Strawberry Farm and Rose Garden

Sunday, June 07, 2015 Justin Vawter 30 Comments


Whenever I hear the word strawberry, Baguio always come to mind. Because of it's cool weather that can drop to as low as 8 degrees Celsius, it's the best place to cultivate strawberries which only grows on cold regions. If you drop by at Baguio City, you'll find strawberries at almost every corner. From brand logos to fresh fruits to even their popular strawberry version of the taho, there's something that's quite surprising about this tiny little fruit.

On our 2nd day tour of the city courtesy of Azalea Residences Baguio, we paid a visit at the famous Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet.

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Tip: If you want to drop by at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm, it would be best to put it last on your itinerary. In this way, the strawberries you'll buy will remain fresh. Also, the farmers suggests to buy those that are not yet ripe (they're a bit green) so that once you arrive back at your place, it will be ripe by then.

Next on our list was the Rose Garden in Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet. It is considered as the Rose Capital of the Philippines. When we arrived at the place, it was pretty hot. But compared to the weather in Manila, it was very tolerable. What I loved about Baguio is that it's not that humid. Hindi maanlinsangan and hindi malagkit and hangin.

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There were only few roses during our visit since it was off-season. However, we saw a patch of field full of white daisies. It was such a perfect backdrop for a shoot.

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After our quick visit, we had lunch over at Jewel Igorot Restaurant (I'll do a separate food guide so do check it out). The place itself was so cool. I really like the veranda and the stairs and as expected here's a full outfit shoot of what I wore on day 2 of my Baguio City Journal.

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Okay. This obviously looks staged. Lol!

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Here's another thrift find I've been keeping for months. Bought this Debenhams Maine jacket for (try to guess....!) just Php 10! It's another favorite of mine though I can't really wear it every now and then because of the extreme weather in Manila. Green button down from ZaloraWatch from G-Shock. Shorts from Bench.

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White sneakers from Converse.

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That's it for day 2 of my Baguio City Journal. In case you missed it, here's day 1 of my trip: Touchdown Baguio City / Baguio City Night Market

Thanks to Carol Ranas and Kim Nieves (p.s. Happy Birthday dear Kimmy!!!) for taking photos of me. :)

Cheers~!

- Justin -

30 comments:

  1. Nice shots! :))

    I love the "love potion" though. I wonder if its effective? Lol. :)

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  2. I'm also curious about that. He he. Thanks Athena! :)

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  3. I love strawberries. Ang sarap talaga dyan sa Baguio, malamig at maraming gulay at prutas.

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  4. Now, you're making me crave for strawberries!!! :-) I haven't been back to Baguio for the last five years and I long to go back and pick strawberries again. But I know there's a season for that only?

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  5. I haven't been to strawberry farm in ages. It's fun to pick strawberries there since it's really so fresh.

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  6. I love the photos and how you captured the details of our trip. I am not fond of the fruit but, it looks so enticing! Great write-up!

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  7. I miss Baguio because of your photos. I'm surprised that your white sneakers are still white after strawberry picking.

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  8. I miss the strawberry farm...but never been to the rose garden...

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  9. I haven't gone strawberry picking in years! I have to go back there to take my kids soon. The Rose Garden is something I actually haven't seen yet. Hope I get to do so on our next Baguio trip.

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  10. How I missed Baguio! To think we've just been there last January! LOve your photos Justin!

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  11. a trip to strawberry farm is a must pag nasa baguio kame, at titipirin namin ang lahat but not strawberry picking! Yan kase fave activity ng mga bata sa Baguio :)

    It's my dream to visit the rose garden, malapit lang ba sya sa strawberry farm?

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  12. Those are great tips. I knew very little about strawberries until i read your post. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Sobra. I really enjoyed my trip here.

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  14. I think it's available all year round but of course, there's a peak season. :)

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  15. Thank you Millie. Really appreciate that.

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  16. It's actually dirty already. Haven't cleaned it for weeks. Hehe

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  17. Looking forward to your trip to the rose garden. ^_^

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  18. Thank you so much for appreciating it. :)

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  19. Hindi siya magkalapit but both are accessible naman.

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  20. No problem. Glad you learned something from my post.

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  21. I have never tried the strawberry ice cream yet. Naku, pupuntahan ko talaga yun pag nakapunta ulit ako ng Baguio!!!

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  22. michelle co-huertas11 June 2015 at 14:12

    I love strawberries and it's even greater if they're freshly picked..great experience you got there.

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  23. We've been to the Strawberry farm last January but we didn't have a chance to go to the rose garden.

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  24. Aww. You should check it out as soon as you go back. :)

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  25. How sweet, very amazing shots you toke, keep the awesome work.

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