With the power of social media, flower farms in Cebu, especially in Sirao, became a hit during the previous years, even until now. It became an instant tourist attraction to both locals and tourists. Flower gardens in Cebu are always a part of itineraries. In line with this, a new Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete has been recently opened. Dalaguete is widely known as the home of the highest peak in Cebu, the Osmena Peak. Aside from Osmena Peak, it is also famous for the Casino and Kandungaw Peaks. That is why the Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete, which is the new attraction in the area, gives the tourists an additional reason to explore more of the place.
Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete or “I Love Dalaguete Flower Farm” features a wide variety of flowers aside from its main attraction – the sunflower. The blooming season of the flowers is usually during summer around April to May. The flowers are also in bloom during August to October. A fee of Php 50.00 will be collected upon entry.
How to get there
Getting there is easy as 1, 2 and 3. Ride a taxi, jeep or Grab going to Cebu South Bus Terminal and ride on a bus heading to Dalaguete. Bus fare is Php 130.00. Tell the driver/conductor to drop you off at 7-Eleven Dalaguete. When you arrived at Dalaguete, habal-habal (motorcycle) drivers will welcome you. Get a habal-habal and tell the driver to drop you at Sunflower Garden. Fare per pax is Php 100.00 each way.
Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete
Naren wanted to try her photography skills, and this flower garden is both new to us. That is why we decided to give this place a try. Fortunately, we didn’t fail. We really had fun doing shoots. Almost all the sunflowers were standing so high above us. Luckily, we found some we could reach. If you wish to get good pictures, make sure that you arrive there when the sun isn’t so high yet – around 8 to 10 in the morning. This time will give you good lighting for your photos. You should also bring a hat or umbrella because it is scorching hot especially when you reach noontime! I also highly recommend that you go there on weekdays to avoid the crowd.
Other flowers in Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete
What’s cool also in Sunflower Garden in Dalaguete is the honesty store. No cashier, no attendant: just you and some stuff for sale. It is unmanned which allows you and me to get whatever we need (merienda to souvenirs) and trusting us that we do the right thing! Cool, isn’t it?
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littlemisadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, M.S. student in Structural Engineering and a fur mom of four-legged babies. She writes about her experiences to inspire and educate.