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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:
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!)