I have been to Burnham Park countless times over the years but had never known about its Orchidarium. Tucked in one of its corner, you’d hardly even know it’s there unless you happen to pass by its generic gates; its banner isn’t even permanent.
I got to check it this time after seeing a glimpse of its gates on the way to the park’s comfort rooms.
On first glance, I thought it was just a small part of the park filled with orchids and all whatnots, similar to those small plots of lands selling plants in Manila. I was totally surprised by its size as we went deeper into its rock-paved pathways.
The place was huge! We went through gazebos and maze-like paths, all the while taking photos of all the interesting ones we came across. This is a macro photographer’s heaven. It’s just too bad that even though the weather then was cold, 16 degrees in fact, there were hardly any water droplets found on plant leaves.
The maze wound on and on, sometimes we encounter dead ends and have to go back the way we came from, the garden was really vast.
We eventually wound up at one of the streets at the back of Burnham Park where a number of plant stalls line the area. Here you can buy everything from colorful flowering plants for your gardens to medicinal ones you can use for your pains.
I definitely recommend dropping by the Orchidarium if ever you find yourself at Burnham Park, it’s like finding your very own secret garden along the familiar paths of the park.
Shanum Street, Baguio City
PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs