Flower farms in the Philippines are becoming popular tourist destinations because of what they offer to nature lovers and to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of nature. Some of the most prominent flowers found in these farms include roses, celosias, and sunflowers.
As tourist attractions, flower farms make gorgeous backdrops for photos and Instagram posts. But they are also great stress relievers because they offer a peaceful and relaxing ambiance.
Although it’s technically not a farm, Cebu’s 10,000 Roses Cafe is one of the most popular flower-themed attractions in the country. This unique cafe features 10,000 roses on full display. Baguio Botanical Garden is another attraction that deserves mention. This huge green space is home to flower gardens and hundreds of pine trees.
Aside from flower farms, Filipinos also love flower festivals. Arguably, the most popular of them all is the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio. This festival is held every February and lasts for a whole month. Panagbenga celebrates the season of flower blossoming and the resilience of the Cordillera people after the 1990 Luzon Earthquake devastation.
The top flower farms in the country are wholesome, romantic, and very accessible attractions. They are perfect destinations for couples and families. They represent the country’s happiness, natural wealth, and love for life.
Here are the top flower farms in the Philippines:
Photo by Sunshine Farm Philippines
Situated in Barangay Lai, Tiaong Quezon, Sunshine Farm is one of the most distinct flower-themed attractions in the country. It’s home to thousands of sunflowers, so it’s no wonder that this farm has become a favorite setting for special occasions like birthdays and weddings.
Sunshine Farm’s founder, Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi, opened the farm to visitors in February 2018. The farm is home to thousands of sunflowers, which is a symbol of life and happiness. Aside from being a picturesque attraction, there is a meaningful cause behind the farm’s establishment.
Fresnedi fights for the PWDs or persons with disabilities community. Sunshine Farm’s mission is to provide a livelihood to disabled people and support various PWD projects. When you visit the farm, you will immediately notice its PWD employees.
A visit to Sunshine Farm usually means exploring the farm complex and taking countless photos of its most scenic spots.
Take note that April and May are the best months for sunflower blooming. However, it is still possible to visit in other months, and the natural scenery is still lovely as the farm is also filled with other types of flowers. You may contact or consult the farm management before your visit.
Sunshine Farm operates an onsite shop where you can buy flowers, gifts, and souvenirs. It also has a small restaurant hut that serves affordable dishes and fruit juices. Some of the earnings from the restaurant and shop directly go to the farm’s projects and advocacies.
Sunshine Farm is about a 3-hour drive (95 km) from Metro Manila.
Photo by Celossian Flower Farm
The Celossian Flower Farm is located in the town of Baras, Rizal, about 47 KM from Metro Manila. As the farm’s name suggests, this particular flower farm is home to celosia, a type of flower that features large flame-shaped petals and bright red and yellow colors.
Aside from its attractive appearance, the celosia is special as it blooms only once per year. This flower typically grows in humid areas, so the country’s climate is an ideal place for it to thrive. Other known names of celosia include cockscomb and woolflower.
The flower scenery at Celossian Flower Farm is often compared to the famous flower farms in the Netherlands. The farm is a well-known and inexpensive tourist attraction in Rizal. It is very accessible to the public. Although there is an entrance fee, this amount is quite minimal, at less than 1 USD per person. During your visit, you can walk around the property with family and friends and take as many photos and “selfies” as you want.
The Celossian Flower Farm is about 38 kilometers from Metro Manila. You need to drive approximately 2 hours to reach the farm. It is open every day from 6 am to 6 pm.
Photo by Haight’s Place
Haight’s Place is a farm in Atok Benguet. The farm’s location in the town of Paoay usually experiences lower temperatures compared to the rest of the Benguet region. This is why the government chose this farm to be the planting site of the Sakura trees (Cherry Blossoms). Sakura trees thrive in cool weather. The batch of trees planted at Haight’s place was donated by Japan. The section of Haight’s Place where the Cherry Blossoms reside is called Sakura Park.
There are two Sakura varieties found in Haight’s Place, and these are the Yakiwari Sakuta, which bears pink flowers, and Sindaya Sakura, which bears white flowers. The trees were planted in 2016, and it will take an average of 4 to 5 years for these trees to fully mature.
If you visit Haight’s Place right now, you will see the young Sakura trees. Some of their flowers start to blossom around April. A few years more and the trees will look very similar to the mature ones in Japan. If that happens, then Filipinos won't need to get out of the country to witness the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms up close and personal.
Although the public has to wait for a couple more years for the Sakura to fully mature and blossom, there are other reasons to visit Haight’s Place these days. The park has that gorgeous hilly and lush scenery that Benguet is known for. This picturesque site is covered with various flowers, like hydrangeas, sunflowers, calendulas, and alstroemeria.
