April 18, 2020
Few weeks ago, we were invited by the Baliwag Municipal Tourism Office for a familiarization tour at Baliwag, Bulacan. We have visited some historical places, restaurants, farms, and other places that I will be sharing soon. But before that, let me share you these 2 of the best tourist destinations that we visited during the tour; the Aven Nature’s Farm and Rabbitry and the very famous among tourist – The Greenery.
Aven Nature’s Farm and Rabbitry is a family operated Agri-Tourism site located at 68 J.P. Rizal, Sta. Barbara, Baliwag, Bulacan. The farm promotes tree conservation and prides itself on growing over a hundred varieties of native fruit trees creating a forest-like atmosphere at the site. Advocating natural agricultural practices, the farm has become a haven for small birds, fireflies, fruit bats and spiders, nestled in the trees and vegetation, harmoniously living with the native pigs, native chicken, ducks and fish. They raise cream dory in a small fish pond.
Rabbit production is the main activity at the farm and has provided sustainability to the farm operations. It certainly goes with the farm’s mantra of “Growing its own food”, since the rabbit provides healthy meat. The rabbitry also supplies the fertilizer needs of the farm with its cold manure and the vermicast from the rabbit poof-fed African Night Crawlers.
I was able to try the Rabbit Spread, Congee, and the Caldereta.
It taste like Chicken!
If you want to visit the Farm, It is accessible by both private and public transport making it an ideal get-away location during weekends. The Entrance Fee is Php 150.00/pax. They also have Day Tour with welcome drinks Php 150.00/pax and the Day tour with lunch. You can request Rabbit dishes like Sisig, Menudo, Tinola, Caldereta Sinigang, etc. for Php 450.00/pax (5pax), Php 350.00/pax(10 pax), Php 300.00/pax(20 pax)
Rabbit Production Seminars are also conducted at the farm regularly to help beginners start their own rabbitry as means of livelihood and source of healthy meat. These seminars also create public awareness on the benefits that can be gained from raising rabbits, helping to promote the development of the “rabbit industry”. Seminar Fee is Php 1000/pax and that includes: Rabbit Production Manual with Feasibility Study and Hands on Training Demonstartions, Certificate of Participation, Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Pm Snack, Farm & Rabbitry tour.
For reservations, you can call them: 0918-9030633 or visit their Facebook Page here.
The Greenery is a 50-hectare events place and Resort in Baliwag, Bulacan. It is built over almost two decades ago. Started as TGI Pavilion in 2001, it is known for its world-class facilities, amenities, and services. They offers a wide range of packages for event organizers and their guests, depending on guest number and choice of cuisine.
An overnight stay or even a day tour is very satisfying and fulfilling experience that will bring you back to the nature and going here with your loved ones will allow you to build stronger and deeper bonds. You can swim at their infinity pool with the view of the Floating Gazebo and the nature itself, Try water-sports like Jet-ski and Kayak or you can have a relaxing spa.
The Greenery is also ideal for special events, including weddings (They have different themes), anniversaries, birthdays, and seminars. It’s also a perfect venue for team building because they have a selection of different sports, grouping games, and obstacle course. You can check their team building package here
The Barn House
Train at the Open Garden
The Greenery is located at # 80 San Juan St., Rio Vista Subdivision Sabang, Baliwag, Bulacan, You can take a Baliwag Transit bus (from Cubao or Caloocan) and get off at the Baliwag Terminal in Bulacan. From there, you can take a jeepney or a tricycle going to Mt. Carmel, Sabang, where another tricycle can take you from Mt. Carmel to Rio Vista Subdivision. (You can easily tell the driver to take you to The Greenery.)
I hope, I can comeback for an overnight stay with my family and friends to try other amenities and to provide a full feature about the place. Because honestly, a day is not enough to explore this beautiful place in Baliwag, Bulacan!