Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens started in 2004 with a vision of building Mexico's greatest botanical garden in the enchanted tropical highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The twenty acres that are now the Gardens were ranch property, nearly half of which was overgrazed cattle pasture, the other half old growth tropical deciduous forest.

The first phase of construction was the Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center and Restaurant, the centerpiece structure of the Gardens. Next came the nurseries for plant propagation, trails throughout the property, a statuary making facility, and of course many plants.

Over 6000 Blue Agaves (Agave tequilana) adorn our "Blue Agave Hills" while this area is being re-forested with native tropical hardwood trees. Over 1000 native tabebuia, mountain pine and mahogany trees have been planted in this former cattle grazing area, deforested over 30 years ago. Native oak species are being grown from acorns to establish our Mexican Oak Collection. Considering that Mexico is the world leader in oak diversity with over 160 different species, this is sure to become a prized feature of the Garden.

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens started a US based 501(c)(3) not for profit "Friends of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens A.C." to allow us to accept tax deductible donations from individuals and foundations.

Grants and generous donations have allowed us to improve our grounds and plant collections. One of the latest expansions that has added to the delight of our visitors is the Holstein Vanilla and Orchid Conservatory with a rotating array of exquisite orchids and other stunning flowering plants.

Please learn about our current projects and funding opportunities and become part of the creative force that showcases Mexico's abundant biodiversity to its residents and the world.

The success of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens have allowed us to give back to our community in a variety of ways. We provide free admission to the Gardens to over 1,000 visiting school children each year. We have collaborated with grassroots natural resource conservation and indigenous knowledge proponents including the Maya Nut Institute and the Center For Traditional Medicine. We have participated in tropical plant research with the American Orchid Society and Sam Houston State University.

Our conservation initiatives have been recognized by SEMARNAT (Secretaria de medio ambiente y recursos naturals), Mexico's Agency of Environment and Natural Resources, which has registered our Garden as an UMA (Unidad de Manejo Para La Conservacion De Vida Silvestre), an official Wildlife Conservation Management Unit.

Membership at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Which membership is right for me?

Individual Membership – $50 (USD) per year
• Full membership privileges for one individual
• Unlimited free admission to the Gardens
• Free admission to special exhibits
• You will receive our internet newsletter "The Leaflet"
• Invitation to members-only events including "Noches de las Luminarias" membership appreciation night (Our high season members-only party)
• "Members Only" Parking (as available)
• 10% discounts on restaurant, gift shop, and our exclusive line of statuary (private parties excluded)
• Children under 12 – free with member

Regular Membership – $100 (USD) per year
• Full membership privileges for two individuals
• Unlimited free admission to the Gardens
• One guest admitted free if accompanied by one of the two members
• Free admission to special exhibits
• You will receive our internet newsletter "The Leaflet"
• Invitation to members-only events including "Noches de las Luminarias" membership appreciation night (Our high season members-only party)
• "Members Only" Parking (as available)
• 10% discounts on restaurant, gift shop, and our exclusive line of statuary (private parties excluded)
• Children under 12 – free with member

Senior Membership (Age 65 and over) – $80 (USD) per year
• All of the privileges of Regular Membership for one year for two individuals, age 65 years or older

Family Membership – $180 (USD) per year
• All privileges of the regular membership for four people for one year
• PLUS - two extra one-day guest passes

Sustaining Membership – $330 (USD) per year
• Same as Regular Membership plus two extra one-day guest passes
• A native tree planted at the garden in your name – part of the reforestation project

Corporate Membership – $550 (USD) per year
• Same benefits as the Regular Membership
• PLUS – A free ad in our Internet newsletter, "The Leaflet"
• PLUS – Your logo as a corporate sponsor at the Welcome Center

Villa Membership – $550 (USD) per year
• Your Villa's name on our Sponsor Board at the front gate
• Unlimited free gate admission for your villa's guests
• 10% discount on restaurant, gift shop and nursery purchases
• "Member-only parking" at the Hacienda de Oro

Student Membership – $20 (USD) per year
• Unlimited admission for one year to visit and study at the Gardens

Why Volunteer at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens?

Volunteers receive free membership to the Gardens including:
• Unlimited Garden entry
• Free classes, workshops, and events
• Discounts in the restaurant, store, & nursery
• Receive one free guest pass for every 20 hours of scheduled garden service.
• Put your energy and creativity into the important mission of the Gardens.
• Enrich your life with stimulating projects and learning opportunities.
• Get to know the Garden staff and other volunteers by collaborating and learning with them.
• Meet and share your knowledge with local plant enthusiasts and visitors from around the world.
• Celebrate the joys of volunteering at our volunteer appreciation potluck.

How to becvome a garden volunteer:

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to begin their involvement here by attending a volunteer training session. Advanced registration is requested.

After their initial training, volunteer trainees will be mentored by a senior volunteer until they can be checked off on the following:
• Knowing the Garden’s mission & contributing toward it
• Knowing and following the garden’s policies
• Guiding the standard 1:00 pm garden tour
• Treating others at the garden with kindness & respect

Once the volunteer coordinator has checked off a volunteer trainee, they will be issued their volunteer membership, valid until the end of that calendar year and conditional upon their continued service.

I just want to volunteer:

For those who are not interested in an extended volunteer commitment but would still like to lend a hand for a day (or a few), please check our for occasional group volunteer activities including planting or highway cleanup.
    
Another option is to request to shadow another volunteer. You may make your request with our volunteer coordinator by emailing info@vbgardens.org with your availability and the type of work you would like to do.

What do garden volunteers do?

Garden Volunteers take on a variety of different duties and projects at the Garden
• Horticulture: Propagating plants in the nurseries, planting, weeding & preparing cuttings
• Education: Guiding tours, teaching classes or workshops at the Gardens or local schools
• Conservation: Assisting in reforestation and environmental protection
• Representing the Garden at the Old Town Farmer’s Market and other external venues
• Promoting the Gardens, its projects, & events onsite or with local businesses and organizations
• Landscaping, trail work, and construction
• Administrative work including membership services and record keeping.

Some valuable volunteer work can be done from the comfort of your own home:
• Writing: Volunteers may always submit articles, pictures, or poems to our newsletter "The Leaflet." Volunteers practiced in writing grant applications can assist us in that capacity.
• Translating: We always have a pile of documents to translate, many of which are directly linked to public education and serving our visitors.

Many more opportunities are possible. Put your skills and talents to work here by finding or dreaming up projects that take merit your abilities – or learn new skills by trying something different. Learn the needs of the Garden and communicate how you can help out the most, while making your experience here your reward.

Volunteers who wish to contribute generously to the Gardens from their personal finances, family trusts, or commit to fundraising for the Gardens in the local or international communities may consider applying for consideration on our Board of Directors. Board Membership is a serious commitment. An often repeated quote within non-profits is, "Of work, wealth, and wisdom a board member should contribute at least two." Volunteers who are interested in joining our board should have a personal conversation with the Garden's curator or executive director.

To volunteer, email info@vbgardens.org.

How You Can Help Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Proposed Vallarta Botanical Gardens Orchid Conservatory (nmcclearn)

Make a donation using one of the following methods
PayPal from our website
• Credit Cards
• Check (via regular mail)

To pay by check:

Please make checks payable to "Vallarta Botanical Gardens A.C."
To avoid the possibility of theft, please do not send cash through the mail.

Mailing Address in Mexico:
Vallarta Botanical Gardens A.C.
Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio #2180 Local 7 y 8
Zona Hotelera Norte Suite 148
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Mexico. C.P. 48333

Mailing Address in US:
Vallarta Botanical Gardens A.C.
2163 Lima Loop
PMB 130-148
Laredo, TX. 78045-6420

For deductible donations please send check to:
759 North Campus Way
Davis, CA 95616
A letter of receipt will be sent to those wishing a tax deduction for the I.R.S.

Project Funding:

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens are always seeking sponsors to help further our important mission.

Some people help by sending unrestricted donations toward our general fund. This helps us cover costs from purchasing plants, to paying our utilities, and meeting payroll for our dedicated staff. Others like to pick a specific project to fund.

Click for more Project Funding information on our website.

Become a Patron:

Your general donation is a vital component of the operating budget for Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Donations are directed where the need is greatest, i.e. compensating for economic downturns and low season operation funds.

• The Orchid Conservatory Construction to display The National Collection of Mexican Orchids. This conservatory will house the most complete collection of native orchids on display in Mexico.

• The Interpretive Trail System – expansion through the Guacamaya Valley Forest Preserve. This will greatly enhance the visitor experience by allowing access to yet undeveloped areas of the Garden.

• Outreach Program Expansion – of educational, cultural heritage and environmental outreach programs.

• Endowment Fund – Leave a gift in your will or provide for the Gardens in your trust. Your legacy can guarantee the sustainability of this national treasure for years to come.

