The sunflower field that's turning your social media feeds into yellow | Blooming Petals AgriTourism Park in Tupi

The sunflower field of Tupi in South Cotabato is the newest tourist destination in Sox Region that day-trippers have been raving about. It's something unique in the area even given the numerous scenic places throughout around and it's attracting visitors coming in droves.

The Mariano's Blooming Agri-Tourism Park (formerly Blooming Petals Agritourism Park) in Purok 3A in Poblacion, Tupi quickly gained popularity since it opened its gate to visitors last May 27 when the sunflowers began to bloom. It is actually turning social media feeds now into yellow.

The flowers on their 2nd week of blooming

The park's highlight are the five types of sunflowers neatly planted in circular rows and that's where most of the visitors go to take photos. But, as you may have known, sunflowers, like any other blooms, won't last long. Sunflowers bloom have a lifespan of three weeks only. 

Upon learning of the the blooms, we rushed to visit the park last weekend, the 2nd week, because we know, having sunflowers in our own front yard before, that the blooms will soon fade. 

The sun was high when we arrived at the place as it was an open field. But you can't see a visitor backing down not getting a good photo for keeps.

Wifey Kai ran around with our little one, Kali, finding the best spots for still fresh sunflowers as most of the ones planted in rows are starting to wilt. There are varieties that are half the height of the others and that's where we found the spot to take a photos with our little nomad. The rest are as tall or are taller than us and those were the ones in late blooming stage. Nevertheless, our visit was all worth it.

Starting June 16, the end of third blooming week, the park which usually opens from 9AM to 6PM daily will only be open to visitors during weekends. The park, owned by the Mariano family who has been in the flower business for some time already, has to close on weekdays to replant another batch of sunflowers during weekdays and wait for another season of blooms later this year.

Our little nomad enjoying the yellow blooms.

It's a good site for weekend break with family.

But if you are still itching to visit the place and can't wait for September, the park is not only bejeweled with sunflowers. Different types of roses, anthuriums and chrysanthemums, among others, abound the park too. Visitors can also purchase vegetables, cut flowers and seedlings sourced from the park and from nearby farms of the owners.

After June 16, yellow color will dominate no more. We’ll have to wait for three months again for the new circular rows of yellow to bloom. But then, it’s fine. While there’s excitement in hurrying to see the sunflowers bloom knowing it will soon wilt, it’s also a joy knowing there’s something to look forward to in the next season. 

The plantation viewed from the top of the hill near the parking lot.

Yup! Got me a solo too. 

Different types of roses, anthuriums and chrysanthemums, among others, are planted around the park too. 

Cut flowers, vegetables and seedlings are for sale at the entrance area.

Seedlings of vegetables and succulents 

Atop the hill overlooking the Agritourism Park

Update: Re-opening date of sunflower field is September 2, 2017.

How to get there:

If coming from the direction of Gen. Santos City, Tupi is around 40 minutes away going North. From Tupi Sea Oil Gas Station, turn right to the direction going to Tupi Central School.
From the school, turn left on the 3rd corner. Follow the road with signage going to the park.

If coming from the direction of Koronadal City, Tupi is around 20 minutes away. From Sea Oil Gas Station, turn left then follow the same direction from Tupi Central School.

Entrance Fee is P30 for adults and P20 for children.
Parking lot is available at the park. Don’t park at the roadside near or outside of the designated parking lot. It’s going to cause you trouble and to other passing vehicles. 

For more information, visit their Blooming Petals, Inc. Facebook page ( or contact them at 09189359352.

Direction based on Google Map shot.

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