After the breakfast buffet at Safari Lodge we went out to check Baguio Botanical Garden. It was my intention to take pictures as well as draw different botanical flowers in the area. It’s a good thing that the garden is open to all, no entrance fees. Before entering, you can take pictures with these real Ifugao ladies for 20 pesos each.
This is one of the entrance to the Botanical Garden.
Inside the garden, there are booths that let you rent an Ifugao cloth/ costume for 20 pesos, unlimited picture taking with it. Here I am posing as an Ifugao Goddess hahaha with my basket of flowers and feather headdress.
As we went deeper into the garden, we were greeted by these gorgeous yellow flower. They were like mini golden chandeliers. I do not know the exact name but it was magnificent.
I think the name should be changed to Baguio Botanical Forest hahaha it was vast and full of towering trees.
Around 8: 30 Mom went back to Teacher’s Camp to attend the last day of her seminar. I was left at the garden, drawing flowers, leaves and other foliage. Flowers everywhere..duh
I enjoyed a three hour stay at the garden, sketching, taking pictures, listening to my music and minding my own business. Here were some of my sketches.
To tell you the truth, I was a bit disappointed about the Botanical Garden, maybe because the flowers were scattered and did not create a lot of impact like the ones found in Teacher’s Camp. I guess, expecting too much was a bad idea hahaha. Nevertheless, connecting to nature, breathing fresh air, greens everywhere, it was calming, it was cold but I felt warmth; I feel at home.
For the other parts of this Baguio City Travel Guide, please check these links:
– Teacher’s Camp, Travel Guide Part 1 of 4
– Safari Lodge, SM Baguio, Ukay Ukay at Session Road, Travel Guide Part 2 of 4
– Baguio Botanical Garden, Travel Guide Part 3 of 4
– Mines View, The Mansion, Wright Park, Travel Guide Part 4 of 4