Commemorative Donations:

Puerto Vallarta has earned its place in the hearts of a variety of extraordinary people from around the world. When we lose someone who has a connection to this special community, we look for a peaceful setting where we can honor their life and memory. The serenity and beauty of our natural sanctuary is a perfect place to remember the special people of our lives. Many of Vallarta's distinguished luminaries have already been memorialized at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Their friends and family find a trip to the Garden provides a setting for reflection and celebration of the cycles of life.

Click for more Commemorative Donation information on our website.

Last updated: July 31, 2017 · Charity ID: 205

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22Jul2017
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21Jul2017
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02Jul2017
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20Jun2017
First Annual Puerto Vallarta Summer Mango Festival

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Enjoy various dishes of the King of Tropical Fruit provided by local restaurants and vendors. Families flock to celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer - mangoes!

16Jun2017
Twelve of the Most Romantic Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

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11Jun2017
Sunday Folklorico Dancers at Vallarta Botanical Gardens Hummingbird Fest

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The Tuito Folkloric Dance Group has choreographed a special hummingbird dance especially for the occasion.

29May2017
2017 Hummingbird Festival Kicks-Off at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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13May2017
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06May2017
Day Tour of Botanical Gardens and Macaw Preserve

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17Apr2017
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A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

08Apr2017
Celebrate Earth Day at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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21Mar2017
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Recently at the Puerto Vallarta airport, travelers have been stopped for not having proper papers. We’ve discovered that some changes took place in January of 2017.

01Mar2017
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus Presents 'The Crystal Ball'

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22Feb2017
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17Feb2017
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16Feb2017
Vallarta Botanical Garden's Bird Festival 2017

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11Feb2017
Dedication of the Cheryl L. Wheeler International Peace Garden of Mexico

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10Feb2017
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03Feb2017
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13Jan2017
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29Dec2016
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14Dec2016
Participate in Christmas Bird Count 2016 at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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This project, organized by the Audubon Society, is the longest running and most important citizen science project in the world.

11Dec2016
Vallarta Garden Club Lunch Celebration at the Botanical Garden

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Bring your friends and join the Vallarta Garden Club for a wonderful holiday experience at the Botanical Garden on Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00 pm.

07Dec2016
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Membership Meeting and Wine Reception

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OPC and Vallarta Garden Club share a common interest in "Beautifying Vallarta" and improving the quality of life in our city. Join us on December 15 for our membership meeting and wine reception.

05Dec2016
2016 'House Hunters International' Charity Event Breaks the Record

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26Oct2016
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20Oct2016
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15Oct2016
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The Peace Garden will be located at the Vallarta Botanical Garden along the approach to a new multi-faith chapel. Dedication is planned for February 16, 2017.

08Oct2016
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Invites You to Experience October Butterfly Month

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03Oct2016
International Friendship Club Resumes Home Tours for 2016-2017 Season

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12Sep2016
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06Sep2016
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23Aug2016
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14Aug2016
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11Aug2016
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10Jul2016
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09Jul2016
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It gives me great pleasure to unveil these plans to our community of garden supporters and invite your help to make this new project a reality!

29Jun2016
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23Jun2016
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19Jun2016
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Call to Artists

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09Jun2016
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04Jun2016
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16May2016
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11May2016
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02Apr2016
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19Mar2016
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12Mar2016
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13Jan2016
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09Jan2016
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26Dec2015
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15Dec2015
Christmas Sing-Along at Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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11Dec2015
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26Oct2015
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22Oct2015
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Vallarta Botanical Garden's Cacao and Chocolate Fest

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28Sep2015
International Migratory Bird Day at Botanical Gardens

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29Aug2015
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27Aug2015
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31Jul2015
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20Jun2015
10th National Botanical Gardens Day in Vallarta

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The Vallarta Botanical Garden is celebrating National Botanical Gardens Day by offering a morning of complementary activities on July 2, 2015 beginning at 8:00 am.

13Jun2015
USA Today Recognizes Vallarta Botanical Gardens as '10 Best That Think Beyond the Flower'

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With USA Today’s readership of over 3 million, this type of coverage is a powerful way to send more people not just to our Garden, but for them to purposefully choose Puerto Vallarta as their next holiday destination because of its Garden Tourism appeal.

05Jun2015
House Hunters International Episode 6 in Puerto Vallarta is a Wrap!

Timothy Real Estate Group

It’s been a fun ride for one of the largest and most respected real estate firms in Puerto Vallarta, as they not only help promote tourism but have managed to help raise much needed money to a variety of local charities through their theme party fundraisers.

02Jun2015
Puerto Vallarta Mexico for the LGBT Eco Traveler

Purple Roofs

As cooling refreshing rains bring new life to the town, so has the gay Romantic Zone experienced new life thru recent redevelopment. The center of gay life in Puerto Vallarta is the Romantic Zone with its many gay bars and clubs.

24May2015
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Celebrates World Environment Day with a Sneak Peek

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens will celebrate World Environment Day by the soft opening of the new Dick and Dee Daneri Vireya Rhododendron House at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2015.

23May2015
TREGROUP Reports Bay of Banderas Real Estate Market Is Booming in 2015

Timothy Real Estate Group

Most of the agencies in the bay will tell you that this season has been wonderful compared to recent years.

14Apr2015
Get Off the Beaten Path with the Hidden Mexico Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Adventures

You'll visit beautiful gardens, a traditional bakery, and an organic farm for a delicious lunch set in a refreshing river. Experience regional highlights that give you unique insight into the area and the lives of the residents.

05Apr2015
IFC Education Grants Are Money Well Spent

International Friendship Club

Many tourists, seasonal residents and ex-pats that live here year 'round consider that Puerto Vallarta is a small slice of paradise. It's good to be able to share a little of our wealth with those who live here in less than idyllic conditions.

24Mar2015
House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta Next Month

Timothy Real Estate Group

Not only has this been an incredible opportunity for the promotion of tourism in this charming coastal town along the Mexican Pacific Riviera, it has also allowed Timothy Real Estate Group an avenue to give back to the local community.

20Mar2015
Information & Fun at the Vallarta Real Estate Fair

Timothy Real Estate Group

Hosted by Timothy Real Estate Group, Vallarta's 2015 Real Estate Fair will be held at the Rivera Molino. Join us on Saturday March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 2:00 for this informative and fun event.

19Mar2015
Los Muertos Brewing Presents 'Beer Garden Funraiser' at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Los Muertos Brewing of Old Town Puerto Vallarta is sponsoring the Vallarta Beer Garden 'funraising' event with brew stations for participants to both learn about these tasty beverages and talk with Garden staff and volunteers on April 18.

26Feb2015
Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus Presents De Colores Dinner, Dance and Auction

Puerto Vallarta Mens Chorus

Get ready for one of PV’s most inspiring and unique events as The Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus hosts its 3rd DE COLORES fundraising gala Saturday, March 21, 6:00 pm, at Oscar’s Restaurant in the heart of Vallarta.

04Feb2015
Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair 2015 for Buyers, Sellers & Homeowners

Timothy Real Estate Group

Come and enjoy the fun with food, entertainment, photo booth, and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. Join Timothy Real Estate Group on March 28 for free counseling and to take advantage of these experienced professionals.

29Jan2015
International Friendship Club PV Actively Supports Many Educational Projects

International Friendship Club

The International Friendship Club supports many people and organizations in Puerto Vallarta and in addition to the Cleft Palate program some of our most important work is focused on education.

25Jan2015
Urban Farmer Curtis Stone Brings 2 Day Workshop to Banderas Bay Growers

GreenCityAcres.com

In this two day workshop, you will learn about strategic production techniques that focus on high value crops with short growth cycles as well as specialized and niche market streams.

17Jan2015
It's Time to Pay your Tax on Real Property in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

You can either make a partial payment or pay for the entire year. Should you elect to pay for the entire year by February, there is a 15% discount applied to the total amount owed.

01Jan2015
Happy New Year from the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Everyone living here, visiting for a few months, and of course all the businesses depending on tourism, benefit from the efforts of our 57 members and our donors. Please join us. Become a member, buy a planter tile or make a contribution.

29Dec2014
Vallarta Bird Conservancy Announces the Annual Vallarta Bird Festival 2015

Vallarta Bird Conservancy

The tours encompass a wide variety of areas and birds, a privately owned wildlife sanctuary, scenic rural roads high in the mountains with tropical dry forest and ranchlands, little-known mangrove ecosystem in Nuevo Vallarta, and more.

17Dec2014
Bob Price of Vallarta Botanical Gardens Guest Speaker at Garden Club Meeting

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club – Beautifying Vallarta supports the mission of all other local charities by working to make Puerto Vallarta more beautiful and fostering a more vibrant and prosperous community.

