“Get lost in a field of sunflowers.”
Sunflowers truly radiate happiness and positivity. For the past years, people are getting addicted of it that they includes visiting sunflowers farms in their bucket lists. I, myself is also getting obsessed with it because sunflower is a wonderfully cheerful and happy flower that I never tire of seeing and getting lost in a field of it was a pure bliss! That’s why when the news about the first sunflower maze in the country began circulating on social media, everyone went crazy
In cooperation with the farmers of Tayug and Mr. Willy Co of Allied Botanical Corporation, a farm seed breeder and distributor, opens the first ever 2100-square-meter Sunflower Maze in the Philippines on its three hectare farm, located in Barangay C. Lichauco, Tayug Pangasinan last February. It is a 30-minute drive from Carmen exit in TPLEx (roughly, around 3 to 4 hours from Metro Manila).
Upon entering, you will be greeted by an old pick-up truck in a small artsy-craftsy garden which was said to be Mr. Willy Co’s very first service car. The old pick-up truck was planted with different types of flowers that’ll make you feel amazed and mesmerized!
The entrance fee costs only Php 100 each, and you can stay inside the venue for the whole day. For those who are up for fun, Joining the ‘Maze Runner Challenge’ may be a great idea while exploring the whole maze with resting spots and secret gardens inside – picture-worthy spots that are perfect for photo opts and OOTD pictures! There are two ‘courses’ in the maze namely ‘Vincent’s Choice Leg’ and the ‘Vincent’s Fresh Leg’. The maze can accommodate up to 100 people per tour and it will take about 30 minutes to finish.
Aside from the Sunflower Maze, the farm also features vegetation wherein around 100 varieties of vegetables are planted in at the side of their field, I think it’s safe to say that most of the veggies mentioned in the song “Bahay Kubo” were there! From onions, squash, tomatoes, chili, eggplant, beans and a lot more. The farm offers a “Pick and Pay” promo wherein visitors can harvest their own crops and pay at the farm. They also have fertilizers and other planting paraphernalia at the side of their building.
And one of the most exciting part is that there was a platform where you have to queue and wait for your turn to climb up and take a photo on the view of the area and/or take selfies and to witness the 8,000 sunflowers in front of you.
Honestly, this is one of the best place I’ve ever been, not just because I’m inloved with sunflowers but because of the farms’ positive ambiance. And, If I were to choose between staying on a sunflower farm and in the city, ofcourse, I would confidently utter to stay in a sunflower maze because I’d rather stay in a farm full of positivity than in a city that’s jeopardizing and melancholic.
The farm was now temporarily closed because the sunflowers were damaged and already wilted but just like sunflowers, I hope they’d bloom and come back again next year. 🌻
HOW TO GET THERE?
(For more updates regarding their next operations, you can visit or contact Allied Botanical Corporations thru their official social media accounts.)