A-Maze-Ing Sunflower Maze Pangasinan is a great place to visit if you are looking for something a little different.. See why…
Sunflower Maze Pangasinan A-Maze-Ing Sunflowers
– Update 20 sept 2018 –
We revisited the Sunflower Maze in May and were very disappointed. The entrance fee of P100 was too much for what you got. The Sunflower Maze can be a long, out of the way, commute for many people and if this is the main attraction you are coming for then it can be a big disappointment.
When we were there the sunflowers had virtually all withered and dried and a lot of the pathways were muddy and messy. Sure, you can get a few Instagram-worthy pics next to the artificial sunflower displays but it’s not the same as the real thing. Even with the 20% discount they were offering when we went, it was still overpriced and a let down.
If you check their Facebook page and time your visit when the sunflowers are in full bloom this place is beautiful… Otherwise, only come here as a side trip to another destination.
Since its opening in February 15 2017, the sunflower maze (A-Maze-Ing Sunflowers) has been drawing tourists from different parts of the country to eastern Pangasinan. According to the flower farm’s registration staff, they had about 1,500 visitors a day. Allied Botanical Corporation, the company that owns the flower maze, said they are temporarily closing the maze because the sunflowers are starting to wither.
“Fully mature na kasi ‘yong mga sunflowers, tapos umulan pa ng malakas noong isang araw kaya naglaglagan na ‘yong mga petals,” she said.
Allied Botanical Corporation, however, assured prospective visitors that the farm will open again by the end of March 2017, once they are done replacing the sunflowers.
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The A-Maze-Ing Sunflower Maze Pangasinan Re-opens it’s giant maze
The sunflower maze is located in Barangay C. Lichauco, Tayug, Pangasinan, and is the first of its kind in the Philippines. The new tourist attraction takes up 2,100 square meters inside a 3-hectare farm in the agricultural barangay. It was constructed with the joint efforts of the vegetable seed breeder, producer, and distributor Allied Botanical Corp. (ABC) and landscape designer Toni Rivera. The maze officially opened on February 17, at the same time of the agricultural company’s open house.
The space between the walls of the maze can accommodate up to four people walking side by side. The entrance fee is Php 100 per head. The attraction is open as early as 7 AM and closes at 5 PM.
Upon entry, visitors are greeted by an old re-purposed pick-up truck in a small dainty garden. The pick-up truck just happens to have been Mr. Willy Co’s very first service car. How romantic..
The entrance of the maze has a spectacular display of walls decorated with ornamental and edible plants. Some of the flowers include celosia, marigold, petunia, and torenia. Aside from plants however, the bulk of the decorations used in the maze are recycled materials, such as blue water drums, old tires, and even office furniture.
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A few steps more would take one inside the first sunflower maze in the country. There are two ‘courses’ in the maze namely ‘Vincent’s Choice Leg’ and the ‘Vincent’s Fresh Leg’. It usually takes eight to 10 minutes to finish the whole course. This would take longer though for those taking pictures, of course.
Aside from the Sunflower Maze, visitors will also see the other crops in the three or so hectares of ABC. According to their Facebook page, around 100 varieties of vegetables are planted in their field. They have eggplants, chilis, watermelons and even bitter melons (ampalaya). My favorite section was the salad section. Those lettuces looked so crisp and fresh! I was tempted to pick up one and eat it right there and then.
They also allow people to pick their own fruit and vegetables. You can also buy seeds, potted plants, fertilizers and other gardening supplies for enthusiasts. There were series of lectures and seminars but we were on a hurry to catch the next bus back to Manila.
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