Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter

Local News & Events

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Happy New Year from the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

Matthias Vogt - Puerto Vallarta Garden Club
January 1, 2015

A very Happy New Year and thank you all for supporting so generously our cause.

Bob Price, Curator of the Botanical Gardens, was our featured guest speaker on December 18th, 2014. We met at !No Way Josè! for our regular third Thursday meeting. Bob spoke on the topic of orchids and the exciting new addition to the Gardens of the Orchid Pavilion. He brought a plant trivia quiz and prizes. Did you know that the official flower of Mexico is the dahlia? It SHOULD be the bougainvillea!

Bonnie Mott, President, explained our need to raise money for poles to support our growing bougainvillea and trees throughout town. When these went in the ground 2-4 years ago, they were self-supporting.  But we live in the glorious tropics where plants grow vigorously. Some of them have tipped over and broken. Preventive action is called for immediately. Installed, these poles are 1500 pesos apiece.  

Three generous members stepped up and bought a pole, but many more donors are needed. We received a promise of matching funds for these poles, so your gift is worth more than the face value. Please contact Bonnie Mott at, or Matthias Vogt, Treasurer at with your pledge and we will happily arrange to pick it up.  

Beautification of our city through plantings on the following streets is solely the project of PV Garden Club.  The city does not help; and we are NOT part of the Botanical Gardens. Our contributors paid for planting,  maintaining and watering all the bougainvillea and primavera trees on Basilio Badillo, Olas Altas, Pino Suarez, Ave. Vallarta, Insurgentes, Ave Mexico (from Leys south) and the streets adjacent to the Mercado.  

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.

Now is the time to solicit your friends and neighbors to join the club. Our award-winning restaurant, No Way Josè!, has offered a dinner for two at the restaurant for the member who generates the most new members before our next meeting January 15! Let Bonnie or Matthias know who you've recruited.

The Pier Street – Francisca Rodriguez, is now available for sponsorship tiles. 5200 pesos can buy a memorial tribute of your choosing.

By the way, on Sunday mornings, look for Babe the Blue Ox, our Watering Truck.  

Very cordially,

The entire board of the P.V. Garden Club

This content was submitted by a member of the community. We'd like to hear from you, too! To share stories, photos, video or events for our calendar, please send them here.

  Learn more about Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

  Learn more about Vallarta Botanical Gardens

  Check out Timothy Real Estate Group

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

   Stay Connected

    Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels

Feeding Mexico

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

2019 • m3 • this site is part of a charitable conspiracy