08Dec2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Fundraisers, Open House at American School, Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival, Sailors Splash, Children of the Dump and Chamber Orchestra Concerts, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

07Dec2014
Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants Festivities

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The long awaited ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants happened yesterday but that's just a start to the week of festivities at Vallarta Botanical Gardens taking place from December 7-13.

01Dec2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens 2014 International Fireworks Festival Fundraiser

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Celebrate the holidays and support Vallarta Botanical Gardens with ringside seats for the 2014 International Fireworks Festival on Saturday, December 27 from 7:00 until 11:00 pm.

30Nov2014
International Friendship Club Home Tours Support Cleft Palate Surgery Program

International Friendship Club

Enjoy the beauty of Puerto Vallarta by touring some of its most architecturally interesting homes. Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

24Nov2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including the House Hunters International Screening Fundraiser, Tournament of Hope Basketball, Performances by Spencer Day, Kim Kuzma, Charity Bingo, Farmers Markets every day, and so much more.

21Nov2014
News Flash: 'Gilligans Island' Castaways Found in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

This year's fabulous fundraiser benefits some of Puerto Vallarta's most needy charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Becas Vallarta (Student Scholarships), Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the Asilo San Juan de Diego (Senior Assisted Living Center).

12Oct2014
Good News for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group explains the good news for Buyers and Sellers regarding RFC's and CURPs in sales transactions and modification to the new Fiscal Reform.

11Oct2014
Should the Vallarta Orchid Conservatory be Renamed?

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Some already love the name, "Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids," while others are suggesting alternatives. We’re not yet locked into any particular name, so please send us your recommendations.

08Oct2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Orchid Conservatory Wins Award from 'Gardens Without Limits'

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The new Orchid Conservatory at VBG has just received the "Initiative of the Year Award," specifically for the success of the project, from Jardins San Limites in Metz, France.

06Oct2014
7 Off-the-Tourist-Track Activities in Puerto Vallarta

Savoir Faire Abroad

Snuggled between the mountains and the ocean, Puerto Vallarta is more than sandy beaches, salty ocean water, seafood, and margaritas. The city is also full of charm, character, and interesting things to do that are off-the-tourist track.

02Oct2014
Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

While Thanksgiving in Canada is traditionally celebrated on the second Monday of October, we’re putting the turkey in the oven a day earlier on October 12 as we’ve got something else planned for our Maple leaf loving friends for the following day.

30Sep2014
Suggestions for Family Vacation with the Kids in Puerto Vallarta

Beck's Best

When Gary Beck was asked about suggested activities and vacation tips when traveling with a 5 year old to Puerto Vallarta, he lists some great alternatives for kids that the adults will also enjoy.

26Sep2014
Get Your Tickets for House Hunters International Charity Benefit at Mantamar Beach Club

VBGardens.org

The Vallarta Botanical Garden has been selected as one of the four beneficiaries to share the proceeds of the upcoming House Hunters International screening and charity event.

23Sep2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Offers a Flock of Activities for International Migratory Bird Day

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Garden has been generously supplied with great educational materials for our own International Migratory Bird Day Event on October 11th from our friends at Environment for the Americas.

13Sep2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Education & Volunteer Program Report

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

August was an exciting month - not just because of our Avocado and Rainforest Festivals - but because I was able to organize a summer course in my new hometown of El Tuito in a collaboration through the Garden and Mexico's Park Service.

11Sep2014
Alexander Von Humboldt Birthday Celebration & Golden Oak Award at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

This year we are pairing Alexander Von Humboldt's birthday celebration with our annual Golden Oak Award Ceremony for modern-day environmental heroes serving the Cabo Corrientes, Puerto Vallarta, and Bahia de Banderas communities.

05Sep2014
Real Estate Trends in South Shores of Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The beautiful area of South Shore is located a few minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta and includes the Colonias of Amapas, Conchas Chinas and all the way to Mismaloya. It is a very desirable area because the highway runs along the Sierra Madre Mountains.

04Sep2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens on the Map in a Serious New Google Way

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Imagine being able to surf the web for a virtual tour of the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Didn’t have a chance to hike the whole Jaguar trail during your last trip? Soon you will be able to experience it without breaking a sweat.

31Aug2014
Pedestrian-Only 'Los Muertos Pier Street' Beautification by PV Garden Club

PV Garden Club - Beautifying Vallarta

This past April, the city made the final block to the pier a pedestrian-only street and the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club provided funds to put in trees, bougainvillea plants, and other flowers.

29Aug2014
House Hunters International: Puerto Vallarta Episode 4 Premiere Air Date Announced

Timothy Real Estate Group

After long and stressful careers in Portland, Oregon, the Espinosas are retiring in the Latin city they love, but the dream of living in Puerto Vallarta means two very different things to Jorge and Jeannette.

19Aug2014
Vallarta Botanical Garden's Cacao & Vanilla Fest

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Take a trip to the Rainforest to celebrate these two globally important plant species, vanilla and chocolate, native to the rainforests of Mexico are being celebrated now until the end of the month at the Botanical Garden.

09Aug2014
House Hunters International Second Vallarta Charity Event

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group's second House Hunters International screening and charity fundraiser event will take place on Monday, November 24th, at the Mantamar Beach Club on Los Muertos Beach. The theme is going to be "Gilligan’s Island."

16Jul2014
Special Summer Opportunities with the PV Garden Club - Beautifying Vallarta!

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

If you are in Puerto Vallarta and would like to be invited to occasional socials, garden visits, or to work parties, please let us know at the PV Garden Club. We’d love to see you and have you join us.

11Jul2014
Bella Travel Network Shares Top Attractions in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

PR Web

With so many free and interesting things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Bella Travel Network is confident the visitors will certainly find something exciting to do this summer.

08Jul2014
Art Exhibition by Esperanza Gama at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Not only have we at the Garden become instant fans of Esperanza's unique style and stunning work, we were delighted to learn about the importance of Mexican native plants incorporated into her distinctive pieces.

05Jul2014
Main Stairway Dedication at the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

For those who will be around on July 26th, please join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens in the dedication of this new facility’s main stairway in memory of the late Mexican orchid researcher Roberto Gonzalez Tamayo.

17Jun2014
First Quarter 2014 Vallarta Real Estate Market Report

Timothy Real Estate Group

I heard many times this winter that Puerto Vallarta has seen some very nice changes to the area and that people were pleasantly pleased with their vacation experience. Puerto Vallarta continues to be a beautiful place to visit and even better to call home.

15Jun2014
Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids Construction Progress

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Even before construction is over we’ve set our sights towards fundraising for this next phase along with the conservatory’s first year operational budget and the completion of the new orchid laboratory at Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

02Jun2014
World Environment Day at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us on June 5 for our Bird and Epiphyte Discovery Hike and celebrate the wonders of our environment at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens during a special morning of guided bird and plant observation.

23May2014
TREGROUP/HEVA Partnership Means Excellent Opportunities for Investors

TREGROUP

Timothy Real Estate has been selected by HEVA Group to represent their world-class projects around Banderas Bay. As a result, some incredible opportunities are coming your way!

09May2014
Mother's Day Breakfast, Brunch and Dinners in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Mother's Day in Mexico is celebrated each year on May 10 and in the US and Canada this year on May 11. We've put together some restaurants that will be serving special meals for Moms.

05May2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

Even though the high season is winding down, there are still plenty of events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit including Fandango, Beach Volleyball Tournament, the Bugambilia Festival, Salsa & Mambo Fest, Cinderella, and a lot more.

26Apr2014
Timothy Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta Joins Leverage Global Partners

Timothy Real Estate Group

As a member of Leverage, Timothy Real Estate Group will be promoted as the sole representative for the Puerto Vallarta area with all contact and inquiries being directed to the company’s President Carl Timothy.

15Apr2014
Santa Barbara & Puerto Vallarta Sister Cities Gardens Celebrations

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens celebrate this relationship as “Sister Cities Gardens” through cross-promotion of their organizations and reciprocal entry offerings to their members.

01Apr2014
Vallarta Botanical Gardens & Peace Corps: Students Learn About Orchid Conservation

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the US government with a mission to promote peace and friendship while helping others. The volunteer who will be working with us will be focused on environmental education and conservation.

27Mar2014
Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids Construction Progress

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Progress so far on the new Orchid Conservatory at Vallarta Botanical Gardens includes leveling of the site, delivery of materials, and installation of steel and concrete for the building’s columns. We invite you to contribute to the legacy.

12Mar2014
2014 Vallarta Real Estate Fair a Big Hit!

Timothy Real Estate Group

Sponsored by Timothy Real Estate Group, the event gathered local professionals, providing their services in fields such as health care, home owners and health insurance, mortgages, interior design, landscaping, financial investments, and more.

