Secret Garden (Novaliches, Quezon City)

A secret garden lies somewhere least expected. We’ve read about that in books and watched it in movies. In terms of Philippine travel, one may think about another secret garden near Tagaytay City — the former Sonya’s Secret Garden. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. Recently, we discovered a Secret Garden at the most unexpected time and in an unexpected place — Novaliches, Quezon City.

Quietly tucked in one corner of a subdivision somewhere in Novaliches (not in the Caloocan side, but in Quezon City) is a “Secret Garden”. We’ve passed this way many times and we’ve seen the place featured in GMA7‘s Unang Hirit. Yet we never had the urge to drop by, that is, until tonight.

We arrived at a little past 7 pm and except the light of the carriage at the entrance, the place was dark and we thought it’s already closed. It was indeed closed and we took hesitant steps towards the carriage, checking if Cinderella is asleep in her pumpkin-turned-carriage or if the wretched stepmother would shoo us away. We didn’t see any of them, although it’s not difficult for one’s mind to wander when confronted with such a garden oasis in the middle of the bustling Metro. Instead, we were met by the warm and gracious owners who welcomed us into the place, flicked on the lights and showed us the nooks and crannies of the place (thanks to the De Guzman couple). I must say it was a surprise. The moment the lights came on, the place came alive.

The brochure summarizes the experience:

In the bustling town of Novaliches lies an enclave that aims to soothe your body, calm your senses and renew your spirit. The Secret Garden offers majestic venues, recreational activities, comfortable rooms, catering services and delicious food from the Cave Resto.

All these pleasures are conveniently accessible in less than an hour drive from the outskirts of Metro Manila.

Unlock the desire to experience the best things life has to offer. We are committed to serve you at the SECRET GARDEN.

There are a number of function areas, big enough for a marriage ceremony, debuts, birthday celebrations and other occasions. Rates are really reasonable, as compared to, say, Fernwood or Gazebo Royale.

A photo shows the function area just below the Cave Room and adjacent to another function area at the swimming pool. A stage could be set-up over the swimming pool for a unique wedding setting. Of course, the swimming pool could very well be used for what it’s intended — swimming (how much for use of the swimming pool? free for guests and P250 per head for the rest).

There are also a number of rooms available for those who wish to stay here. We understand some have decided to spend the honeymoon in the Master’s Bedroom, at the second floor of the main building. This is economical and logical, so the newly-weds could rest right away after the wedding ceremonies and reception. There’s a Cave Room for the more adventurous.

[See Map: Directions on how to get there]

How to get there?

Discussing the directions to Secret Garden is really tricky, which is probably the reason why it’s called the Secret Garden. If you’re at Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, one of the access roads is Mindanao Avenue (sandwiched by McDonald’s and the Veteran’s Hospital/Golf Course). Near the end of Mindanao Avenue is the intersection with Quirino Highway (before that, the intersections with Congressional Ave. then Tandang Sora).

Turn right at Quirino Ave. then just go straight, way past Channel 5. Turn left at Gen. Luis Street and when you see Shell Gas Station to the right, turn right at the arc/entrance of T.S. Cruz Subdivision (if you’ve reached the old compound of Motolite or the Flying V Gas Station, you’ve missed the entrance by around 300 meters).  Just go straight after entering the subdivision, then look for this specific address: Lot 7-12 Block 10 Seiko Street, Interville 3, Novaliches, Quezon City. Or you could ask for directions once inside the subdivision. Have plenty of patience and treat this as an interesting hunting expedition. It is, after all, a secret garden.

212 thoughts on “Secret Garden (Novaliches, Quezon City)”

  1. Good morning,
    I just want to inquire for a birthday party needed for a function room. How much for a package deal price including dinner buffet for 60 sixty people in four to five hours.

    please be inform. i need your telephone number. Thank you very much.

    Best Regards,

    Hernane Reyes.

  2. hi gudevening,
    I just want to inquire how much for a package deal price including lunch buffet for a wedding ceremony good for not more than 20 people.

    PLEASE BE INFORMED. Thank you so very much.

    Ms Tessie

  3. Hey there. i was wondering po kung pwede din po ba ung dinner buffet sa shoreline venue evening event? and kung pwede how much will it cost me in total? pls let me know asap. thanks.

  4. how much the entrance and how many pools are there?do you have a pool for kids and for the old?and do you have a restaurant there?and if its ok if i bring food?

    1. Hi gladys! Sorry but we’re not connected with the resort (or any of the places/resorts) featured in our travel blog. Please contact them directly (and let us know what you think of the place, so others would have a reference). Enjoy!

  5. hi, i want to ask if you’re accepting for overnight? how much?
    are you open for 24/7?
    do you have a contact #?
    can you please give me your room rates?

    tnx and godbless!

  6. I came to know about this resort thru this blog, and I must admit that the photos posted in here were really beautiful. We were in secret garden this morning, and parang naligaw kami, a little disappointing that the place looks really different sa photos here (i guess a lot of things have changed in 4 years time, when this article was written). My daughter said the place was creepy (and i had to agree with her), parang haunted nga ang place kasi parang npabayaan. Madumi ang paligid (dami dry leaves everywhere) the place needs major repainting, relandscaping and renovation. The pool water was yellowish and unkempt – so I decided na I wont let my 2 year old toddler to bathe doon, i dunno if twas because they were supposedly using deepwell water. In fairness nman sa staff and management, they were courteous and polite nman. Itd be great if they would restore the place as beautiful as how it was before.

  7. hi good day! how much for wedding package 0f 60 persons?please kindly send me a quotation tnx Godbless

  8. hi,
    Me and my fiancee want to have our pre-nup at your place/resort… how much would it cost?lahat ba pwd pasukan for a photo shoot?per hour?

  9. Hi,
    I would like to make an inquiry. How much would it cost us if we choose you as our wedding venue.. Good for 100 to 150 guest. Thank you.

  10. hi I want ti inquire how much entrance fee and cottage? We want to set a swimming Party for a friend.


  11. Hi! How much for wedding package of 40 persons? Please kindly send me a quotation. Thanks! God bless!

  12. Hello! Just wondering kung pwede bang venue lang talaga? Or kailangan na yung ibang services sa inyo din? Thank you 🙂

  13. i just wanna ask the rental rate in one of your function rooms or open garden for 100 to 150 guests. Thank you.

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