It is possible to stay overnight at Haight’s Place as the property maintains three rooms, a cabin, and a camping site.
Farmer’s Love Agri Farm is one of Tarlac’s pride. This flower field covers half a hectare of land and features vibrant flowers like marigold, celosias, vinca, and zinnia. It officially opened in July 2019 and quickly became popular on social media.
Farmer's Love is another farm that looks like the miniature version of the Keukenhof Garden in Amsterdam. People fondly call it the “Little Amsterdam of Tarlac”. The best period to visit this farm is from March to May, when most flowers are in full bloom at this time.
The farm features an open space with several rows of flowers occupying most of the farm’s land area. While many tourists spend their time here, walking around and taking photos, others use Farmer’s Love as a photoshoot setting.
The farm opens early at 6 am and closes at 6 pm. It is best to visit early in the morning as it is likely to get sunnier and hotter as the day progresses. Other visitors plan their visit just before sunset.
From Manila, Farmer’s Love Agri Farm is about 131 km away. This drive averages around 4 hours. From Tarlac City, the farm is only about 1.5 km away. You can hire a tricycle (local transport) from Tarlac City to bring you straight to the farm's entrance. The farm sits along Luisita Road in Mapalacsiao, Tarlac City.
Photo by Yamato Flower Farm
If you’re visiting the Visayas region of the Philippines, consider a trip to Yamato Flower Farm in Lambunao, Iloilo Province.
Yamato is large, occupying two hectares of land. It was named after the defunct international school where the farm stands today. A group of locals came up with the idea of developing a flower farm on the empty lot near the school.
Yamato Flower Farm may be low-key, but it grows an impressive collection of flower varieties. Some varieties you will encounter include portulaca, cosmos, cockscomb, zinnia, marigold, globe amaranth, and Mexican petunia.
The farm offers plenty of photo opportunities as it’s open to the public from 6 am to 6 pm. Through its vast flower scenery, Yamato hopes to provide peace and relaxation to its visitors. It is not overly commercialized and is often not packed with tourists. There is no proper restaurant or cafe in the area, so bring your own drinks and snacks if you want to stay longer.
Yamato Flower Farm is situated in Barangay Cayan Oeste. It is about 47 kilometers from Iloilo City, the provincial capital. If you’re coming from the city, the drive is about an hour and 30 minutes to reach Yamato.
Photo by Mariano’s Blooming Agri-Tourism Park
Mariano’s Blooming Agri-Tourism Park is the first of its kind in South Cotabato. The park occupies 1.5 hectares of land and is in a scenic location. Mariano’s is in Tupi, a town known for growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The farm sits on the foothills of the dormant volcano, Mount Matutum, surrounded by lush vegetation.
The main draw at Mariano’s Blooming Park is its sunflower field, featuring more than 10000 sunflowers planted in rows. The farm also has other flower varieties like cosmo, marigolds, carnations, and mandalas that complement the sunflower’s signature bright yellow color. Hundreds of these flowers form interesting patterns. The park management changes these patterns from time to time.
Visitors usually walk around the flower field and take photos. The farm also has a viewing deck where you get a panorama of the flower field.
Mariano’s Blooming Agri-Tourism Park does not only house a flower garden. It has a large bird sanctuary where visitors can pay to enter and see various species of birds in action. It has a farmer’s market where you can buy herbs, fruits, and flower seedlings at the end of your visit. If you get hungry while at Mariano’s, you can also dine at the park’s restaurant called Mirasol Cafe.
Mariano’s is open on weekdays, from 7 am to 5:30 pm, and on weekends from 7 am to 6 pm.
Photo by Tayug Sunflower Eco Park
Sunflower farms in the Philippines are a big hit in the tourism industry, so the Pangasinan Province adds its own twist to a traditional sunflower farm.
The province’s Sunflower Maze is considered to be a pioneer landscape design in the Philippines. It is a creation of landscape designer Toni Rivera and sits in a 3- hectare property also called Tayug Eco Park and owned by the Allied Botanical Corporation (ABC).
According to the company, The giant maze is composed of about 8,000 large sunflower plants. The maze itself looks like a sunflower from above. The maze can accommodate 100 people at a given time.
Aside from the maze, the property also has other sections decorated with ornamental plants and flowers like petunia, torenia, and celosia. The farm designer also recycled materials like old furniture, gardening tools, pots, water drums, and tires.
The entrance fee to the farm allows you to explore the maze and the property’s other sections. Just beside the maze lies a market that sells over 100 types of vegetables. The farm also grows watermelons and melons, which visitors can buy during their visit.
The Sunflower Maze opens from 7 am to 5 pm. It’s located in Barangay C. Lichauco, Tayug, Pangasinan. The months of February and March are the best times to visit the Sunflower Maze as the sunflowers are in full bloom during these times.
