It is an excellent plan initiated by the city government to have a botanical park. Even at this time it is already visible and one can enjoy the cool breeze and gentle wind up there. There are already good roads and some gazebos and pathways. The total area has yet to be attended to for the completion of this project.
The project is targeted to be finished in year 2020. These days a little portion of some hectares out of the total area has been improved and is already a beauty to see.
A 31-hectare (projected 50 hectares) botanical park has been slowly developed and is now accessible to tourists. The San Agustin Botanical Garden is the third destination for the city’s eco-tourism. It is planned to spur 2,000 different kinds of tree/plant species from the different tropical countries in the world giving balance to the highly urbanized development of Tagum and keeping pollution out of the city’s progression. To date, there are one hundred forty five (145) tree/plant species planted from the different parts of the country, Australia, India, Pakistan, Thailand and South Africa.
Located in the rural barangay of San Agustin, just a mere 15-minute ride from the city proper, is the Tagum Botanical Park. Solely developed by the City Government of Tagum, the 50-hectare park is brimming with lush greeneries, with tropical trees of different varieties planted in its hills. The sprawling park has several gazebos perfect for family picnics and gathering and will soon feature a zipline and trails for both biking and hiking. The Tagum Botanical Park is good alternative to the well-known and well-loved Energy Park, another city-developed nature park in Barangay Apokon.