After visiting the famous Temple of Leah, we headed to the Sirao Pictorial Garden.
The plan was to visit the original Sirao Garden, but we ended up at the Sirao Pictorial Garden. The two gardens are nearby, but you must drive further to reach the original Sirao Garden.
What to Expect from Sirao Pictorial Garden?
Sirao Garden Pictorial Garden is an instagrammable place in Cebu that offers mountains, a beautiful flower garden, and different structures as backdrops.
If you’re plantito, and plantita hearts will burst in joy in this garden.
We arrived around 10 AM, and the parking was almost full of parked tour vans.
Here is what you should expect when you visit the Sirao Pictorial Garden.
Lots of Walking
Get your cameras and knees ready because you must walk and climb to the pictorial spots. Expect to wait for your turn to take photos at the pictorial sites. It can get crowded, especially in the most-loved areas such as the windmills and hand sculpture. You will probably need to allot at least an hour from your itinerary here if you want to take photos in all or majority of the photo sites.
I don’t recommend it if you are traveling with seniors with knee problems or very young kids.
Interesting Photo Spots
Here are some photos that we took and some narratives of our experience while taking the pictures. We did not have a tour guide so we took turns taking the photos or using our tripod.
This was the first photo we took because most of the crowds were gathered by the giant hand sculpture and windmills.
We were able to safely go up to the basket you see on the left. We attempted to go to the smaller nest on the right, but it was too dangerous. There were only small steps leading to the nest and there were no barriers to protect us in case we trip. This was the farthest we went.
Just walking distance from the rocky hill was this small little hut. The flowers behind and the LOVE sign provided a cute backdrop for our photo.
The photo at this LOVE sign could have been better if we had someone take it for us. The tripod limited the angle of the picture.
Are you wondering how my hubby got to the Letter L? There was a ladder behind the Letter L and V. Guests may also hop from the letter L over to the steps behind the heart. Unfortunately, I have fear of heights so I just stayed down.
There was a long queue for this hand sculpture. But, who wouldn’t pass the chance to feel like being on top of the world?
It took 10 steps of stairs to get to the top of the palm. My daughter and hubby did not have any problems going up and down the stairs. I wish I could say the same thing about myself. 🙂
This is one of the windmills inside the Sirao Pictorial Garden. It was very easy to get the photo here. No need to walk or climb too far
Unlike the first windmill, we had some challenges getting this shot using our tripod. I had to set it up first before climbing one flight of stairs to get to the spot.
Here’s another photo area that I found really cute. A good spot to take a family photo.
Of course, we could not leave the place without getting a photo of the different flowering plants in the garden. Isn’t it beautiful?
Because the whole experience requires a lot of walking and being under the sun, you will surely feel thirsty or even hungry. So make sure to bring along water or crackers handy. But don’t worry, there is a small store inside Sirao Garden that sells snacks and cold drinks. They sell souvenirs too.
If you are extra hungry, you can buy fruits, packed snacks, sinugbang mais (grilled corn), and ginanggang (grilled saba) to name a few from the stalls just outside Sirao Pictorial Garden.
How Much is the Entrance Fee to the Sirao Pictorial Garden?
As of July 2022, they charge Php 70 for adults. They did not ask us to pay for our 6-year-old daughter.
The parking fee is P 20.
When is Sirao Pictorial Garden Open?
Sirao Pictorial Garden is open from Mondays to Sundays, 6 AM to 6:30 PM. For campers, the site is available from 6:30 PM to 6:00 AM.
How to Get to Sirao Pictorial Garden?
We opted to rent a car to completely control our itinerary, and the time we spent in each of the places we visited.
We just used Waze and typed in Sirao Garden.
Ride a van going to Sirao from the Ayala Cebu PUV Terminal. Ask the driver to drop you off near Sirao Flower Garden. You need to ride a habal-habal to get to Sirao Garden.
Book a ride in the Grab app. You want to ask your driver to wait for you so that you don’t have a hard time going to your next destination.
Via Tour Groups:
You book a tour via a local tour guide or book via Klook.
Tip: If you are new to Klook, you can use my code V6X86K to get a P150 discount as soon as you sign up.
Other Places to Visit in Cebu
- Temple of Leah
- Tops of Cebu (Will Blog Soon!)
- La Vie in the Sky (I will Blog Soon!)
- La Vie Parisienne (Will Blog Soon!)
- Cebu Ocean Park (I will Blog Soon!)
- Shangri-La Mactan (I will Blog Soon!)
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Till next blog post!