Buwak means ‘flower’ in Cebuano, the local language used in Cebu. Thus, Buwakan ni Alejandra is translated to Alexajandra’s Flower Garden. Buwakan is a famous flower farm in Cebu.
Local councilman Eleuterio Gentap is the owner and landscaper of Buwakan, and he named the garden after his mother-in-law, who loves growing flowers. There are hundreds of plants and flowers planted around the property. Some of the flowers you will see here include angel trumpets, hibiscus, dahlias, roses, begonias, and spider flowers.
When you visit the flower garden, you need to pay an entrance fee and attend an orientation. Guests are usually accompanied by a guide and are expected to follow designated trails.
Take note that the flowers Buwakan ni Alejandra are not for sale, and picking them is prohibited.
Buwakan ni Alejandra is located in Barangay Gaas in Balamban Cebu. You can access it via the Transcentral highway. The garden is open every day, from 7 am to 6 pm. If a storm develops, the management usually closes the flower garden.
The Sirao Flower Farm is the most well-known Cebu flower farm. The farm’s fame started when its photos went viral on social media in 2015. However, the influx of too many tourists damaged the flower fields of Sirao. Since then, the site’s management has implemented measures to control the crowd and promote responsible tourism.
Today, there are two Sirao Flowers Farms, and they are just adjacent to each other. The original flower field, which stands on top of a hill, is formally called Sirao Garden Little Amsterdam. This flower garden follows the Amsterdam flower garden theme.
The main attraction here is the seemingly endless rows of flowers. The most dominant flower type you will see here is celosia because it thrives in tropical climates. Celosias possess vibrant colors comparable to colder climate flowers like hyacinths and tulips. Other flowers you will encounter at Sirao include daisy, aster, sunflower, and chrysanthemum.
The second Sirao Flower Farm is named Sirao Pictorial Garden and Camping Site or PGCS. As the name suggests, this complex was designed with photo-taking and Instagram in mind.
Joining Sirao Garden tours offers guests the opportunity to enjoy mountain views and the flower scenery. It also has various photogenic structures and installations like swings, a native tree house, a mini windmill, and a giant hand sculpture.
The word “breathtaking” comes to mind when you ask tourists what they think about the Northern Blossom Flower Farm. There may be other flower farms in the Baguio area, but Northern Blossom remains to be the most visited.
This flower farm is located in Sayangan, Atok, Benguet and expands to two hectares of land. The farm sits on an elevated area with the Benguet mountain ranges and low-lying clouds as its background. The mountain view, clouds, and seemingly endless rows of colorful flowers make Northern Blossom one of the top flower-themed top attractions in the country.
Northern Blossom grows a wide collection of flowers, including some rare varieties. Examples of the flowers planted here are delphiniums, dusty miller, rice flowers, snapdragons, and alstroemeria. The farm is especially known for its cabbage roses. It is also a popular supplier to many florists in Metro Manila.
The entrance fee to Northern Blossom includes free bread and locally grown coffee. While there, you can hire a guide to give you a more comprehensive tour and teach you the different flowers and plants on the property. An average tour lasts for about an hour.
Northern Blossom has a large homestay facility, so visitors can choose to stay overnight and explore the farm during sunrise. Compared to other farms mentioned in the list, the average temperature here is much cooler ( 8 degrees celsius). Thus, make sure to wear thick clothing, socks, and closed shoes to keep you warm during your visit.
The best time to visit this flower farm is from January to April, when most flowers are in full bloom. From Baguio City, Northern Blossom is a little less than 50 kilometers, which can equate to around 1.45 hours of driving via the Baguio-La Trinidad-Benguet Road and Halsema Highway.
Explore the Beautiful Flower Farms in the Philippines
Visiting flower farms in the Philippines means spending most of your time outdoors. In most cases, these farms feature open fields with little shade. Thus, make sure to bring your preferred sun protection like an umbrella, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
You will most likely experience hot and humid weather during your visit, so make sure to bring water or other drinks to rehydrate. Expect plenty of walking so wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. If you want to avoid the heat and sun exposure, schedule your visit to a flower farm early in the morning or before sunset.
It’s important to understand that some of the farms mentioned are seasonal attractions. If you wish to see the flowers in full bloom, research or contact the farms first before your visit to avoid being disappointed.
A trip to some of the best flower fields in the Philippines will remind you how nature can be both beautiful and soothing. The colorful flower fields can bring happiness to those who see them.
Flowers have always been a favorite gift to a loved one as they represent love and affection. But if you want to do something different, bring your loved ones to a flower farm. Instead of admiring a bouquet, they can admire the hundreds of flowers that celebrate beauty and life.