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    A Flowerful Visit to Manila Seedling Bank in Quezon City

    On a lazy Saturday morning, a quick visit to the a "secret garden," a place tucked within a city oblivious to the wonderful collection of flowers, seedlings, saplings, and other landscaping materials made the day for Tutubi in search of some flower seedlings and a bonus photo opportunity.

    The place, called Manila Seedling Bank, teems with various flowers, plants, trees, herbs and organic vegetables at unbelievable prices you never knew exist in the megalopolis.

    Just sharing some pictures of flowers: hibiscus (gumamela), bromeliads and exotic orchids below:



    kiapo quiapo plant a small pond of kiapo/kiyapo/kyapo from where Manila's Quiapo district was named after

    What made Tutubi's day was a garden/store with his "cousin" photo below:



    A few pictures taken sparingly during a visit that lasted just about an hour...
    hope you enjoyed them!

    ---

    How to gt to Manila Seedling Bank, Quezon City:

    Commute: The place is just walking distance from MRT Quezon Avenue station. From Manila, jeepneys bound for Fairview/Philcoa pass by the place. Alight at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue, and walk towards the pedestrian entrance. (There's no entrance fee)

    Directions by car: entrance of private cars/taxis is located on Agham Road (near Office of the Ombudsman and Philippine Science High School (PSHS)). From EDSA Cubao, drive towards Monumento then turn right on Mindanao Avenue (Trinoma Mall), right again on North Avenue then another right on Agham Road. There you'll see the entrance to the place. There's no parking fee!

    Photos taken using Canon EOS 300D 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 (go super kit lens!)


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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:48 PM,

    15 Comments:

    At Jan 27, 2008, 12:44:00 AM, Blogger iRonnie said...

    titobi i was there yesterday (sat) morning! baka nakasalubong na kita di ko pa alam. ahaha!

     
    At Jan 27, 2008, 5:52:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Love the orchid show :-)

     
    At Jan 27, 2008, 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Kit lens rock!

    :P

     
    At Jan 27, 2008, 5:02:00 PM, Blogger tin-tin said...

    i've been there before. and i was surprised when i saw the place. as you said, you would never expected something like that in the metropolis.. actually along quezon avenue. hehe ;p

     
    At Jan 27, 2008, 6:04:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    ironnie, nakakita ka ba ng tutubi with a camera? :P

    pieterbie, thanks

    kyels, hopin' here to upgrade one of these days :)

    tin-tin, it's at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue but the vehicle entrance is on Agham Rd.

     
    At Jan 28, 2008, 5:45:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    i'm not a fan of flowers that much but the ones you featured here are amazing. love that bromeliad. =)

     
    At Jan 28, 2008, 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Gorgeous flowers!
    Why change camera when you have such good results?

     
    At Jan 28, 2008, 11:28:00 AM, Blogger Nini said...

    great shots!

    orchids of joy,
    o how they
    come to earth
    heaven does hush
    within themselves

    nini

    tutubi, thanks 4 visiting my site again.

     
    At Jan 28, 2008, 4:09:00 PM, Blogger Mari said...

    Love the flowers.

    ;-)

     
    At Jan 28, 2008, 5:42:00 PM, Anonymous thess said...

    I learned something new today, Kyapo pala tawag dyan? I buy that every summer for our pond...thanks for the info...

    and lovely flower shots!

     
    At Jan 29, 2008, 12:08:00 PM, Anonymous Luke said...

    very nice shots!
    Thanks for coming to my Wiley Willows Photoblog!

     
    At May 20, 2008, 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    there's also the town of cuyapo, nueva ecija named after that waterplant :-)

    papi

     
    At May 29, 2011, 1:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sampaguita/kampupot ang national flower natin pero wala ng kampupot...ito yun double petal na sampaguita

     
    At May 30, 2011, 10:21:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, there's really no such thing as national flower, only national anthem and national hero. probably de facto national flower but not de jure, if you get what i mean :(

     
    At Dec 5, 2011, 4:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    what time does the manila seedling opens?

     

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