03Mar2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Charro Carnival, Blond Gypsies, Simply Barbra, Meet the Author, Just Desserts Who-Dun-It, PV Birding Fest, Cheerleader Championship, SUP Classic, and a lot more.

24Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Flower & Garden Show, Bourbon Street Barbeque Fundraiser, Charro Championships, Academy Awards Movie Screenings, Gala Oscar Awards Party, and a lot more.

21Feb2014
Sixth Annual Vallarta Flower and Garden Show at the Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The show will be filled with garden and floral related demonstrations, activities, and stands featuring vendors from all over the Vallarta area. Enjoy a full week at Vallarta Botanical Gardens from February 21 until March 2, 2014.

17Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week. Senator Tom Hayden is in town, Paws for the Cause and Children with Cancer fundraisers, Alberto Mejia in Concert, Mass Appeal theater event, and a lot more.

26Jan2014
Member Appreciation at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Our "Salute to Vallarta!" is the Vallarta Botanical Gardens' member-appreciation event, complimentary to all of our members. Not a member? Join us for the day on February 4 and become a member of our VBG family.

21Jan2014
International Friendship Club Tours Off to a Great Start in 2014

International Friendship Club

The tours raise money to support the IFC Cleft Palate Surgery Program here in the Banderas Bay area. Right now there are approximately 200 patients from newborn to age 18 who are being treated in the IFC program.

16Jan2014
Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta Goes Mobile

Mijo! Brands

The newly launched site offers some exciting features to allow home buyers and sellers to gain insight and information about the Puerto Vallarta real estate market quickly and easily.

14Jan2014
Real Estate Fair 2014 in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

Join Timothy Real Estate Group and this year's All Star professionals on February 15 to answer questions about home ownership, financing, maximizing your investment and many other related topics that affect both national and foreign residents.

10Jan2014
Sierra del Mar Privileged Residential Community Open Houses

Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group announces the unique opportunity to visit and view 10 beautiful estate property homes in the exclusive Sierra del Mar Gated Community on Friday, January 17th, that will be open to the public from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.

08Jan2014
PV International Birding Festival to Kick Off at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Bird Festival

The Festival is hosted by the Vallarta Bird Conservancy and will kick off on March 6 at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Four action packed days of birding and nature walks with expert guides in unique habitats will be sure to satisfy even the most advanced birders.

26Dec2013
New Year's Resolution Pig Roast at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

We will have a special menu for this special day including the roast pig and all the trimmings you would expect on January 2. Set your taste buds and your resolutions on the same day.

15Dec2013
Build Your Custom Dream Home in Puerto Vallarta With LGBT Professionals

GayPV

With perfect weather, an affordable cost-of-living and a vibrant LGBT community, who doesn't want to live in Puerto Vallarta? And if you've been searching for your perfect dream home but can't find just the right property to fit your vision, maybe it's time to consider custom building.

13Dec2013
Breaking News Weather Report: Puerto Vallarta is 'Sunned In'

Love Going Social/TreGroup

Just heard on the news that Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, could be 'Sunned In' for the next month or 2. Residents are urged to hunker down at the nearest beach and Palapa bar for the next few days and until they hear further instructions.

04Dec2013
Vallarta Orchid Conservatory Fundraiser at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The generous donors who have sponsored the matching-gift program wish to join us in thanking all who have contributed to this project so far and to encourage those who have not yet contributed to do so during this unique window of opportunity.

02Dec2013
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Lady of Guadalupe Festival, PuRR Project Kitty Bingo, Funny Bones Fundraiser, Chili Cook-Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and lots more.

24Nov2013
Where to Gobble Your Turkey in Vallarta-Nayarit for American Thanksgiving 2013

PVAngels

We've done all the work for you in researching the restaurants in Vallarta-Nayarit who will be serving Traditional Thanksgiving Dinners on Thursday, November 28, including all around Banderas Bay from Cabo Corrientes north to the charming town of Chacala in Riviera Nayarit.

23Nov2013
Puerto Vallarta Market Forecast Q & A With Timothy Real Estate Group

TreGroup

As a busy season in Puerto Vallarta gets underway, I sat down with Taniel Chemsian from the Timothy Real Estate Group for a quick one-on-one Q & A about the present market and expectations for the upcoming season.

21Oct2013
Third House Hunters International Episode Filmed in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

It’s a wrap…again! Timothy Real Estate Group just finished filming yet another episode this past August for one of the top rated television shows for Home & Garden Television (HGTV).

17Oct2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens: A Must-See Attraction in Puerto Vallarta

Examiner.com

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a must-see stop for any visitor to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's most popular gay destination. The 20-acre rainforest sanctuary includes a wonderful restaurant and beautiful gardens and walking paths.

16Oct2013
3 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving in Puerto Vallarta

Gay Star News

Ditch the turkey and Black Friday stampedes. Come to a five-day gay and lesbian culture festival held on one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches from November 27 until December 1, 2013.

09Oct2013
PV Botanical Gardens 2014 Calendar Now Available

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The 2014 Calendar celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Night of the Iguana, the movie that made Puerto Vallarta famous. These make great holiday gift items, so consider purchasing several for the upcoming holiday season.

03Oct2013
Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Report for Third Quarter 2013

TreGroup

Generally speaking the average sales prices have remained on the lower side when compared to US pre-recession values but we have had much more activity at the higher end of the market that has been great to see.

07Sep2013
Vallarta's Peak Butterfly Season Begins

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Butterflies return to the stage at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens in a big way during September and increase in numbers and varieties of species until their peak viewing season in November.

31Aug2013
A Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Agent's Opinion of the 2013 Real Estate Market

TreGroup

The average price condo sale last quarter of 2011 was $318,000. Average price condo sale last quarter 2012 was $424,000. I believe the average price condo sale for the last quarter of this year will be over $500,000.

25Aug2013
David and Andrea - Filming For House Hunters International in Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

Questions and answers about the experiences of David & Andrea in finding their dream property in Vallarta with the help of Taniel Chemsian from Timothy Real Estate Group. The episode was aired several times on HGTV this summer.

15Aug2013
Purchasing Our Dream Property In Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

We weren't sure about much when our journey began, like whether we wanted a house or condo or what part of town and more. But with Taniel's patience, professionalism, flexibility and positive attitude everything seemed to fall into place.

10Aug2013
Why Puerto Vallarta Remains One of the World's Leading Destinations

Investment Properties Mexico

Today, Puerto Vallarta is well known among savvy international travelers and so far in 2013 this Pacific coast gem has attracted a wide variety of positive publicity for its affordable real estate, long list of amenities, natural beauty and safety.

23Jul2013
Vallarta Celebrates the Life and Mourns the Passing of Stephen David Clay

PhillyBurbs

Friends and family will always remember Steve's great sense of humor, his ability to make others laugh, and his warm smile. Steve's energy and his pursuit of the next opportunity were inspiring to those who knew him.

21Jul2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Named in 'Top 10 Gardens in North America Worth Traveling For'

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Canadian Garden Tourism Conference confirmed what we have already known to be true: a visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a world-class experience and well worth the travel.

12Jul2013
Help Complete Hacienda Jalisco's Botanical Garden

HealthCareResourcesPV

Only about an hour of your time is needed to help us finish the steps needed to complete the Garden. This will be a wonderful "plus" for us and as well, we will connect with the local Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

07Jul2013
Rain Forest Environmental and Conservation Festival at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

On kick-off day, Sunday, August 18, come and join the other groups of Puerto Vallarta that also have an impact on the environment and conservation. This day is Free Admission all day!!!

17Jun2013
Summer Solstice & Ladies That Lunch at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

June is an exciting month at VBG. Join us on June 21 for our Ritual Ceremony of the Summer Solstice. June Bloom is our theme for this month's Ladies That Lunch on June 23.

15Jun2013
Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market Update for First Half of 2013

TreGroup

What's new for the Timothy Real Estate Group office in 2013 are a number of full asking price offers and even an over asking price sale. We've had a good start to 2013 with the most reported sales volume in the Bay for the first 6 months and with the most listing inventory available from an agency.

12Jun2013
US Peace Corps Volunteers Visit Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens were recently visited by several volunteers from the Peace Corps and Angel Pineda, the Mexican Director of this US-based organization whose work throughout the world goes a long way to helping important humanitarian and environmental causes.

08Jun2013
Developer of Rivera Molino Condos in Old Town Vallarta Slashes Prices

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Timothy Real Estate Group is excited to announce that our buyers can now purchase a new condominium less than one block from Los Muertos Beach with all amenities, including a deeded underground parking space, for only $154,500 USD.

03Jun2013
June Happenings In and Around Puerto Vallarta

Galeria Vallarta

Barbara Peters from Galeria Vallarta shares a glimpse into some of the great events happening around town this month. Summer is a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta.

