Sunflowers of Blooming Petals Agri-Tourism Park

Lake Holon is not enough for a wanderlust. From T'boli, we took a Gen.San. bound PUV van to Tupi, to see its SUNFLOWERS. Tupi is my hometown but I was not able to find time to visit its sunflowers until it's second season.
Blooming Petals Agri-Tourism Park is the first of its kind in South Cotabato to open its farm to tourist. Grew up knowing Blooming Petals as a flower farm, where we used to buy Malaysian mums and roses during Church's floral sponsorship.
Located at Purok 3A, Poblacion, Tupi, Blooming Petals created a craze like zombies filling my FB feeds with photographs of sunflowers. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and it was a crazy ride from Tupi Central School to the farm, a ride that normally takes about 5 minutes, became 30 minutes just to get to the gate of the farm. Entrance fee is Php 70.00 during weekends and Php 50.00 during weekdays.
People were looking at us, because we got our trekking sticks with us, and we even joked about letting other visitors move aside with our sticks so that we can pass. We leave our bags and sticks at the food booth where, May-May and Mark, my second cousins, are selling ice cream and barbeques.

We went right away to the sunflower maze, looking for a place to take photos. Right next to the maze is an "ampalaya" and "upo" tunnel. Aside from sunflowers, Blooming Petals Agri-Tourism Park sells cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and pasalubong products. There's a lot of things to do and buy at the farm. They have a restaurants that offers a variety of food.

After going around the farm, we made a quick stop at the food booth and I let my friends try Tita Vangie's Chocolate Moist Cake, Tita Vangie also gave a free banana muffins.
Blooming Petals is open daily, you can make your visit at any time.
Travel Date: September 10, 2017
Travel Buddies: Jing, Jane & Coycoy