A Botanic Garden and Farm

Portion of the resort -style farm

This is a private farm garden owned by one of Metro Manila’s famous politician . The tour group was escorted by a security group upon reaching the place.

Koi pond

The group saw a lot of collections ranging from family pictures, paintings , antiques,Ā  potteries, furniture, santos, jars, figurines, furniture , books Ā  and the south east AsianĀ  style inspiredĀ  architecture inĀ  each of the pavilion like structures which resembles Bali in Indonesia , BangkokĀ  or evenĀ  in Mainland China .

Asian inspired pavilion guarded by Chinese- Fu dogs

ThereĀ  is like a big botanic garden which had themed landscape from European style manicured lawn and themed portions which separates expensive palms,Ā  adeniums, ornamental plants, shrubs and flowering trees including several aviaries .

Shade house filled with blooming Dendrobium anosmum locally known as

( sanggumay ), Vanda hybrids, Vanda teres and native orchids

There are also several big green houses which housed the collections of cacti, succulents, orchids, bromeliads,Ā  ferns, cycads , aroidsĀ  andĀ  anthuriums.

According to one of the caretakers, this is like a wonderland of plants from different parts of the world. The collection of the exotic plants spanned over 30 years which started during the pre-martial law days .

The group was treated to a sumptuous buffet style lunch which offered the best from the area.The group were very happy to spend some time in the resort style farm . Photo opportunities and small chit chat with the gracious hosts were the done after the lunch break.

man -made lagoon planted with lotus

There are several man-made pond and lagoons within the property which serves as a planting area for lotus, water lilies and were Peking ducks swim.

colorful serviceĀ  vehicle

The group needed a small service vehicle in order to tour the entire property.

Before the end of theĀ  day the group was again treated for a light afternoon snacks which consists of native rice cakes, young coconut pie , nuts and soft drinks.

crucifixion tableau scene late 19th century

According to the owner , they are planning to open the property to the public for a fee in a few years to come . The place is perfect for weddings, parties, location shooting , photo opportunity, convention ,Ā  meeting placeĀ  or simply a place to relax andĀ  to admire the wonders of nature.

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