Sonya's Garden Tagaytay Revisited

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Walk with Cham in Sonya's Garden.

How can you say no when your Mama's only request for her 61st birthday was a Tagaytay weekend with family? Well, okay, it was only Kuya and I who said yes. Papa was hesitant at first since he's not used to taking long drives anymore. But after our continuous pangungulit, we finally convinced him into doing it one weekend last January. 

Sonya's Garden is a Tagaytay favorite as we have been here numerous times already - eating bread at their Panaderia, relaxing massage at their Sensuous Spa, buying pots of plants in their array of Herbs for Sale or just strolling along luscious green path. These activities made us feel like we were in a retreat every time we visited. But what we haven't tried doing together was to have a buffet lunch (it was only Mama who tried it with relatives). We went there quite early so the lunch buffet wasn't available yet. Good thing Sonya's Garden is a relaxing haven where you can wander and de-stress.

Famous spot

Proposal Garden
I was curious with their new garden which I've seen recently on Instagram posts from friends. I'm not sure if the Proposal Garden was a new addition but I wasn't able to see this the last time I was here. Upon entering I was enthralled by the enchanting garden. It's like one of those gardens you see in movies and in your dreams. The proposal garden was tucked away in an enclosed paradise. A garden within a garden. The lush greenery is filled with colorful, blooming and pretty flowers. It was beautiful and so romantic! I could stay in this eden forever.

Proposal Garden

If you want to spend a longer time in this place, you should tell the management in advance so they can reserve this garden for you and your partner. Although reserving this during lunch is not possible as they don't allow lunch reservations because it gets overly hot. What they do allow is guests to just roam around the area for a quick photo op like we did.

Blooming <3

Kuya and Ate Angge

Mama and Papa

All alone… Mike?


<3 <3

<3 <3



This area is also too pretty

Lunch at the Sunflower Restaurant
There are three restaurants around Sonya's Garden and one of those is the Sunflower Restaurant which is just beside the Proposal Garden

Sunflower restaurant
Sunflower Restaurant is another pretty greenhouse full of whites - white drapes, white walls and white table clothe. Ferns also fill the place. Its rustic and country atmosphere will ultimately relax your senses and make you feel at home.

Rustic and country atmosphere

All white everything

Dainty <3

Lunch Set Menu 
In order for you to eat at their restaurant you have to avail of their buffet lunch or dinner priced at P683 per person. Yes, no other options. 

Buffet Lunch includes the following:
Garden Salad Green | freshly harvested lettuce and arugula topped with mango, broad beans, eggs, cucumber, jackfruit, pineapple and whatever fruits that are in season, drizzled with Sonya's Secret Salad Dressing or Balsamic Vinegar

Bevarage | bottomless freshly- squeezed dalandan juice and tarragon tea

Garden Salad

My salad plate and bottomless dalandan

Detox water

Bread | Freshly baked whole wheat whole wheat sesame bread with homemade dips and toppings

Bread at their Panaderia

Pasta |  with two kinds of sauces and toppings: sun dried tomato and chicken cream topped with ratatouille, salmon belly, shitake mushrooms, black olives, capers and grated parmesan cheese

Sun dried tomato, chicken cream toped, ratatouille, salmon belly & Shitake mushroom

Kuya at the buffet

My pasta plate
Dessert |  glazed sweet potao, banana rolls and homemade chocolate cake from the Panaderia.

Banana rolls

The thin slice of chocolate cake is not refillable.

Thin slice of chocolate cake

Tarragon Tea is also served after your meal. I love tarragon tea <3

Tarragon Tea

Almost all the ingredients are harvested from their organic garden. So for those of you who want to eat something light and organic, dining here will definitely satisfy your healthy cravings. But if you would want something heavy and with lots of variety of dishes, Sonya's Garden lunch buffet might not be pleasing to your tummy and taste buds. 


As for us, it is something you can do once in a while but not on a regular basis. Honestly the dishes were a bit bland, it lacks flavor and the choices were not ample. But then again their lunch is prepared for people who want to eat healthy. If you want to add more variety, additional fee is needed, you can order Braised chicken with potatoes (P728) and Roast Chicken (P554). We didn't add any as they were too pricey for us. Anyway, we were already contented with the meal served at the buffet.

Loving the white drapes

Yes, we were a bit early 

Couldn't help taking a picture of their restroom. It's neat, pretty & rustic, the epitome of 'comfort' rooms.

Entrance of the ladies room

Inside the ladies room

Love love love revisiting Sonya's Garden. It's a great escape to recharge your energy. Someday, I should try their bed and breakfast offering which excludes any technology around like TV. Mike and I could also try having a romantic dinner at the Proposal Garden, I wonder how it looks at night; I assume it's magical. Sonya's Garden is a private sanctuary for people seeking for comfort, nature and love.

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