The Botanical Garden in Baguio City is a beautiful place to visit. It is home to many different kinds of plants and flowers, and it is a great place to enjoy a peaceful walk. The garden is also a great place for families to visit, as there are plenty of things for children to see and do. The Botanical Garden is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Baguio City.
Baguio’s botanical garden, like Burnham Park, is a huge piece of land that is owned by the Philippine government. It is one of those prime pieces of real estate that provides priceless peace and tranquility to a city that is in danger of becoming an urban jungle.
Said to have been at one time a zoo and actually named the Botanical & Zoological Garden, the Baguio Botanical Garden has been known, officially and unofficially by many names — Igorot Village (for the different Cordillera huts and statues that decorated the park, Imelda Park (who was for a long time the First Lady of the country) and, most recently, Centennial Park in celebration of 100 years of the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
How to Get There
The Baguio Botanical Garden’s main entrance is located along Leonard Wood Road, between Teachers Camp and Wright Park.
By private transport:
From Session Road, continue straight on toward Leonard Wood Road. The primary entrance to the Botanical Garden is off to your right near Teachers Camp, where parking is available along the roadside.
By public transport:
There are many, many jeepney lines that pass Leonard Wood Road, all emanating from the Central Business District (Plaza) so ride one that indicates Plaza to the following places: Mines View, Pacdal, Beckel, Country Club, Navy Base, Tuding, Itogon. There are also many taxi cabs that you may take to and from Botanical Garden.
Open daily, daylight hours.