The place was supposed to be Sonya’s private paradise, open only to family and friends and eventually, friends of friends. But after much prodding from all who have enjoyed the country living experience to share with more people what otherwise would have been her retirement lifestyle, she finally but reluctantly relented. In February of 1998, she opened the doors of her secret garden to the public in time for Valentine’s Day. From then on Sonya’s has been host to a bevy of visitors; the tourist from a far off land who looks beyond the beaten path; the balikbayan looking for a familiar sketch of a memory of home; burned-out city-dwellers seeking respite from the din of the city; and practically anybody who is looking for something different yet strangely familiar. Of course, as a wonderful haven of romance, love blooms in Sonya’s garden like flowers of an eternal spring. Many romantics have found it to be a popular spot to disarm, to court and to propose. Some have even returned to say, “I do.” And with that, Sonya’s Secret Garden earned the reputation of being the worst kept secret in Manila.
“Everyone absolutely fell in love with the place. After all, it was my main reason for deciding to hold it in Sonya’s Garden.”
Joel & Cecille
“I love Sonya’s Garden even before pa when I first heard about a super secret garden in Tagaytay.” Jardz & Pachie
“The place was fantastically overloaded with flowers it was so picturesque that everywhere you turned, it made for really nice photos. The best part is that it’s all natural! ” Earl & Nicole
Here are some lovely wedding photos at Sonya’s Garden:
Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Mobile: +63-9175329097 or +63-9175335140