Mt. Makiling has a 300 hectare Botanical Garden being managed by UP Los Banos that is open to public for a very minimal amount. Inside the garden are picnic grounds, hiking trail, plant nursery, birds sanctuary, arts museum and a swimming pool with natural spring water from the Mountain. Aside from a tourist attraction it also serves to support the UP forestry students for their academic needs and research. This is one of the place that hubby enjoyed a lot during his 2006 vacation. I took some lovely pictures of the flowers inside the garden .
This is the Makiling's Signature Flower, they call it KAPA KAPA because of the cape like leaves. Another name is Chandellier tree also known as Medenilla Magnifica.
Here is another flower with white and red color.
Birds of Paradise