First of all I would like to say sorry for taking so long to write another blog post. Sometimes people don’t always keep promises about being consistent, especially when they’re pre-occupied with other things. I’ve been trying hard to work and stay focused all the time so I can effectively work on my blog and keep my professionalism (I haven’t carved it into my brain by the way). See! We have to overcome procrastination-syndrome so we can work better and become more progressive.
Anyways.. I have something adventurous (well not so) to share with you guys and I know a lot of you, especially girls (who love flowers and gardens) would love to know about this place for future trips. I heard of it from friends of ours who already visited the location and I was like ‘Yeah, perfect timing. I can bring my parents there since they’re visiting us’. They love orchids and stuff like that so as a family, we made the trip. Out of all of us it was my Mom who enjoyed the place the most. She was so busy appreciating the flowers and I was busy taking pictures of the farm for my blog. All of us had a great time (at Sul Orchids) and my Mom bought a lot of flowers. She’ll bring them home to the province.
Sul Orchids is a family business started in 1988. It now has about 250,000 plants on a 7-hectare lot in Tugbok Davao City, Philippines. It was founded by Salvacion Uy Leuenberger (also known by her nickname Sul). It is one of the 8 pioneer firms accredited in the Branding System, a project sponsored by Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
There is an entrance fee of PHP 50.00 per person to get inside the farm but if you purchase Php1,000.00 worth of flowers, they’ll refund you two of the tickets. They actually refunded us three tickets since we purchased over 1k Pesos.
Since we enjoyed our time at the farm, we made a promise to return to buy more plants but next time we will place them outside of our house (the house I share w/Chris) as an environment-friendly decoration. Papa told us that he’ll bring a ‘tree trunk’ (I guess that’s what it’s called) to plant them outside. I plan on buying the beautiful orchids (a little pricey though) the next time we go.