who are up for a staycation can rent EMV Villas for P7,900 a night. Other amenities include a swimming pool, pavilions, playground, cafe, and banquet hall that can accommodate up to 50 people.
EMV Flower Farm and EMV Villa is located at Sitio Portugal, Brgy. Tambo Malaki, Indang, Cavite.
With reports from Justine Punzalan