Sunflower Maze in Tayug, Pangasinan

March 15, 2017 Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines

Sunflower Maze, Tayug, Pangasinan

UPDATED May 17, 2017: Allied Botanical Corporation's Annual Open Days announced that the Sunflower Season has ended. The farm is now closed. But just like sunflowers, I hope they'd bloom and come back again next year. 🌻


Landscape photo of the Sunflower MazeI don't know about you, but I really think sunflowers radiate happiness and positivity! That's why when the news about the first sunflower maze in the country began circulating on social media, everyone went crazy!

HOW TO GET THERE:

The Allied Botanical Corporation (ABC) Farm is located at Barangay C. Lichauco, Tayug, Pangasinan. It is a 30-minute drive from Carmen exit in TPLEx (roughly, around 3 to 4 hours from Metro Manila).

For commuters from Manila, you may opt to ride air-condition buses headed to Tayug. Five Star, Viron Transit and Santrans have direct routes to the city proper, but you may choose to ride any bus headed up north (i.e. Baguio, Dagupan, Ilocos, etc.). Get off at SM City Rosales (Carmen) and ride another bus or van bound to Tayug. You'll be dropped off at their terminals or at 7-11, where you could easily hire a tricycle (₱150) to take you to the Sunflower Maze that would take another 20 to 30 minutes.

I was lucky enough that Josh lives near the place, so we simply drove our way and followed the signs leading to the farm. 

Map of the Sunflower Maze
variety of flowers
variety of flowers
Bike at the Secret Graden within the Sunflower Maze
Sunflower

Aside from the colorful flowers within the maze, the Allied Botanical Corporation also features a variety of vegetables in their farm.

Leafy vegetables in Sunflower Maze
Vegetables in Sunflower Maze
varieties of squash and tabungaw (upo)
Variety of chili
varieties of chili, including the famous habanero, the hottest chili pepper in the world
Sunflower Maze 11 of 15

Maybe some of you have heard that the farm was temporarily closed because the sunflowers were damaged and already wilted. I am not entirely sure how the sunflowers were sat and stepped on when they're about 4 feet tall, but here's proof that there are actually irresponsible people who keep on ruining the good things. 😡


vandalism on vegetables

Unfortunately, these people aren't aware about the LEAVE NO TRACE policy. So, to everyone out there who's planning to visit the Sunflower Maze (or any place for that matter), please follow the rule.  Respect your surroundings. If you see someone violating it, call them out. 😞


Pick and Pay area for flowers

Trisha, Josh, Lizette, me, Kuya Al
(clockwise) Trisha, Josh, Lizette, me, Kuya Al

Anyway, on our visit, most of the sunflowers within the maze are gone, but new seedlings are already planted as you can see on our photo above. (Bummer, I know.) But I could always come back the next time I visit his hometown! So, for the mean time, there's a pick and pay area near the registration booth where visitors could buy freshly-picked vegetables and potted flowers. That's where we took the sunflower photos, too!

Just make sure to check with Allied Botanical Corporation on Facebook prior to your visit to catch the sunflowers in full bloom! The next batch of sunflowers are expected to bloom around the last week of March or early April.

my photo with the sunflowers

The Sunflower Maze is open daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. I suggest you come early in the morning to avoid the heat of the sun, but make sure to bring your caps and umbrellas just in case. There's a minimal fee of 100 to get full access on the farm, while students, senior citizens and PWDs are entitled to a 20% discount. 🌻


Are you planning to visit the a-maze-ing sunflowers anytime soon?

Follow

Post a Comment

© The Diary Queen. Design by FCD.