12May2013
Worldwide Online Internet Auction: Casa Los Mangos in Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

AuctionPoint reveals many advantages of buying property via an online auction. Efficiency, transparency and value are top of the list along with motivated sellers & tremendous opportunities for buyers.

08May2013
House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

Timothy Real Estate Group and Taniel Chemsian return as they guide the new buyers on their quest to purchase a new home in this gorgeous tropical beach town. The show is scheduled to air on HGTV on June 6 & July 26, 2013.

04May2013
An Afternoon With the Women of Vallarta at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

As part of our Mother's Day tribute in saluting our special women, join us at Vallarta Botanical Gardens on May 9 for our celebration of "Here's to the Ladies That Lunch."

21Apr2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Celebrates Earth Day and Vanilla Blossom Expo

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Join us on April 22 at VBG to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. Considering what it provides to us humans, and how our heedless activities are changing the environment, spending a little time celebrating our planet is only right.

16Apr2013
Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.

13Apr2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Warns About Buying Wild Orchids off the Street

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Although it may be tempting to buy orchids cheaply from street vendors, please bear in mind that such purchases are not only illegal but highly unethical, as they diminish our local biodiversity and natural splendor.

09Apr2013
9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

09Apr2013
Magnolia Vallartensis Named Official Flower of Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Opina

The new species of Magnolia is a sample of the botanical wealth that can be seen in this region and in the future will be uniquely identified as the flower of Vallarta, as the Agave and Coconut Palm are identified with the State of Jalisco.

22Mar2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Presents the First Yoga Weekend

Yoga Vallarta

Classes will be taught by top instructors from the area, giving you a chance to compare styles. They will be suitable for practitioners from beginning to advanced levels — even for children! Join us for the weekend on March 23 & 24.

18Mar2013
Garden Tourism Congress Recognizes Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens has been unanimously elected as a "Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For In 2013" by an international jury made up of garden tourism leaders from Canada, the United States and Europe.

04Mar2013
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Leads the Charge in Saving Endangered Military Macaws

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

An old hollow pine in the mountains between the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the town of El Tuito was home to two families of Military Macaws until poachers cut it down in early January. The chicks that survived the fall were most likely sold as pets on the black market.

01Mar2013
'Let it Ride' Showcase Presented by the Vallarta Motorcycle Club

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the day of Thursday, March 21, at Vallarta Botanical Gardens with photo ops on the bikes, a stroll thru the Gardens, and perhaps a stop at the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant for lunch. If you have a bike... ride it up!

21Feb2013
Not Ready to Retire? Check Out Bed & Breakfast Opportunities in Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

Ready to live in paradise but not ready to stop working all together? A bed and breakfast might be the perfect opportunity for you to have the best of both worlds.

18Feb2013
Fifth Annual Flower and Garden Show at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Organizers and volunteers at Vallarta Botanical Gardens are busy preparing for the 2013 Flower and Garden Show to be held this year from February 22 until March 3, when the native and exotic flower collections will be in peak bloom.

12Feb2013
Some Options for Valentine's Day Dining in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Whether you prefer casual or elegant for that special Valentine's Day celebration in Puerto Vallarta, there are plenty of incredible restaurants to share the fun and romance with your loved ones.

10Feb2013
Join Us for the 2nd Annual Vallarta Bird Festival

pGringo.com

Hosted by the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, this 4 day event will feature guided tours, presentations, and lectures for a wonderful opportunity to view, learn and enjoy the wonderful birds in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo Corrientes area.

07Feb2013
Get All Your Questions Answered at Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair

TreGroup

Don't miss this super opportunity on March 2 for free counseling and take advantage of these experienced professionals so that your experience in Puerto Vallarta home ownership makes this the most pleasant and rewarding experience of your life.

02Feb2013
'Salute to Vallarta!' Member Appreciation Day at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens presents our new member-appreciation event that is complimentary to all of our members who are welcome to join us on Tuesday, February 5, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. This event replaces our former member-appreciation event, La Noche de las Luminarias.

31Jan2013
How to Minimize Capital Gains Tax in Mexico

TreGroup

Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta suggests one way to cut your Capital Gains Tax when selling your property in Mexico. An "Upgrade Appraisal – Avaluo De Mejoras" can dramatically help you save some tax liability.

15Jan2013
Your Mexico Property Taxes Are Due Again

TreGroup

It is that time of year again and the 2013 property taxes are due on your Mexico properties. They have become easier to pay for foreign owners with the addition of an online system for Puerto Vallarta owners.

07Jan2013
Bougainvillea Festival in the Works by Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

We hope to make PV the Bougainvillea Capital of the World. Our first annual Bougainvillea Festival, in coordination with Restaurant Week, will be May 17-24, 2013. Join us in our upcoming planning events.

16Dec2012
Puerto Vallarta: Where Beachy Chic Meets Colonial Charm

Prevue Online

Had it not been for the torrid affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during director John Huston's The Night of the Iguana filming, the sleepy fishing village of Puerto Vallarta could have remained low profile – but for just a bit longer.

14Dec2012
'Last Supper' at Vallarta Botanical Garden's End of Days Celebration

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Enjoy our special 'End-of-the-World' cocktails, delight yourself with one 'last supper' in the Hacienda de Oro and sit back with a view to the end on December 21! What better place to meet the End of Days than in the beautiful Vallarta Botanical Gardens?

12Dec2012
Spending Your Holidays in Puerto Vallarta With Fiestas and Fun

TreGroup

December is a busy and fun time of year here in Puerto Vallarta and a great time to be here. From the wonderful fiestas to the arrival of the whales in town, there is always something to do with a nonstop ride of families, fiestas, and fun.

10Dec2012
Why are our Poinsettias Called Nochebuenas Here in Mexico?

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens has opened up a Question & Answer opportunity regarding those curious about gardening or botanical questions titled "Tropical Gardening Q & A." Here's some insight about the poinsettias in Mexico.

23Nov2012
Two Minutes with Bob Price of Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Virtual Vallarta

Virtual Vallarta took a quick detour to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens this past weekend, where Founder/Curator Bob Price shared with us how he started this important Puerto Vallarta landmark, along with some of the many activities that visitors can enjoy there.

16Nov2012
House Hunters International Returns to Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

They did a great job at showing how beautiful Puerto Vallarta is and it's a great place to buy properties. Our Timothy Real Estate Group Agent, Taniel Chemsian, starred in both episodes and in this interview talks about the whole experience.

03Nov2012
The Spectacular Rebirth of Puerto Vallarta's Lazaro Cardenas Park

VisitPuertoVallarta.com

When my sisters were forced to move their bookstore/cafe from the corner of Olas Altas and Manuel M. Dieguez to the other side of Lazaro Cardenas Park, under and next to the Hotel Eloisa, I thought all was lost.

16Oct2012
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Welcomes Visitors from Our Sister City of Santa Barbara

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

We're happy to announce that the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden have set up a reciprocal visitation program as the first step in what we hope will blossom into a long friendship.

25Sep2012
PV Garden Club Announces Bougainvillea Festival

Virtual Vallarta

The long-anticipated 2013 Bougainvillea Festival has been officially announced by the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club and is scheduled to take place May 17 - 24, 2013.

22Sep2012
10 Things To know When Buying a Vacation Home

TreGroup

Buying a vacation property is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself or your family. Here are 10 things you need to know.

20Sep2012
Lobo Lui Kicks Off Winter Season With Charity Days

VirtualVallarta.com

Lobo Lui's BBQ Shack is introducing Monday Charity Days this season, with 15% of all sales going to community groups supporting the people of Puerto Vallarta and surrounding communities.

19Sep2012
Puerto Vallarta Ramps Up Ecological Offerings

Fideicomiso de Turismo de Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is blessed with ecological diversity and beauty. Banderas Bay shelters numerous diverse ecosystems, including tropical lagoons, rainforests, mangroves, pristine beaches, waterfalls, and spectacular mountains.

31Aug2012
PV Encompasses Mexico's Diverse Attributes

SFGate

Puerto Vallarta has a bit of everything I adore about Mexico. And though I've visited PV, as it's known informally, at least two dozen times, I always find a new favorite thing.

26Aug2012
Humboldt Celebration at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

On September 14-16, 2012, the Gardens will celebrate the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, the great German explorer who is credited with completing Mexico's first botanical surveys in a modern scientific manner.

23Aug2012
Cool Things To Do This Weekend Around Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

There is plenty going on this weekend in the Banderas Bay area including the Friday evening BBQ at St. Regis, Grand Opening Party at the Hard Rock Vallarta, Cocoa and Vanilla Festival, Summer Dreams Fashion Show, Embracing the Unknown art exhibition, SETAC HIV AIDS Brigade and the Sunday PEACE beach clean-up.

14Aug2012
Getting to Know the Jungle Around Puerto Vallarta

TreGroup

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens are a must-see, no matter where you find yourself in Mexico. The place is located 24 kilometers south of Puerto Vallarta, right on Palms-to-Pines coastal highway 200.

