If it isn’t obvious with my monthly IG posts on flowers, or the time when I bought myself a bouquet of stargazers during Valentines, I love flowers. I really do. Some people say they don’t like getting flowers because you can’t eat them, and they wither easily. For me, that’s where their beauty lies, how they only last for a short period of time. Flowers in bloom make one appreciate the temporary beauty of our natural surroundings more.
Last February, you guys saw Ayala Malls bring in life size decorated hearts for Valentines’ and for everyone’s photo op pleasures. This time around, Ayala Malls, the country’s premier lifestyle shopping and dining destination, not only fulfills your shopping needs and wants, it also serves as a respite in the big city, providing a space that surrounds you with lush greenscapes and beautiful gardens.
This April, a diverse display of Philippine orchids and ornamental plants in a vibrant palette of Summer will bring color to the spaces of Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, Fairview Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Centrio Mall, Ayala Malls Solenad, and U.P Town Center.
Known already for its well-groomed gardens and open spaces (aren’t they always Instagrammable?), Ayala Malls now fills these corners with an array of blooms, inviting mall-goers to sit and revel at nature’s quiet beauty. But, the gardens serve more than just an aesthetic purpose, Ayala Malls launches the Lov’Em Blooms campaign in support of sustainable green living through its many events and activities.
Mallgoers can sign up for the Green Walks, a guided learning experience where speakers and volunteers from the Philippine Native Plants Conversation Society, Inc., will share tidbits and trivia behind the most popular native trees and other flora that can be found at Ayala Malls. A brochure of the different native trees, Philippine orchids and plants located at Ayala Malls will be made available for everyone.
In photo: The space for the Green Walk at Alabang Town Center
I like this activity because it not only helps educate everyone about the beautiful botanicals that we have, but it also places you in awe of the displays.
The schedule will be as follows: April 9 at Greenbelt; April 10 at TriNoma; April 16 at Fairview Terraces; April 23 at Ayala Malls Solenad and May 7 at Alabang Town Center.
ART BY THE GARDEN
In photo: Alabang Town Center open area for activities
Be moved by nature and let creativity flow with these exciting arts and crafts workshops to be held at your favorite malls. On May 7-8, head on over to Alabang Town Center for a Flower Watercolor Painting session, Van Gogh Paint by Number workshop and Still Life Flower Sketching at the Corte De Las Palmas and Town Plaza. Also, get a chance to win prizes in the Ayala Alabang Camera Club photo contest. Visit Greenbelt on May 20-22, for various art activities such as a Flora and Fauna Water Color station & Nature Sketch art station. There will also be a mini selling activity of arts and craft materials, healthy eats and organic finds. TriNoma will have their own series of arts and craft workshops on May 22 at the Level 4 Garden Restaurants.
MEET YOUR GARDENER
How does one make a garden grow? Ask the community green thumbs and gardeners of Ayala Malls, and get the tips first hand. On May 7, join Joey Quintana and the Ayala Alabang Garden Club for a short, informative talk on how to tend and nurture your growing gardens. Be a part of Greenbelt’s Afternoon Tea by the Garden, a unique Mother’s Day activity on May 8 wherein shoppers can enjoy tea from the herbs grown from Greenbelt’s edible garden, an exclusive tour of the edible garden, and a meet and greet with the gardeners. Delighting participants further, all will also be given the “first pick” of the fruits and vegetables of the season.
The color touches of nature will be brought inside the mall with a gathering of local producers/ growers, florists, designers, stylists and local botanical suppliers. They will showcase their best blooms and plants in a series of flower and garden exhibits at Ayala Malls.
Catch the delightful display on April 15-17 at Greenbelt; May 6-15 at Ayala Center Cebu; May 7-8 at Alabang Town Center ;May 6-8 at Abreeza Mall; May 21-22 at Trinoma; June 3-5 at Glorietta; June 22-26 at Fairview Terraces; and June 24-26 at Centrio Mall.
STORIES OF THE SEA
For this campaign, Ayala Malls also partners with The Mind Museum for the exciting “A Glass of the Sea” travelling exhibition, which sheds light on astounding discoveries made on life under the sea. The immersive and interactive exhibits, along with facilitated activities, give you a glimpse on the beauty of marine life and importance of conservation, specifically of the Verde Island Passage in Batangas.
The Verde Island Passage is part of the Coral Triangle that extends from the Philippines to Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. The Coral Triangle is also globally known as the center of marine diversity, and the Verde Island Passage is its epicentre.
The exhibition was conceived and created by The Mind Museum, in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences & supported by USAID.
You can catch the tour on April 13-17 at Ayala Center Cebu; April 30-May 4 at Abreeza Mall, Davao; May 11-15 at Centrio Mall, CDO; June 1-5 at Alabang Town Center; June 8-12 at TriNoma; June 15-19 at Glorietta; June 22-26 at Fairview Terraces; and June 29-July 3 at Greenbelt.
LEGO OUTDOOR DISPLAY
Nature has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration; find the seeds of creativity come to bloom with the Blooms Lego Outdoor Display at Greenbelt, TriNoma and Alabang Town Center, starting May 16. Gaze at the intricate, man-made pieces that capture various floras.
Discover #LovemBlooms, and be inspired by nature, only at Ayala Malls.
For more information, visit (www.ayalamalls.com.ph) and Ayala Malls on Facebook Twitter and Instagram or contact (795-9595).
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