Where: 37 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Budget & Price Range: No admission fee. If you want your photo taken wearing traditional Igorot clothing, you need to pay PhP20-30. For photos with Igorot elders in their traditional clothing, you need to pay PhP10 per person.
The Baguio Botanical Garden used to house a small zoo back in the old days. During the Marcos regime, it was also called Imelda Park, and when Baguio celebrated its centennial, it became Centennial Park. Despite the name changes, it is more popularly known as Botanical Garden.
Unlike Burnham, this park is located outside of the Central Business District but is near other popular sights like The Mansion
and Wright Park
. Unless it is the peak season, one can take their time strolling around the park. It features several friendship gardens that symbolize the city’s ties with sister cities in different countries such as Korea, Japan, and China. Recently, the Thai Friendship Garden was unveiled, with life-size statues of elephants made by Thai artists.