Take Gorgeous Photos In These Sunflower Fields In Negros
Belle Piccio | Sep 27, 2018
If red roses symbolize love and romance not many of us know that sunflowers symbolize adoration and loyalty.
Sunflowers are also known for being “happy” flowers because of its bright yellow color that brings joy to people who see or receives it. And, when we see rows and rows of sunflowers blooming we can’t help but take a picture of it.
There are 2 popular sunflower farms in Negros Occidental that is open to the public where you can have unlimited selfies and photos with friends and family.
1) OISCA Sunflower Garden
The sunflowers at OISCA farm are now in full bloom.
Located at Barangay Tabunan, Bago City you’ll find about 3,000 sunflowers covering the field looking at the sun. It is open to the public from Mondays to Saturdays at 8:30am-11:00am and 2:00pm-5:00pm.
But you have to hurry as it is only open until October 2, 2018 and will open again until the next bloom. Sunflowers can only lasts up to 10 days and will start to wilt and droop.
There’s no entrance fee but you can give donation for the caretaker to help with the maintenance of the farm.
For inquiries, you can visit the OISCA-Bago Training Center at Barangay Tabunan, Bago City, Negros Occidental or call (034) 702-9075.
2) Bucalan - CACI Sunflower Farm
Another farm is located at Barangay RSB, La Carlota City. Aside from the regular sunflower that we are familiar with you’ll also find many varieties such as the rare pink, yellow bicolor, dark red bicolor and multicolor.
You can buy freshly cut sunflowers at an affordable price. There’s no entrance fee but you’ll find a donation box where you can give any amount to help with the propagation of the seedlings and maintenance of the farm.
For inquiries, you can visit Bucalan Sunflower Farm FB page or call 0908-295-7816.
BONUS: San Carlos City Viewing Deck
If you happen to pass by the Eco - Translink Highway, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, take a short quick stop at the viewing deck.
You’ll find sunflowers just along the road.
Did you know? The scientific name of sunflower is Helianthus from “Helia” for sun and “Anthus” for flower. There are more than 60 varieties found in the world.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle, or a cab (minimum of Php400) and ask to be dropped off at your destination