Dear Friends of the Garden,
Mexico leads the world in cactus and agave diversity and is home to a wealth of other succulents. The state of Jalisco is home to a vast number of these incredible plants. Upon successful completion of the Cactus and Succulent Plant Project, we will cultivate these plants to their full potential to create inspirational displays for our visitors to enjoy.
In late 2016 the Vallarta Botanical Garden received a grant of $15,000 USD from the Stanely Smith Horticultural Trust (SSHT) to begin this project. Since then, the scope and grandeur of the project have grown with our vision for what we can do in this area.
We invite you to join us as one of the first visionary contributors toward the Cactus and Succulent Plant Project. Your tax-deductible gift will create a legacy of cactus and succulent plant cultivation and display at the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Together we will also create a powerful Curator’s Corner new attraction for our visitors.
We at the Vallarta Botanical Garden are not just plant lovers, but also wildly passionate about nature in general. The Leaflet reflects this broad interest and appreciation with a range of articles from forest and garden to local wildlife, including our popular Mexican Bird of the Month feature by Greg R. Homel, and even occasional articles about marine life - we are, after all, in one of Mexico’s favorite beach destinations! Visit the Garden’ Hacienda de Oro Restaurant for authentic Mexican food and brick-oven pizza. Hike the Garden’ nature trails and bask in tropical mountain scenery. Experience the very best of Vallarta!
The entry fee for the Garden is 150 MXN per person. Children 4 and under admitted free of charge when accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian. We remain one of the best vacation values in the entire Puerto Vallarta region and one of the most popular - currently ranked as the #3 “Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta”!
Wheelchair accessible parts of the Garden include the Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants, the lower floors of the Hacienda de Oro Visitor Center (including areas with restaurant service), restrooms, the Holstein Tropical House, and the Daneri Vireya Rhododendron House as well as several trails linking these areas. No wheelchairs for loan or rent.
Pets are welcome when kept on leash in their owner’s control and their waste is picked up immediately. Extra fee of 50 pesos per pet applies.
The Garden is located about a 30-minute drive south of Old Town PV, on Carretera a Barra Navidad at km 24, just past Las Juntas y Los Veranos, all easily accessible by public transportation. Telephone is (322) 223-6182. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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