13Aug2012
2nd Annual Vallarta Bird Conservancy and Festival

pgringo.com

Sponsored by Vallarta Bird Conservancy, the 2nd annual Festival will be held at Vallarta's Botanical Gardens on March 7 through March 10, 2013. Save the date and register early for a 50% discount.

10Aug2012
Weekend Happenings Around Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Lots of activities going on in and around Puerto Vallarta this weekend. Join the crowd to watch Mexico go for the soccer gold against Brazil, experience the Corn Festival, help PEACE clean the beach, see Marsela at Teatro Vallarta, enjoy the Cocoa & Vanilla Celebration and more.

05Aug2012
Rainforest Cocoa and Vanilla Celebration at Botanical Gardens

PV Mirror

Each year, the entire month of August is celebrated at Vallarta Botanical Gardens with their Rainforest Cocoa and Vanilla Celebration. Enjoy a specially prepared luncheon at the famous Hacienda de Oro Restaurant incorporating ingredients grown at the Gardens.

02Aug2012
Eight Must-Do Weekend Events in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Support the Open Air Library with an all-you-can-eat barbeque, visit Vallarta Botanical Gardens for the theatrical presentation by the Terra Firma Summer Campers, visit the Co-op Market, attend the Writers Group Meeting, walk or bike on Sunday at Via Recreactiva, and lots more.

02Aug2012
Summer Campers Present "We Are Atlas"

Virtual Vallarta

This colorful, immersive, theatrical journey will carry you through the grounds of the lush Vallarta Botanical Gardens, while raising vital questions about our responsibility to our environment, our community, and ourselves. Performance will be presented by the Terra Firma Summer Camp on August 3.

19Jun2012
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Real Estate Prices First Six Months of 2012

Timothy Real Estate Group

Although not representative of all the activity we have had in the Banderas Bay area of Puerto Vallarta, I think these numbers from our MLS system show what the trend has been for the first 6 months of this year compared to all of last year.

02Jun2012
House Hunters Charity Event in Puerto Vallarta

Timothy Real Estate Group

The House Hunters Charity Fundraiser event held May 28th at Daiquiri Dicks beachfront restaurant had an Old Hollywood theme. Becas Vallarta, The Navy League Toys for Tots, and Asilo San Juan Diego were all chosen as beneficiaries for the screening event.

20May2012
Timothy Real Estate Group Vallarta Market Report

Timothy Real Estate Group

The Timothy Real Estate Group in Puerto Vallarta is thrilled by the direction the market is taking and would say things are good considering properties are selling - at about one home a day.

16May2012
Terra Firma Summer Camp at Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

From July 16 to August 10, 2012, the Terra Firma Summer Camp at Vallarta Botanical Gardens offers campers ages 13-17 the opportunity to spend the summer discovering new possibilities for the world we live in.

16Apr2012
8th International Altruism Festival

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.

08Apr2012
Garden Club Makes PV Even More Beautiful

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club has raised the money for these plantings through annual membership dues and sales of planter sponsorships. Sponsors can choose the wording on a tile affixed to a planter-box.

23Mar2012
Flower and Garden Show at VBG

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is hosting its fourth annual Flower and Garden Show from March 25 to March 30, filled with garden and floral related demonstrations, activities, a photo contest, vendors and the Capomo Festival.

03Mar2012
PV International Birding Festival

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Four action-packed days of birding and nature walks with expert guides in unique habitats will be sure to satisfy even the most advanced birders, and lectures from local and international authorities on birding related topics will round out the festival.

29Feb2012
BoZo Tour of Gardens and Vallarta Zoo

International Friendship Club

A very special trip is being planned for Tuesday, March 6, to visit the Botanical Gardens and the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, hence the name BoZo. Proceeds go the International Friendship Club Cleft Palate Program and other IFC Charities.

03Feb2012
Noche de las Luminarias at Botanical Gardens

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

You will not want to miss this special night. The Garden grounds will be decorated with over a thousand candles, torches, and Christmas lights for a magical night filled food, drink, live entertainment and dancing.

01Feb2012
RISE for Hope 2012 Fundraiser

Food by Seth

Hundreds of people will be walking down the red carpet at the Puerto Vallarta American School to once again support the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE) at the annual RISE for Hope event on February 11.

29Jan2012
Puerto Vallarta Carnaval/Mardi Gras Parade

PVRPV

The parade will, for the first time this year, wind its way through the Puerto Vallarta new Malecon and Zona Romantica and is officially sponsored by the City of Puerto Vallarta.

19Jan2012
The Children of The Refugio Cookbook 2012

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The cookbook is a collection of recipes from restaurants as well as community members. All profits from the sale of this publication will be split between RISE and the Botanical Gardens.

03Jan2012
Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens Reviewed

BidOnTravel.com

This garden heavily depends on donations and volunteer labor. You will notice delightful influences provided by the year-round and winter Puerto Vallarta expatriate community and others.

07Dec2011
Botanical Gardens December Newsletter

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

It is a sad reflection on our modern priorities that the average American child is now able to identify more than 100 corporate logos yet often fewer than 10 local plants from the region in which he lives.

14Oct2017
Boosting Bees Could Make for a Greener Mexico City

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Urban beekeeping is on the rise in cities such as London and New York where homeowners, companies and restaurants are setting up rooftop hives that each house thousands of bees. But strict rules in densely packed Mexico City about the location of hives restrict them mainly to the city fringes.

10Oct2017
Monarch Butterflies Begin the Long Journey to Mexico

Great Big Story

The largest insect migration in the world ends each year in Michoacan, Mexico. Millions of monarch butterflies travel from the United States and Canada to pass the cold months in the towering trees of this beautiful forest.

25Aug2017
Logging Curbed in Most of Mexico’s Monarch Forests

Mexico News Daily

Work by the environmental police division of the National Gendarmerie has translated into a 94% decline in illegal logging in the winter habitat of the monarch butterfly.

18Aug2017
CDMX Fishermen Fight to Save Aztec Floating Gardens

Agence France-Presse

The number of fishermen here has plunged over the years, leading to booming populations of tilapia and carp - invasive species that are threatening the already strained ecosystem of Xochimilco, a green lung vital to the health of smog-choked Mexico City.

01Aug2017
Plant a Billion Trees a Year? This Drone Company’s Response: ’We Can Do That’

Upworthy

Well over a billion people rely on forests for food and shelter. But unsustainable logging, clear-cutting, and other man-made activities are threatening our forests like never before. The good news is that people are actively pushing back.

13Jun2017
Ancient Mexico Crop Could Help Fight World Hunger

China Central Television

It’s estimated that 1 in 9 people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Most countries still opt for rice, wheat and corn as main sources for carbohydrates. But experts say an ancient and forgotten food crop from Mexico can also help solve world hunger issues.

07Apr2017
'Solid Rain' Helps Farmers Fight Drought in Jalisco

Al Jazeera

Agriculture uses a huge amount of the world’s freshwater supply, but a Mexican company may have found a way to ease the pressure.

10Mar2017
This Affordable Biodegradable Paper Donut Could Help Reforest the Planet

coExist

Called the Cocoon, this simple invention protects seedlings from harsh arid climates and reduces the amount of water they need to thrive - and boosts their survival rate by as much as 80%.

07Mar2017
How a Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

National Geographic

Felix Finkbeiner is 19 - and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations.

26Feb2017
#SaveTheHive - Join Bee Rescue at Slow Food Mexico

Slow Food Mexico

Slow Food Mexico has recently launched the #SalvaLaColmena - Save the Hive - campaign to spread awareness on the issue and inform us on how we can be a part of their campaign to help save the bees.

15Feb2017
A Look Inside Mexico's Blooming Fresh Flower Industry

CGTN America

In Mexico, Valentine's Day is called the "Day of Love and Friendship." Many Mexicans express those feelings by giving fresh flowers to loved ones.

13Feb2017
'Drone Bees' Are Comically Inept, Expensive and Dangerous to Real Bees

Newsweek

Bees are in decline in many areas. That’s a problem for agriculture because bees are vital to the environment and are primarily responsible for pollinating many plants. Some researchers have come up with the idea of creating robotic bee-like drones to take over the job of pollination.

11Feb2017
Monarch Butterfly Numbers Drop 27 Percent in Mexico

The Asian Age

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts.

18Dec2016
Rare Baja Plant Named After Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

I4U News

Researchers have recently paid tribute to rock legend Jimi Hendrix by naming a new plant species, found only in Baja California, after him.

03Dec2016
Mexico Opens Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Agencia EFE

Mexico's Biosphere Reserve opened for tourist visits as the monarch migration season picks up, but conservationists aren't estimating how many of the threatened orange and black butterflies there are just yet.

