Sirao is my father’s hometown. I have been there for like a million times already and I never thought the place would be famous for its beautiful flower farm someday. I remember when I was little, my brother and I used to play hide and seek around the gardens and mama would take pictures of us there. The flowers were different then. They were mostly roses and camias.
Just last year, the place became viral over social media. My papa told me the garden is owned by his cousin. They were supposed to sell the flowers in the market but someone went there one day, took nice pictures and just like that, it has spread over Facebook. From then on, locals would come visit the flower farm and take pictures. Unfortunately, some people were very irresponsible. A sea of flowers were little by little destroyed because people were stepping onto them. Poor beauty. I don’t know exactly when it started but the owner decided to ask entrance fee from those who want to visit the garden. It was a blessing in disguise because at that time, his daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. The owner told my papa that the money they earned from visits is way higher than the profit they would get when they sell it to the market. And so they beautified the area and now it has become more viral. Countless photoshoots happened there.
Recently, my friend from Manila came to Cebu and we brought her to the garden farm as she was dying to see the flowers. Last year I also went there with my boyfriend together with my parents but the place wasn’t that really nice yet. There were only a few rows of flowers. But now take a look at the photos we took. The weather was too moody. Kinda gloomy. We had a hard time chasing the sunlight for just five seconds. Actually there’s two flower farm there. The first one is just a small area and the entrance fee is only P25.00 per head.
We thought that was it. We were kinda disappointed because the photos we saw on social media were far different that what we saw personally. Good thing my friend suggested we’d go down the road and there it was! The beautiful garden!
ENTRANCE FEE: P30.00 per head
HOW TO GET THERE:
If you think you’d have to spend more than 200 bucks to get to
Sirao Flower Garden, then you are being fooled by the motorcycle drivers. A
hundred bucks or less is enough. Now here’s what my friends and I did.
Ride a jeepney to Tugop. They park in front of the market on the way to Busay. I don’t
know the name of the market but I meant the one where the motorcycles park
bound to Busay and beyond. Don’t ever mention you are going to Sirao. Just ask
where you can ride the jeepney to Tugop. You will know that you’ve reached Tugop
when you see Bumble V gas station on the left side. It’s the only gas station
there. Jeepney fare is only P20.00 per head.
Ride a motorcycle to Sirao. From Tugop, the flower farm won’t be too far so the fare
is only P20.00 per head.
On going back to the city, you do the vice versa. Fare would
still be the same. P20.00 for the motorcycle from Sirao to Tugop and another P20.00
for the jeepney from Tugop to JY. However, if it’s late afternoon already,
jeepneys would be rare. You have no choice but to ride another mototrcycle.
Anyway.it’s only P35.00 to P40.00 per head.
Enjoy the beauty of Sirao! Take more pictures but be responsible enough also. Flowers are living things too. They are God’s creation just like you. 🙂