Quezon Herbal Pavilion Revisited 2021

Constructed on May 26, 2015, Quezon Herbal Pavilion was built to improve and beautify the once ill-managed picnic area of the Atimonan Zigzag Park. It also aims to promote the health benefits of the different herbs in preparation for launching Quezon Province as the Herbal Capital of the country. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion Revisited 2021

Quezon Herbal Pavilion details

It was during our stopover here during our Experience Quezon Media Tour 2016 that I first saw Quezon Herbal Pavilion. Back then it lacked the herbs that it was supposed to highlight. I revisited it a year later during our 2017 Batangas - Quezon Visita Iglesia and was happy to see that the Quezon Herbal Pavilion was already teeming with life.  There were numerous herbs planted around the pavilion which are visited by a plethora of bugs and birds. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion - Atimonan, Quezon

Another laudable thing here is the fact that those who manage the pavilion make sure that each plant is labeled. Aside from the common and scientific names, these labels also include the health benefits of these plants. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion as seen from the pedestrian lane

Names of the towns of Quezon can be seen in each step leading up the pavilion

I got to revisit Quezon Herbal Pavilion last July 17, 2021, during the first day of our Bicol Road Trip 2021. The first thing that I saw was the aesthetic improvement of the pavilion. The embossed name of the pavilion on its entrance has been replaced with a beautiful wall sculpture. The embossed name of the pavilion was then transferred to the left panel near its original place. 

The plants of Quezon Herbal Pavilion 

Aside from that, the names of the municipalities of Quezon now decorate each step leading up to the pavilion. When you reach the top step, you will be "welcomed" by the bust wall sculpture of Manuel L. Quezon. He was the former president of the Philippines which the province was named after. 

Atimonan Zigzag Park as seen from Quezon Herbal Pavilion

More than the aesthetic changes, the herbs and plants are obviously well taken care of as it is luxuriant. More plants were also added to the plant boxes to diversify each plant box. However, I also noticed that they already removed the informative labels about the plants. I do hope it's replaced by a sturdier label that can withstand Mother Nature. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion 2016

Quezon Herbal Pavilion 2019

The current COVID 19 Pandemic of course had an effect on Quezon Herbal Pavilion. When you reach the pavilion on top of the steps, it is noticeably empty except for some chairs and tables. The picnic area beside the pavilion remains unfinished but is undeniably better than how it looked last 2017. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion 2021

Overall, I'm excited to see what the future holds for Quezon Herbal Pavilion. I hope it is improved by whoever is in power in the province in the future. 

Quezon Herbal Pavilion Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter and explore Quezon Herbal Pavilion.

Quezon Herbal Pavilion Opening Hours

Quezon Herbal Pavilion is open 24/7.

Why visit Quezon Herbal Pavilion

Overall, there is still a lot more to improve with regard to the facilities of the Quezon Herbal Pavilion but by its mere existence, it means that the local government is already doing something great to look forward to in the near future. It's a must-visit if you fancy plants and the healthy products you can get from them.

Getting to Quezon Herbal Pavilion:

From Manila, ride a bus going to Legazpi City. Tell the conductor to drop you off at either Pagbilao or Atimonan town proper. From there, you can rent a tricycle (there is no fixed rate so some tricycles might charge an exorbitant rate) going to the Quezon Herbal Pavilion. However, it would be better if you use your own car to get to Quezon Herbal Pavilion.



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