26Nov2016
Nanofarm Promises Little Work, Lots of Fresh Produce

TakePart

For many city-dwelling apartment renters, securing a home with a sprig of green space is a tall order, let alone a place that gets enough sunshine or rain to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden. A pair of designers have found a way to bring farms to homes - no outdoor space required.

10Nov2016
Monarch Butterflies Are Arriving in Mexico 'On Time'

Mexico News Daily

The first monarch butterflies have arrived at their wintering grounds in the forest sanctuaries of the states of Mexico and Michoacan, the National Protected Areas Commission reports.

07Oct2016
Volunteers Watch Over Mexico's Monarchs' Reserves

Mexico News Daily

More than 1,500 volunteers are helping to keep illegal loggers from felling trees in the national protected area of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the states of Mexico and Michoacan.

25Sep2016
Monsanto Loses GMO Soybean Permit in Mexico

Embols

The latest country to make headlines with regards to banning Monsanto products is Mexico, as a group of beekeepers was successful in stopping Monsanto from the planting of soybeans that are genetically modified to resist their Round-up herbicide.

23Sep2016
Journey Into the Incredible Cloud Forests of Mexico

Atlas Obscura

Discover why the pristine cloud forests of Mexico - threatened by coffee, logging and climate change - are so special and learn why it's so important to conserve the wild places of the earth.

04Sep2016
Vertical Gardens Raise Green Awareness in Mexico

Food&Wine

Mexico City seeks to combat pollution and improve its urban landscape with a project modifying hundreds of pillars supporting elevated roads with vertical gardens.

31Aug2016
Storms Decimate Monarch Butterflies' Mexico Habitat

Deutsche Welle

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

29Aug2016
NGOs Call to Protect Mayan Beekeeping Communities

AIDA

Indigenous people are threatened by deforestation and contamination of their land caused by the cultivation of genetically modified soy. The situation is worsening because the Mexican government has not adopted effective measures to safeguard the rights of the communities.

24Aug2016
Police Deployed in Central Mexico to Protect Monarch Butterfly Reserve

New China

Mexico has deployed police officers to patrol the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the center of the country to prevent illegal logging, the government announced Tuesday.

19Aug2016
Deforestation Threatens Popular Mexico Firefly Habitat

CCTV America

Although the popularity of the fireflies has given the forest a new life and also put a halt to most logging, some worry that the tourism could actually hurt them.

01Aug2016
Monarchs to Get Endangered Species Act Protection

Center for Biological Diversity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now legally bound to determine whether to protect imperiled monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act, according to the terms of an agreement reached with conservation groups.

31Jul2016
Farmers in Mexico Are Giving Nighttime Firefly Tours to Preserve Their Forests

Quartz

Fireflies’ annual mating ritual is one of nature’s most stunning events, and a small farming community in Mexico wants tourists to see it.

18Jul2016
Seeds Smuggled from Mexico May Cause Extinctions

CCTV America

When we think of global threats of extinction, exotic animals usually come to mind. But many rare plants also are at risk of disappearing forever.

12Jul2016
Should Expats in Mexico Get Involved in Political and Civil Matters?

Timothy Real Estate Group

Making statements about politicians, protesting the treatment of animals, getting involved in labor disputes are all precarious pastimes for some Expats living in Mexico and there have been many who have left with a one-way ticket and stories to tell.

12Jul2016
Mexico to Plant 18 Million Trees Against Pollution

Agence France-Presse

Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said.

04Jul2016
Biohackers Mexico Urbanites Experiment with LED-Lit Indoor Farming

Xinhua

Mexico City resident Leonardo Moreno grows his own vegetables, but not in a rooftop garden warmed by sunlight. Moreno uses LED lights to grow spinach, lettuce and other leafy greens in small fish tanks inside his apartment.

18Jun2016
Artists, Scientists Urge Americas to Save the Monarchs

Agence France-Presse

Some 200 intellectuals, scientists and artists from around the world have urged the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada to save North America's endangered migratory Monarch butterfly.

27May2016
Monarch Population in Jeopardy After Mexican Storm

CBC News

North Americans hoping to catch a glimpse of monarch butterflies this spring will have to look a little harder because a late winter storm in Mexico may have wiped out up to 50 per cent of the butterfly's population.

11May2016
Man Marries Tree in Mexico to Raise Eco-Awareness

Reuters

For an eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment.

01May2016
Protecting Forests and the People Who Protect Trees

TakePart

Conserving forests and protecting forest activists need to become priorities in the global fight against climate change, says a coalition of activists, scientists, and nongovernmental groups.

15Apr2016
Protecting Forests in Mexico Reaps Lasting Rewards

World Bank

This inspiring story of a single mom, her entrepreneur sons and a united community explains why the sustainable management of forests is good for the planet and makes good economic sense.

13Apr2016
Monarch Butterflies Are Not on the Road to Recovery

Center for Food Safety

As much as we welcome the news of a larger monarch population this year, it is far too soon to declare that monarchs are on the road to recovery. A recent event and a just-released scientific paper confirm our skepticism.

22Mar2016
World Water Day Highlights the Need for Safe Water

CCTV News

March 22nd marks World Water Day, and this year, we look at how using water wisely is everyone’s business.

13Mar2016
Environmental Agency Says Monarch Butterflies Survive Mexico's Severe Cold Snap

The Associated Press

The monarch butterflies that winter in the mountains west of Mexico City survived the severe cold snap that hit the area last week, authorities said.

10Mar2016
Bee Extinction Would Bring About Ecological Disaster

Contralinea

The declining population of wild bees, a species that produces countless benefits for humans, is an overwhelming concern for many of the world’s academics.

04Mar2016
Mexico's Wetlands-Turned-Gardens Fight Extinction

Inter Press Service

The chinampas are rich in muck and decaying vegetation, which provide nutrients for the crops, while the ditches between them give the plants continuous access to water. As a result, the vegetables grown there are especially rich in nutrients.

27Feb2016
Mexico Documents Big Rebound in Monarch Butterflies

The Associated Press

Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines, investigators say.

19Feb2016
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Numbers Flutter Upwards

AAP

More are surviving, but the overall number of monarch butterflies traveling thousands of miles to North America is still well below two decades ago.

26Jan2016
The Magic of Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Migration

Yahoo! Travel

Every year billions of monarch butterflies make the 3,000 mile trek from Eastern Canada and the U.S. to the UNESCO sanctuaries in the Transatlantic Volcanic area outside of Mexico City to mate.

22Jan2016
Giving Mexico City a Makeover by Growing Gardens

CCTV America

Francisco Ayala has transformed his neighborhood by turning an abandoned public space into a gardening school and animal shelter. He holds workshops to teach others too.

18Jan2016
Unexpected Orchid Found In Mexico Deciduous Forest

Nature World News

A team of scientists, led by Dr. Carlos L. Leopardi-Verde of the Universidad de Colima, stumbled upon an exotic flower in bloom while on Mexico's Pacific slope of Oaxaca state.

06Jan2016
Lawsuit Launched for Protection of Monarch Butterflies

Center for Biological Diversity

Two environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its failure to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.

23Dec2015
In Mexico, Hopes of an Uptick in Butterfly Migration

The Christian Science Monitor

After two decades of decline, Mexico hopes for a dramatic increase this winter in numbers of the world's farthest migrating butterfly population.

21Dec2015
A Mexican-American Christmas Tale: From 'Good Night' Flower to Poinsettia

Excelsior/Notimex

The tradition of decorating homes with it comes from the U.S. In 1828, Joel Robert Poinsett, the first U.S. minister to Mexico, who was also a physician and amateur botanist, was impressed by its beauty and sent a few plants home.

19Dec2015
Mexico Is One of the Worst Victims of Deforestation

Al Jazeera

Organized criminal gangs have helped make Mexico one of the worst victims of deforestation in the world. However, a small community is now taking on illegal loggers who used to be supported by gangs to protect their trees.

02Dec2015
Vallarta Activist Has a Lot to Say About Climate Change

Vallarta Saludable A & P

Olympic skier and climate activist Suzy Chaffee joins the calls of millions around the world to ensure binding agreements on climate change by the 200 world leaders during the COP21 2015 Paris conference.

30Nov2015
COP21: People Power for Global Climate Protection

Deutsche Welle

Across the planet, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend for protests at innumerable locations - to demand meaningful action for moving on from fossil fuels and stopping climate change.

29Nov2015
Monarch Butterflies Make Annual Migration to Mexico

Euronews

Thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies have started arriving in their winter home of central Mexico. Millions of the insects embark on an arduous journey from as far north as Canada as part of an annual migration.

14Nov2015
Mexico Hopes for 3-4 Times More Monarch Butterflies

Associated Press

The number of orange-and-black monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in central Mexico this year may be three or four times higher than the previous year, authorities say.

