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Makiling Botanical Garden


The Makiling Botanical Garden was built in September 1965 to support professional instruction and research related to forestry and plant sciences.

by Jhaypee Guia on April 24, 2015
Makiling Botanical Garden

Overview

The Makiling Botanical Garden was built in September 1965 to support professional instruction and research related to forestry and plant sciences. It serves the needs of eco-tourism as well as the educational and recreational needs of the general public.


The MGB occupies 300 hectares of forest land distributed into three main sections composed of the Aboretum, Nursery, and Recreational Areas. There are 1,060 genera, 2,087,150 varieties, 2 culvinators of flowering plants and ferns representing 209 families of flowering plants and ferns in the Mount Makiling area.


                                            A small creek at Makiling Botanical Garden, Los Baños, Laguna

An exhibit of the Philippine wildlife in a diorama can be viewed in the pavilion. Mini waterfalls, gurgling creeks, natural swimming pools, concrete trails, and nature trails are the attractions at the MGB.

Location

The Makiling Botanical Garden is located in U.P. Los Baños Campus – College of Forestry.

Accommodations

  • El Cielito Inn Sta Rosa 

Location : Sta Rosa Tagaytay Road, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

  • Paseo Premiere Hotel 

Location : Sta. Rosa Business Park, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

  • The Green Glass Boutique Hotel 

Location : Crossing Calamba City, Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

  • Tahanan Ni Aling Meding Hotel 

Location : Dagatan Boulevard, Sampaloc Lake, San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines

  • Rockpoint Hotspring Resort Hotel & Spa 

Location : Maria Makiling Hot Springs Village,Purok Uno, Brgy. Pansol Calamba City, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4017



How to get here

Here is the list of terminals in Manila where you can find buses servicing trips to Laguna.

  • Kamias, Quezon City (near Cubao)
  • Buendia corner at Taft Ave., Manila

 Take a bus going to Sta. Cruz, and tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at UPLB or just “College”. Then, ride a jeep going to campus.

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