A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t have to. It is different. The tulip’s petals shine in dew, All beautiful, but none alike. Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.
One of the most frequent gifts of Valentine’s Day is flowering. But in a garden in the town of Bucay, Abra, not just a dozen flowers, but 10,000 tulips can be offered to the beloved.
Tourists are now flocking to the Layugan Garden in Abra to see tulips of varying colors made of plastic and light up during the night
Do not let your eyes fool you. The pictures below were not taken from the Netherlands, rather, it is a new attraction in the Philippines that resembles the beauty of the tulip gardens in the said European country.
The head of Bucay Tourism Office, Roger Bernal, revealed that the garden was created after the mayor visited Cebu. Mayor Barona loved the 10,000 Roses attraction in Cebu, a tourist destination planted with 10,000 LED roses that light up at night.
So, the mayor decided that he would also create a similar attraction in his town. But he didn’t want to just fully copy the attraction in Cebu; thus, he chose the tulips instead.
Layugan Garden operates from 9AM to 9PM, giving everyone ample time to visit this place and take Instagram-worthy photos. You don’t have to travel all the way to the Holand or Netherlands to see the tulips because you can just visit Layugan Gardens. Entrance fees are only at Php20 for daytime and Php30 at night.
How to Get There
- To get there, tourists may ride the buses going to Bangued, then take the jeepneys going to Bucay which is less than an hour trip.
- Those with private cars going to Bangued, turn right just after the Sinalang Bridge for about 20-25 minutes drive to Bucay town proper, then about 10 minutes drive to the Layugan Garden.
- Aside from the Layugan Garden, visitors may also visit other tourists attractions in the municipality such as the Banglolao view deck, Pakiling Cave of Roces, Bucay Casa Real and the Borikibok Spring resort..