Tayao Gardens in Atok Benguet is a new tourist spot that is both for the plantitas/plantitos and coffee lovers alike. If you would like to visit this Atok tourist spot, here is a travel guide you can use so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Tayao Gardens Visuals
What we loved about Tayao Gardens is that each feature is made from the visitor’s point of view. From the large coffee mug with spilling coffee at the entrance to the large frames, swings, and the deck overlooking the mountains of Benguet, photos are meant to be taken with the person interacting with the different elements of the garden. Below are just some of the photos we were able to take at this Atok tourist spot.
The main feature of the garden is the wide variety of succulents embedded throughout the garden. It is evident at Tayao Gardens that the owner is fond of growing succulents, so much that it became an agricultural tourism spot. Perhaps it’s also why when you visit the garden, you can take home a free succulent.
Aside from the succulent garden, there is also a corner dedicated to vintage furniture that will bring you back to the past.
Whatever the weather, the deck alone offers a view that is worth the visit.
Highway 24 Cafe and Restaurant
What’s great about the gardens is that after touring around, you can go for a quick bite at their coffee shop which is also located inside. The cafe houses different coffee products from Tayao Farms which you can also purchase in drip and ground coffee beans form as pasalubong to your loved ones. Atok, Benguet is home to Arabica coffee farms so we were also excited to try out their coffee.
We decided to try out the highway special and since it was late in the afternoon, we decided to get some Dokto fries (kamote fries) and cheesy french fries for merienda which went very well with the coffee.
Tayao Gardens Atok Benguet Location
Tayao Gardens is located at Km. 24, Halsema Highway, Atok, Benguet, just past Ambassador, Tublay. If you are coming from Baguio City, it will take just about an hour to go to the garden.
BCG Tip: The garden is also just a few minutes away from our favorite chicken kinulob, which you can check out at Galilea Cafe and Restaurant.
Tayao Gardens Atok Entrance Fee
- Adults = Php 150.00
- Senior Citizens = Php 100.00
- Kids (12 y/o and below) = Php 50.00
The entrance fee is inclusive of one (1) free succulent. No reservation is needed prior to going to the garden.
Visitors going there via private cars need not worry about parking since there is a wide enough space designated for guests.
Visit Tayao Gardens
Tayao Gardens is a perfect getaway if you want to go out of Baguio City to destress but do not have enough time to go to the flower farms in the higher parts of Atok Benguet. We highly suggest going in the morning especially if you want to see the garden in its vibrant glory, but if you are after the cold weather Cordilleras is known for, we suggest that you visit in the afternoon, which is also the perfect time to grab a warm cup of coffee.
For inquiries: contact Tayao Gardens Facebook Page