Life Comes To Full Bloom At Arden Botanical Estate

April 19, 2024

Natural parks, waterways, and landscaped gardens featuring beautiful local flora take the spotlight in the PH’s first botanical-themed township co-developed by Megaworld and GERI

Humans are naturally wired toward the pleasing beauty of nature. According to research cited by the University of Minnesota, more than two-thirds of people will likely gravitate to a more natural environment to find relaxation as this neutralizes negative feelings like anger, fear, anxiety, or stress. 

Being surrounded by nature makes people feel emotionally sound and helps increase overall physical well-being, improves mood, increases the ability to focus and retain information, and evokes a stronger sense of connection with others within a community.

Lombard walk
In photo: Lombard Walk render

Such is the kind of life that awaits future residents and guests of the 251-hectare Arden Botanical Estate, the Philippines’ first-ever botanical-themed township located at the boundary of Trece Martires City and the municipality of Tanza in Cavite. Jointly developed by property giant Megaworld, the country’s leading developer of integrated urban townships, and its subsidiary Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Arden Botanical Estate is surrounded by natural rivers, organic gardens, and features wide, tree-lined roads and avenues, lotus ponds, as well as residential and leisure villages, commercial areas, sports and adventure parks, and a mixed-use district among others.

In photo: Arden Botanical Estate Aerial View render

Strategically growing in a prime Cavite address

“This groundbreaking botanical-themed township isn’t just beautiful, it’s strategically positioned at the center of Cavite’s booming infrastructure. Arden Botanical Estate is just a little over an hour away from NAIA via CAVITEX, CBTEX (Silang Interchange) a convenient 45-minute drive, and CALAX (Governor’s Drive Interchange) a mere 15 minutes away. The Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge is also just a quick 15-minute drive, opening up even more accessibility to the township. It is also a gateway to leisure with tourist destinations like Nasugbu at just an hour and 32 minutes away, and Tagaytay just 53 minutes away,” says Eugene Em Lozano, head of sales and marketing, Megaworld. 

Residential and leisure villages form more than half of Arden Botanical Estate. Megaworld has introduced two (2) sprawling residential villages within the township: the 18.1-hectare Arden Botanical Village and the 15.2-hectare Arden Westpark Village. GERI, meanwhile, has launched the three phases of its newest village, the 18.3-hectare The Lindgren, which offers eleven (11) different Scandinavian-inspired house and lot design options.

In photo: The Little Botanist render 

Thoughtful design inspired by nature


Megaworld has commissioned renowned Filipino landscape architect and environmental planner Paulo Alcazaren to put together the design behind Arden Botanical Village and the 8.3-hectare Arden Botanical Estate Town Center, a sprawling and vibrant hub that will have commercial and retail spaces, alfresco dining areas, landscaped gardens, parks, an events place, and children’s playground, among others. It will also feature its own Lombard Walk, a Breathing Chapel, an Amphitheater, Flower Garden, Flower Tunnel, and more.

Alcazaren also happens to be the man behind the Centrera Park, the central amenity area at Arden Botanical Village which is surrounded by natural groves of mature trees, natural waterways and ponds, sprawling lush greeneries, expansive open spaces, promenades and parks, and jogging paths.

In photo: Lotus Pond render

Traversing the entire township from the entrance along Governor’s Drive in Tanza is a six-lane, tree-lined avenue that leads to the Welcome Pavilion and the Town Center which will both be surrounded by arcaded and alfresco commercial areas. Residents, workers, and visitors of the township can also go around the development via an electric shuttle.

In photo: Breathing Chapel render

It will also have its own Flower Farm, Flower Tunnel, The Little Botanist playground, and the first-of-its-kind Breathing Chapel, allowing residents and visitors to commune with nature and enjoy the bounty and beauty of Philippine flora.

In photo: Flower Tunnel render

“Arden Botanical Estate is fast taking shape as a one-of-a-kind township development that allows everyone—whether they are residents, workers, or simply visitors of the township—to live and enjoy a beautiful and purposeful life within an enviable address. Among the recent developments we have in the township include the Arden Bike Trails, where we host seasonal off-road activities for trail cycling and rallycross events. We also have the Arden Café, an Instagrammable café-and-showroom-in-one that serves as an exclusive property viewing area for clients interested in purchasing a property,” says Rowena J. Espiritu-Lim, head of sales and marketing, Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. 

Aside from the generous open and green spaces around the development, Arden Botanical Estate will include other sustainability features such as the use of solar street lights, electric shuttles for transport, stormwater recycling, permeable pavements for driveways and parking, and organic fertilizers and pesticides for gardens.