On 16 Feb 2021, the City of Manila held the inauguration for its latest attraction, the “Hidden Garden” in Lawton. According to the city government, this new project is just one of many open-air green spaces that they plan to open in Manila.
Amazingly, the stunning new park adjacent to the Andres Bonifacio Shrine was formerly used as a dumping ground and parking lot. The recent rehabilitation was well-received by netizens and Manila City dwellers, along with those who grew up in Old Manila. As the city continues to be restored to its former glory, more and more Pinoys look forward to experiencing the “Manila vibe” they once knew.
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The Hidden Garden, which will offer free admission to guests, boasts a series of pocket gardens, and lots of space to relax and walk around. A cafe will also be opening soon — and yes, this is totally separate from Kapetolyo, the coffee shop that opened in Bonifacio Shrine! Hidden Garden Cafe will feature a modern look, and like Kapetolyo, will put the spotlight on homegrown brews.
It is the hope that, with spaces like Lawton’s Hidden Garden, more locals and tourists alike will enjoy touring the City of Manila and its sights on foot. The next time you find yourself in the capital, don’t miss out on this beautiful green space! In the midst of the pandemic, open-air parks like this one are perfect for social distancing-appropriate outings. We look forward to seeing open-air attractions like this in Manila!
All images credited to Isko Moreno Domagoso | Official Facebook Page.