Orchid Farm in Davao


Named since 2008 as the “most livable city in the Philippines“, Davao also boasts Orchid Farm as one of its tourist attractions. It is a complex which houses different Orchid species including the “Waling-waling” which used to be the National Flower of the Philippines until it was change to Sampaguita.

Located in front of Malagos Garden Resort, along Calinan-Baguio road, the beautiful Davao Orchid Farm is a florist/hobbyist delight. There are ornamental plants and native orchid collections. Visitors can see flower harvesting and packing everyday which helps inspires those who are planning to go into the floral business.

Orchid Farm

Orchid Farm

Owned and managed by the Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants Inc., the Orchid Farm is a must-see for the excursionists who are also planning of going to the Philippine Eagle Center to see the national bird of the Philippines, the Philippine Eagles.

The Orchid Farm also houses a Plants and Pasalubong (Souvenir) Center and they also offer guided farm tours.

Ornamental plants include Red Button Ginger at P175.00, Oliva and Palmera are also for sale. Dendrodium costs P90.00 – P150.00 per pot while Sanderiana seedlings costs P21.00 – P30.00. Potted Chrysanthemum costs P60.00 and Azalea costs P175.00. Prices of the plants vary a bit depending on the season.

Orchid and Flower Farm Tours

- For individuals and small groups: A minimum purchase of P250.00 worth of orchids or any ornamental plants, entitles entry for the Orchid Farm Tour.
- For groups of 5 or more: An equivalent P50.00 minimum purchase of orchids or any ornamental plant entitles one person for the Orchid Farm Tour.
- The Farm Tour will be scheduled on the day of the plant purchase.
- If a Farm Tour is to be availed, a tour ticket will be issued and assigned personnel from the farm will accompany the guests.
- The Farm is open for tours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. The Farm will be closed on Sundays.

Waling-Waling

Waling-waling

Waling-waling

Commonly known in the Philippines as “Waling-Waling”, the Euanthe sanderiana is a flower of the orchid family. It is also named in some countries as Sander’s Euanthe, after notable orchidologist Henry Frederick Conrad Sander. After being replaced by the Sampaguita as National Flower of the Philippines, the waling-waling is now known as the “Queen of Philippine flowers”. Most native people of the Bagobo tribe continue to worship this orchid as a “diwata” (fairy).

Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach originally named Euanthe sanderiana as Vanda sanderiana. It has two forms, pink and white, also referred to as alba. M. Roebelin discovered the original pink variety in the Philippines in 1881 or 1882.

Euanthe sanderiana is indigenous to Mindanao region in the provinces of Davao, Cotabato, and Zamboanga where it is found on the trunks of dipterocarp trees at elevations below 500 meters. Over-collected, the plant is considered rare in nature and it is often used in hybridization.

Studies have shown that when the waling-waling is raised at high altitude, the plant bears flowers early. In 2004, there had been a motion in the House of Representatives of the Philippines to declare the “Waling-waling” as the country’s national flower, replacing the Sampaguita.

How to get there

From Davao International Airport, take a taxi (P150) or jeepney (P15/person) going to the Bangkerohan Terminal (city center). Take the “v-hire” (van for hire, P40/person) going to Calinan for about 45 minutes. Then take a “habal-habal” (motorcycle for hire, P10/person) going to the Orchid Farm.

Contact Information

For more information about the Orchid Farm of Davao, you can contact them at telephone numbers +63 82 301-1671 or +63 82 266-4446.

Green House

Green House

Light Colored Plants

Light Colored Plants

Orchids

Orchids

Ornamental Plants

Ornamental Plants

Sanderian Seedlings

Sanderian Seedlings

Tropical Plants

Tropical Plants

Variety of plants in pot

Variety of plants in pot

Flowering Plants

Flowering Plants

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  1. Joyce Gonzaga says:

    hi :)

    i would like to ask if i can buy flowers for my wedding this december. do you ship from davao to bacolod?

    also, what kinds of flowers can be bought in your farm? do you have peonies, roses and tulips?

    hope to hear from you soon.

    thank you.

  2. Cristina Matulac says:

    Hi. Is it also possible to ship orchids from Davao to Laguna through LBC for June 2012? Thank you.

  3. aris john monacillo says:

    how much will be the cost if i will buy seeds of orchids??

    coz i really need it this coming april!

  4. Rena Halili says:

    Hello,

    how much it will cost me if i buy orhids seeds of waling-waling and to be delivered here in San Manuel, Isabela and it is possible that to be shipped through LBC or DHL.

    Hoping for your reply regarding the above mentioned orchids variety.

    Best Regards,

    Rena Halili

  5. Irma P says:

    Hi,
    How much will it cost for waling-waling seedlings in flask to be delivered by DHL or UPS by air here in Michigan including CITES. I grow orchids in my house I have cattleya mostly and I have been looking for a waling -waling species but mostly I see hybrids from the orchid.
    I hope to hear from you guys. Thanks Irma

  6. Very sorry for the delayed reply. Please email us at sales@orchid.ph or sales@thegiftfarm.ph re your requirements.

  7. AJ Lancum says:

    Hi,
    I really loved those waling waling orchids…. me and my father and mother love plants and flowers. we have been collecting different orchids and I really want that walig waling seedlings, I’m just asking if you can send those seedlings through LBC to Rizal from there and I also want the plant I think called stargazer lily or lilium….. Thanks :)

  8. AJ Lancum says:

    and the carnation plant also…

  9. jasmin says:

    hi, do you have statice plant or seeds for sale? tnx

  10. juan francisco says:

    Hello ! I’m keen on orchids from Philippines. My favorite orchids are botanical Phalaenopsis species. Here’s my question : i’d like to purchase species bred in nurseries from wild origin such as Phal. Micholitzii, Phal. Reichenbachiana, Phal . intermedia, Phal. fasciata, Phal. Sanderiana, etc…I didn’t find any solution to get them from any retailer, anywhere in your country. Have you got some of them ? Is it possible to purchase them and import them to Europe ? Best regards, Thanks a lot! JF Velazquez

  11. ANNALIZA, SIMBAJON says:

    Hi,
    how much will be the cost if i will buy seeds of orchids??
    thanx

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