Are you looking for a serene and picturesque location where you can spend the day with nature? Look no further than the Northern Blossom Flower Farm in Atok, Benguet.
The Northern Blossom Flower Farm is one of the most popular attractions in Benguet Province. Located 1.5 hours away from Baguio City, it also makes a fantastic day trip from the City of Pines.
At the flower farm, you can see different varieties of flowers such as sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and (my personal favorite) hydrangeas. You can also see a stunning view of the Cordillera mountain range, including Mount Pulag — one of the best hikes in the Philippines.
About the Farm
Opened in 2018, the Northern Blossom Flower Farm is a family-owned farm situated along Halsema Highway. It covers 2 hectares of farm filled with flowers and a few produce, such as the famous cabbage roses.
Touring the farm takes about an hour, which we’re sure you’ll spend most of which picture taking!
Our trip to Northern Blossom Flower Farm
I went here with my friend Andrew on a weekday, as a short day trip from Baguio City. To be honest, this is one of my favorite destinations during our trip! Of course, I already knew about the flower farm from social media, but as a travel blogger I tend to be skeptical when it comes to “IG-worthy” tourist spots. Let me tell you though, this place is really amazing!
We rode a van at the Dangwa Station in Baguio City. The views going to Atok were mesmerizing, with beautiful mountains from afar. I think it’s the first time I’d seen that kind of scenery. Usually you have to go on hikes to see mountain ranges that close. I wanted to sleep on the way but at the same time didn’t want to miss the views.
We arrived at the Northern Blossom Flower Farm at around 11AM. We paid the entrance fee at the reception area and a guide, Kuya JR, was assigned to us.
As it was a weekday, there was a sparse crowd — we mostly had the flower farm to ourselves.
Our guide led us to each section of the farm. He told us about the start of the Northern Blossom Flower Farm and how they fared during the pandemic. Apparently, the owners thought about closing it permanently then, but it’s a good thing they decided to push through with the business.
The farm is home to different varieties of flowers. Only two are local (calla lily and shasta daisy), and the rest are imported from abroad. The flowers are mostly for showing, as they are not used to make any products.
Kuya JR is hands down the best photographer. I asked him to show us the best spots for pictures, and he offered to take photos of us. He is actually a better photographer than me and my friend (who is also a content creator)!
The flower farm is amazing. I love seeing the different flowers, as well as the vegetable terraces and mountain range at the backdrop. I think visiting on a weekday helped a lot, as I think we wouldn’t be able to enjoy it as much if we had come on a weekend.
Apparently, since it was just after the rainy season, there weren’t as many flowers as in blooming season (which is also why we got discounted tickets), but I actually thought the variety we’d seen is enough. My favorite section is the hydrangeas because they look straight out of a #cottagecore book. I can just imagine walking there with a soft dress and a basket!
There was also a cool wall of pink wild flowers that would be perfect as background for a profile photo.
Aside from the flower gardens, there were also two viewing decks for picture taking — although to be honest the farm is very open so there is really no need for them. There is also a large Northern Blossom Flower Farm signage where it’s mandatory to take photos.
After the tour, we were led to a café where we were given muffins and unlimited hot coffee. I actually felt spent after the tour. Although the area wasn’t that large, the unbearing heat from the afternoon sun felt draining. I appreciated that we were given refreshments before leaving.
Overall, we had a really amazing time at the Northern Blossom Flower Farm in Atok, Benguet. I actually like this one better than the Houli Flower Farm in Taiwan. In the latter, they have nice installations like a piano in the middle, but the flower plants aren’t as tall and there are many people even on weekends. Meanwhile, the flower farm in Atok feels more natural, although like I said, the fact that we went there on a weekday helped a lot.
I would love to come back with my boyfriend next time!
How to get to Northern Blossom Flower Farm
The Northern Blossom Flower Farm is located 1.5 hours away from Baguio City.
You can take a bus or van from Dangwa Station bound for Sagada/Bontoc and ask the driver to drop you off at Northern Blossom Flower Farm. Fare is around P200.
The van ride is slightly shorter (1.5 hours) compared to the bus (2 hours), but you should also consider the waiting time it takes for the van to fill passenger seats. (In our case, we went on a weekday and the waiting time was also 1.5 hours. We might consider getting on a bus next time.)
If you’re driving, simply follow the Halsema Highway and look for the farm’s colorful flower signboard on your right. Take note that the route follows a mountain road, so there will be lots of slopes and zigzags.
Northern Blossom Flower Farm Rates
Here are the current Northern Blossom Flower Farm entrance fees:
- Regular: P250
- Senior/PWD: P200
- Kids: 0-5 years old – free / 6-10 years old – P50
The entrance fee includes a snack after the tour (muffin and unlimited coffee).
I also encourage you to give tip to your guide! 🙂
Best Time to Visit
The Northern Blossom Flower Farm is open daily (except Sundays) from 6AM to 4:40PM. According to our guide, the best time for picture taking at the farm is in the morning and late afternoon.
Mondays, Fridays, and weekends are typically busy days, so if you want the best experience, it’s best to go anyday from Tuesday to Thursday.
The best time to visit Northern Blossom Flower Farm is from December to March when the flowers are in full bloom. January and February are the coldest months, so come here if you want to experience a chill weather.
You can visit the flower farm during the rainy season but there might not be as many flowers because of constant rains.
- The best tip that I can give you is go here during weekdays! We went here on a weekday and there were almost no people, so there was also no hurry to take pictures and no photobombers.
- The flower farm is not ideal for seniors and those with mobility issues. The combination of heat and exhaustion from walking may be harmful to the elderly especially those with health conditions.
- The Northern Blossom Flower Farm is typically visited as a day tour from Baguio City. It is easy to go here via DIY since the commute is fairly straightforward. There are also travel agencies offering tour packages that include the flower farm.
- Lastly, if you plan on exploring more of Atok, Benguet, you can head to Barangay Paoay where they offer a tour of the following areas: Northern Blossom Flower Farm, Mount Timbak, Sakura Park (seasonal), Lourdes Grotto, and Haselma Highway Highest Point.
Here are other things to know:
- What to wear: Wear your best OOTD! There are cemented pathways along the farm, so you’ll have no problem walking around. You might want to bring an umbrella or hat for sun protection as well.
- What to do: Aside from the farm, the Northern Blossom Flower Farm also has a souvenir shop where you can take potted plants home, as well as seasonal produce. When we visited, there were large lemons for sale at P60 per kilo!
- Where to stay: Northern Blossom Flower Farm offers transient houses and rooms. If staying in Baguio City, check out our guide for the best Baguio City hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.
For inquiries, you can contact Northern Blossom Flower Farm via Facebook.
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Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).