Ok so this morning after bringing my wife to work today, I headed straight to Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to purchase more plants, herbs and gardening tools for the garden. Good thing the weather cooperated well today, it was neither hot or cold.
If you're living in Quezon City or from it's neighboring cities and is a total beginner in gardening, Quezon Memorial Circle is probably for you to go to. QMC, aside from being a family park, it is also home to numerous gardening shops. You might have heard of the "Manila Seedling Bank" of the 1980's to early 2000's ... some of it's tenants transferred here.
So how's the price? I'm telling you it wouldn't even cost you an arm and a leg. To give you an idea of the price for herbs, your 100 pesos ($2.12 USD) can buy you four (4) seedlings of Sweet Basil or Tarragon.
As for bigger plants, a 4-foot tall Malunggay (Horseradish) tree costs around 85 pesos ($1.80 USD); a 5-foot tall American Lemon Tree costs around 350 pesos ($7.40 USD). Like I said, it's not going to break your bank or put a hole in your wallet.
So which shop do I recommend you to buy? There's no recommendation, price really differs from one shop to another. But if you plan to buy in bulk, remember to ask for the best price. Oh and another tip, make sure when going here, make sure to wear comfortable clothes (the weather can sometimes be a b*tch).