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Marian Orchard : A Secret Garden that will Inspire A Renewal of Faith

10:40 pm Jennifer Lopez - Gana 0 Comments


I really don't have plans of going out this long weekend, but friends and families keeps on asking me where will I be this long weekend. They have been texting me "San kayo?", San destinasyon nyo? Hindi ba kayo lalabas?" Bilang isang taong marupok at nagpapadala sa aking emosyon, ako ay nagpadala sa kanilang hamon. Talking about peer pressure huh!. :-)

So my husband and I took advantage of this long weekend and plan for this Batangas road tour just few days before the trip. We just wanted a day tour so I can still work on with my business the next day and help the kids with their upcoming Quarter Exams.

Our first stop is Marian Orchard which is located in Barangay Malabanan, Balete, Batangas. It is a Catholic-themed park built on a 5-hectare land surrounded with trees and plants of various kinds. You can also see different colorful flowers and fruit bearing trees surrounding the garden which makes it ideal for meditation. Sometimes all you have to do is to commune with nature, pray and meditate during those moments in our lives when we feel empty.

Mary Mediatrix of All Graces Prayer Hall
The mission of the Marian Orchard is to serve as a spiritual oasis that will promote Catholic religion through the propagation of Marian devotion and other religious activities that will inspire a renewal of faith. This is evident in the rows of statues of saints in the Promenade leading to the Mary Mediatrix of All Graces Prayer Hall.

Twin Hearts Promenade
One of the main feature of the park is the Sacred Heart Tower which reminds of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil. They say that if you climb the tower, you can see a view of the Taal Volcano. We head to the lush garden instead of climbing the tower.

Sacred Heart Tower
One of the main garden is the Via Crucis Garden. Via Crucis, also known as the Station of the Cross or the Way of the Cross refers to a series of 14 images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. 





Meditation Garden


I would like to end this post with the Traveler's Prayer written at the  back of the ticket.


Almighty God, may the angels of heaven guide and 
protect us from our setting out until our return.

Clothe us with your cloak of protection to keep us from
all danger of collision, fire, explosion, of fall and bruises.

Preserve us from all evil, especially form sin, 
to guide us to our heavenly home. 
We ask through Jesus Christ,
our Lord. Amen.


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Operating Hours 
Barangay Malabanan, Balete, Batangas
www.marian-orchard.ph
For inquiries - 09156042566

Entrance fee : 50 pesos
Opening Hours : Tuesday - Sunday 7 am to 7pm
Gate closes at 5pm

Mass Schedule (Sacred Heart Chapel) - 4:30 to 5:30 pm every Sunday and 1st Friday of the month

Sacred Heart Chapel


How to Get There
Drive through South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and on to Batangas Star Tollway. At the Star Toll way, take Lipa-Tambo Exit, turn right and follow the road (JP Laurel Highway) going to Lipa/Tanauan then turn left at Lipa-Balete road. Marian Orchard is around 10 to 15 minutes drive from junction.



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Book your Bali-Inspired Day Tour in Batangas with RedMark Travel and Tours 
Joiners Fee : 1,700
Reservation : 700 pesos per head, balance on day of travel
  • with FREE Buffet Lunch at Cintai Corito's Garden Resort
Places to Visit :
  • Marian Orchard
  • Cintai Corito's Garden Resort
  • Honey Bee Farm
  • Shercon Resort
  • DreamLand Arts and Crafts Cafe or Hugot Cafe
Package Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip Van Transfer (Manila-Batangas-Manila)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Cottage/Pavilion
  • Drivers' Meal/Toll/Gas
Exclusions :
  • Foods at Dremland Cafe or Hugot Cafe (own account)
  • Any incidentals not included above

Red Mark Travel and Tours
Contact Details : 0917-8092571
Email Address : redmarktravelandtours@gmail.com

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