A visit to Bukid Amara means a day surrounded by nature’s beauty in various hues—a flower paradise found right on the outskirts of Lucban, Quezon.

Located in Barangay Aramin, Bukid Amara is a 2.7-hectare flower and vegetable farm that is frequented by locals and tourists thanks to its Instagram-worthy meadow of seasonal blooms.

As you step into the scenic farm, different kinds of flowers will greet you, as if inviting you to come closer and be one with their beauty. The flower field goes perfectly picturesque with a small lake beside it where you can experience bamboo rafting. The view is even more breathtaking with the majestic Mt. Banahaw resting as the backdrop.

Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado
Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

Visitors can come for a day trip and buy potted flowers. They can also avail of their Pick & Pay option where you can harvest flowers or fresh vegetables directly.

On the right side of the farm is a Bahay Kubo where people can gather for a sumptuous Filipino lunch served with farm-to-table dishes such as pako salad, spend an afternoon lounging in its hammock, and just feel the gentle breeze from the rainforest. The place is reminiscent of memories in the province where everything is laidback, simple, and slow.

 

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It does not come as a surprise why Bukid Amara is a favorite spot for wedding proposals, photo and video shoots, tapings, and other recreational activities. Bukid Amara banks on their #farmsthetics branding and has already carved a name in the flower farm tourism in the country.

While their picturesque flower fields are what they are known for, Bukid Amara is also gaining a name in offering innovative farming solutions which its owner Michael Caballes has slowly been focusing on.

Through its flagship brand Grab & Grow, the farm has Melon Tasting Tour which presents variety of melon types from various parts of the world. One of which is the growing of Japanese melon, dubbed as one of the most expensive melons in the world. Caballes proves that growing these in the Philippines is possible as he brings in knowledge about farm technology to interested farm owners.

 

Japanese melon from Bukid Amara. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado
Bukid Amara owner Mr Michael Caballes explaining how they grow their Japanese melons. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

While his team is at it, Bukid Amara continues to be one of the emerging destinations in Lucban and in the whole of CALABARZON region.

Visitors will always remember that there is this beautiful flower farm tucked in Lucban where they can always go back to if they want a day in paradise.

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Gelyka is a writer from Rizal. She loves conversations over a cup of coffee or craft beer, baking and cooking, and discovering stories while on the road. She is currently the Managing Editor of Teal Magazine and co-founder of Teal House Media. Follow her personal blog at www.musingsandpathways.com.

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