Finding patches of green, more so a field of colorful flowers, is hard to do in Metro Manila. It's a good thing that the chilly foothills of Sierra Madre are just to the right, on our eastern border. If you're looking to go on a weekend getaway, breathe in some fresh air, and take photos of vibrant flowers, Celossian Flower Farm in Baras, Rizal, has reopened their doors post-quarantine (and post-super typhoon). It has rows of celosia flowers, which are known for their bright yellow, pink, and orange colors. Anyone can check out this kaleidoscopic attraction for only P20.
Celosia the colorful flower farm
The celosia, which is also known as woolflowers or cockscombs, features flame-like flower heads that bloom once a year. It grows in the wet season and is easily cultivated in humid areas.
Celossian Flower Farm is in easy one-hour drive from SM City East Ortigas in Pasig City. You can take a route that goes through Ortigas Avenue Extension and E. Rodriguez Avenue. There are a number of attractions in Rizal you can check out along the way.
Check out the best places to visit in Antipolo:
Pinto Art Museum
1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Subdivision, San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission fee is at P250
Pinto Art Museum houses a number of art galleries that feature pieces by Filipino contemporary artists. The structure was designed by architect Antonio Leano after art collector Joven Cuanang expressed his desire to build a place where he could exhibit his acquisitions and showcase Philippine art.
Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse
113 Beverly Hills Avenue, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Antipolo City, Rizal
Open from Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Burrow Café at Antipolo Beehouse is not only known for its food, but also for its location, which is partially underground. Customers have to go through a narrow staircase that leads to a restaurant with huge windows, drop ceiling lights, colorful chairs, and rustic tables.
Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery
Sapang Buho Road, Barangay Dalig, Antipolo City, Rizal
Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This café-slash-pottery studio in Antipolo lets you feast on farm-to-table Southeast Asian fusion dishes like the Alagao Appetizer—which has been on their menu for 23 years—and Steamed Pompano with Nuoc Cham Sauce. Since Rizal is known for its suman, the restaurant offers the delicacy in different ways: Suman at Mangga, Suman a la Mode, Suman Itim, and Suman at Tsokolate.
Celossian Flower Farm is located in Sitio Tamalan, Baras, Rizal. Entrance is at P20. For updates, follow Celossian Flower Farm on Facebook.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.