29Oct2015
Medicinal Plants Popular and Unprotected in Mexico

Inter Press Service

In this Latin American country of 120 million inhabitants, eight out of 10 people use traditional plants or animal products to cure ailments.

28Oct2015
Hurricane Patricia: How Monarch Butterflies Faced Down the Storm in Mexico

azcentral.com

The approach of Hurricane Patricia drove many residents and tourists away from the storm, but one group of seasonal visitors was flying directly into its path: the continent’s flock of monarch butterflies, which migrates to Mexico each fall.

26Aug2015
Logging Almost Triples in Monarch Butterfly Haven

The Associated Press

Illegal logging has almost tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds in central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced.

02Aug2015
More Than 40 Percent of Bee Hives Died in Past Year

wochit News

More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.

19Jun2015
Mayor of Mexico City Orders Schools to Grow Gardens

Agencia EFE

The 110 Mexico City public schools participating in the SaludArte program to fight obesity and promote healthy eating must start urban gardens, the head of the capital's government, Miguel Angel Mancera, said.

13Jun2015
Racing to Save Mexico City's Floating Gardens

Worldcrunch

Unchecked urbanization is destroying what's left of the Mexican capital's pre-Aztec chinampas of Xochimilco.

29May2015
Attorney General Reports Illegal Sawmills Shut Down Near Mexican Butterfly Reserve

Yahoo! News

Mexico's environmental protection agency has shut down six illegal sawmills in an area near important wintering grounds for Monarch butterflies that migrate between Mexico and the United States.

25May2015
'The Situation Is Desperate' for Monarch Butterflies

PRI's The World

The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well.

15Apr2015
Environmental Groups Ask UN to List Mexico Monarch Butterfly Reserve as in Danger

Wochit News

Activists from Mexico, the United States and Canada have filed a request to the U.N. World Heritage Committee to place the Monarch Butterfly Reserve wintering sites on the list of sites considered in danger.

26Mar2015
Bordofarms Program Puts Homeless Deportees to Work Along the Tijuana River

Al Jazeera

Bordofarms is a modest but innovative program launched by young activists and entrepreneurs who want to help deportees from the US and clean up Tijuana, a city of almost 3 million people in the Mexican state of Baja California.

18Mar2015
Green Urban Gardening Increases in Mexico City

CCTV Africa

Mexico City has set itself an ambitious target its trying to get city residents to produce between 25 and 30% of the greens they consume. How? Through urban gardening.

08Mar2015
The Fight Against Illegal Logging on Behalf of Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

Fronteras Desk

The Monarch butterfly is an icon in Mexico. You’ll see its image plastered on airport terminals, replicated in women’s fashion and printed on currency. But Mexico hasn’t always done an exemplary job protecting the butterfly.

30Jan2015
Monarch Numbers Up, But Still at Risk of Extinction

Center for Biological Diversity

The 56.5 million monarchs currently gathered in Mexico for the winter represents a population decline of 82 percent from the 20-year average. This year’s population was expected to be much larger due to nearly perfect climate conditions during the breeding season.

12Jan2015
Fewer Monarchs Surviving Winter Migration to Mexico

The Star

Declining by more than 90% in the past two decades, the monarch butterfly may soon exist as nothing but memory.

01Jan2015
More Monarchs Return to Mexico, But Now Face Cold

The Associated Press

More Monarch butterflies appear to have made the long flight to their winter nesting ground in western Mexico, raising hopes after their number dropped to a record low last year. But experts still fear that unusual cold temperatures will threaten the orange and black insects.

20Dec2014
Hopes for Increase in Mexico Monarch Migration

BBC News

Mexico, the US and Canada have all made efforts to increase butterfly numbers including developing an organic fertilizer which has been spread through the Oyamel Fir Forests of Mexico to protect the monarchs.

08Dec2014
LatAm Announces Plans to Fight Climate Change

Reuters

Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, seeking to use this land to store carbon in natural vegetation and cut emissions that cause global warming.

13Nov2014
Chemicals Blamed for Mexico's Vanishing Monarchs

TheRecord.com

The annual migration of the monarch butterflies, one of the most inspiring natural phenomena on the planet, may be coming to an end. But Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says it's not too late to save them.

17Oct2014
Bamboo Could Be a Savior for Climate Change

Inter Press Service

Bamboo has been part of Jamaica’s culture for thousands of years, but it has never really taken off as a tool or an option to resolve some of the challenges the country faces. That’s until recently.

04Oct2014
Monarch Butterflies Expected to Rebound in Mexico

The Associated Press

Mexican officials from the World Wildlife Fund are expressing their optimism that the monarch butterfly population may soon rebound, as the deforestation of their wintering habitats is showing signs of having significantly slowed

28Aug2014
Monarch Butterfly May Gain Threatened Status

Nature World News

In a legal petition filed this week, conservation groups asked the Obama administration to deem the monarchs as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

08Aug2014
Already Went Swimming with Dolphins? Now You Should Go Dancing with Wolves

TakePart

Little Red Riding Hood was wrong - at least according to the owner of the Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Florida, where for a $25 fee, humans get to hang out with a pack of wild dogs.

08Aug2014
September Brings New Fiscal Rules for Buying or Selling Real Estate in Mexico

Timothy Real Estate Group

Regardless of nationality, a new resolution that will go into effect on September 1st, will affect all buyers and sellers of real property in Mexico. Here's how.

07Aug2014
Escape to Nature in Mexico's Sian Ka'an Reserve

SFGate

Over the years, the Sian Ka'an reserve has grown to 1.3 million acres and benefactors from small hotels to government agencies and multi-national corporations are helping conserve and expand the reserve with funds, educational involvement and other support.

10Jul2014
Mexico President Pena Nieto Launches New Forest Reforestation Campaign

The News

President Enrique Pena Nieto has said that one of the ways that Mexico will be combating deforestation is through sowing 190 million new plants.

19Jun2014
Mexico City Roof Gardens Take Root to Combat Smog

CNN

In one of the world's biggest and most polluted cities, rooftop gardens are springing up in an effort to battle the smog, part of an initiative driven by the city's government.

23Apr2014
The Beautiful Reason You Should Plant Milkweed

Mother Nature Network

It may take a grassroots gardening effort to bring migrating monarch butterfly populations back from the brink of danger. Now’s your chance: Plant milkweed.

13Apr2014
Butterfly Species Once Threatened by Climate Change Adapts to New Habitat

The Guardian

A butterfly species whose population collapsed because of climate change and habitat loss has defied predictions of extinction to rapidly move to cooler climes and change its food plant.

06Mar2014
Mayan Women Work to Save Native Bees of Mexico

Wired

A group of indigenous women are challenging ancient social norms in order to preserve an endangered species: the stingless bee known as Melipona Beecheii.

25Feb2014
Great News for Trees - Google Is Everywhere

TakePart

In an attempt to curtail illegal logging, Google has partnered with several environmental organizations to create Global Forest Watch, an interactive online tool that sends out alerts when something’s suspect in the leafier parts of the world.

26Dec2013
Changing Environment Means Fewer Monarch Butterflies Are Becoming 'Snowbirds'

PBS NewsHour

Monarch butterflies migrate to warmer regions each winter, but in recent years Mexico has seen far fewer monarch arrivals. Environmental changes have eliminated the butterflies' sources of food and shelter along the way.

17Dec2013
Green: Not Just the Color of Mexico's Christmas Trees

Reuters

On the outskirts of Mexico City, at a plantation called El Pinar de la CIMA, people are finding truly "green" Christmas trees. That is, trees that are part of a multi-decade government conservation program.

22Nov2013
Watch Earth's Forests Disappear Before Your Eyes

TakePart

Want to see exactly how awful deforestation really is? You actually do - because this video is as mesmerizing to watch as it is alarming to comprehend.

05Nov2013
GM Mexico Improves Environment One Tree at a Time

GM Mexico

Four facilities in Mexico demonstrated their commitment by organizing several tree planting events in 2013 where more than 8,000 trees have been planted by GM employees.

11Sep2013
Scientists: If You Want to Conserve Biodiversity, Protect Latin America

Inter Press Service

A team of scientists who analyzed the richness of plant species around the world concluded that the ecosystems in need of immediate protection in order to meet 2020 conservation goals are largely concentrated in Latin America.

12Jun2013
Green Growth: Mexico President Unveils National Climate Change Strategy

SustainableBusiness.com

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has unveiled a National Climate Change Strategy that he says will lead to "green growth" in the country.

21Apr2013
Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

EarthDay.org

Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

19Sep2012
Celebrate Sustainability During Follow the Frog Week

Rainforest Alliance

To let consumers know how they can support a healthier future for people and the planet, the Rainforest Alliance has launched its second annual week-long campaign that encourages individuals and businesses to celebrate sustainability by taking even one small step toward a more sustainable lifestyle.


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