Gardens with ornamental/decorative plants are a beautiful sight in the towns of Calamba, Los Baños, and Bay in Laguna, Philippines.
Located along the national highway, these gardens sell garden plants and decorative stone sculptures to those who create/maintain their own gardens or to plant hobbyists. The cost of planting materials vary - we were able to buy white angel plants for PhP 100 for three small plants; other plants cost PhP 50 or PhP 100 per pot depending on the size.
Decorative stone sculptures sold in Calamba, Laguna
Decorative stone sculptures sold in Masapang, Laguna
Crocodile stone sculpture and a Garden in Bay, Laguna
Garden in Bay, Laguna selling ornamental plants and decorative stone sculptures
(The medium-sized fountain pictured above costs about PhP 4000-4500 while the small stone sculpture is about PhP 2000-2500.)
To showcase the lovely plants of Los Baños and other nearby towns, the Los Baños Horticulture Society sponsors the Flower and Garden Show at the UPLB Social Garden. This event is usually held in the months of October and April, just in time for the UPLB Foundation Day and UPLB graduation rites, respectively. Last year's (2009) Flower and Garden show theme was: Palms and Philodendrons in the Garden.
A booth at the Flower and Garden Show
Here are some photos of flowers and plants in the Flower and Garden Show:
Garden plants were also sold during the Anilag Festival held last March 8-14, 2010 at the Provincial Capitol grounds. On regular days, you may purchase garden plants or decorative stone sculptures directly from the gardens located along the national highway of the towns of Calamba, Los Baños, and Bay.