Sirao Flower Garden: A Hidden Gem in Cebu City's Mountains

In Cebu City, you would not expect that deep in the mountain barangays, you will find a garden of luscious flowers. Sirao Flower Farm is a place to go for your pre-nuptial or debut photos. Being surrounded by flowers in your pictures is definitely romantic. The place is also known as the Little Amsterdam of Cebu. Or quite simply, the Celosia Flower Farm. And yes, it's this flower farm that was trending on social media in the past year.

Sirao Garden first started as a simple flower farm. The flowers were harvested every end of the year which will be used for All Soul’s Day and for Sinulog. The owners of Sirao Garden were surprised to find that their garden was starting to attract visitors from different places. So they decided to plant more flowers and develop the place.

Sirao Flower Garden in Cebu City
Sirao Flower Garden

When I went there a year ago (2016), the ground was still a muddy terrain but now they added a little bit of concrete so that it will be safe for walking. They have also added a couple of tree houses so that you can see the majestic view in Sirao Garden.

cottage for rent at Sirao Flower Garden
Cottage for rent

It is enjoyable to walk around the garden filled with Celosia flowers. You can also spot a few sunflowers here and there. It feels like you’re in the secret garden. A lot of people visit the place during the weekends and holidays. It’s a tourist spot even for Cebuanos.

Sirao Flower Garden
Flowers in bloom

When my friends and I visited Sirao Garden, it was raining just a few hours ago and since it’s a garden, well, our shoes were caked with mud. But it didn’t stop us (or even the other people) from exploring the place. The mud didn’t seem to matter anymore as long as the people can have Instagram-worthy photos. The sky was dark but we were still able to take really cool photos. Outside Sirao Garden, there are stalls with food or drinks to satisfy your stomach needs after picture-taking (I strongly recommend their sweet corn!).

Sirao Flower Garden
Flower plots

It’s not hard to get to Sirao Garden, although it is a bit away from the city. It’s just along the road so it’s not a difficult place to spot. Plus, they also have a really big sign saying #SIRAO. You can ride a
motorcycle or habal-habal from JY Square Mall Lahug. There are a lot of motorcycles that will offer a ride for a fee of around Php 200.00 – Php 300.00. There are still a lot of places to tour in Busay, it would be a waste to go right back down after visiting Sirao Garden. You may arrange a private city tour with any tour companies. Entrance fee to the place is at Php 30.00.

Sirao Flower Garden
Sirao Flower Garden
Have you been to the Sirao Flower Garden? How was your experience? You may share in the comments below.

Contributing Writer: Edelyn Codera
Gratis: The Wonderful Cebu Blog would like to extend gratitude to South Shore Tours for sponsoring a Twin City Tour in Cebu for our writer. The Sirao Flower Gardens was one of the stops in that twin city tour.