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The Philippines’ first and only flower terraces, the Terrazas de Flores, is a botanical garden that
is decorated with colorful flowers that are meticulously planted in rows. Every row of flower
species is arranged on a slope, which forms flower terraces. The flower garden has more than
120 species of plants and flowers.
The botanical garden is likened to Banawe Rice Terraces for its rice terraces-like features.
Terrazas de Flores’ exact location is in Sitio Tigib, Malubog, Cebu City. The place is a one-
hectare botanical garden on a mountain slope, featuring a wide array of plants. The popular
destination is around 30 minutes far from the city center.
The botanical garden spent eight years in the making and finally opened its doors to the public
last October 1, 2016. The owner, Yuri Barrameda, introduced the garden with 127 species of
blooms. Barrameda built the terraces of flowers as a testament of love for his three children, as
he thought a bouquet of flowers were not enough.
Back in 2007, the terraces were just another hill on a mountainside. Two years later, Barrameda
developed the area with the help of green-thumbed residents of Barangay Malubog. The
terraces are natural and constructed of interlocking stones, which could withstand hard rains. It
also prevents soil erosion.
What to See and Do in Terrazas de Flores
Visitors can explore the garden that hosts 127 plant species. Each flower is labeled with their
scientific name and are identified by the Botanical Society of the University of San Carlos
Within the premises, guests can rent cabanas to rest and relax in. There’s also a coffee shop
situated at the heart of the botanical garden ready to serve hungry guests. From the cafe,
visitors can get a sight of the town and the greenery that surrounds it. Visitors can find a
painting of Barrameda’s three kids on the cafe’s wall.