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Vallarta Botanical Gardens' Orchid Conservatory Update

January 28, 2014

The completion of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens' orchid conservatory, which will house the largest collection of native Mexican Orchids on public display in the country, is tentatively scheduled for 2014.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Vallarta Botanical Gardens is proud to announce that we have successfully reached the full matching gift offer of $100,000 USD for the 2013 phase of the capital campaign for the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids and now have a total of $200,000 USD (approx 2.5 million pesos) to complete Phase I of the construction.

Another $50,000 in matching funds has now been extended until the end of April 2014, and we are again reaching out to the generosity of our Vallarta community to contribute as we work towards the next milestone of this fundraiser, which will bring us close to the total project goal of 4.4 million pesos (about $350,000 USD.)

Public gardens bring beauty and pride to their communities and are considered places of culture and inspiration. Operating without the direct government funding that many of the other TOP 10 Gardens in North America Worth Traveling For receive, Vallarta Botanical Gardens thanks our members and donors for allowing us to continue our mission: "to create Mexico’s foremost botanical garden for the discovery, study, propagation, conservation and display of native and exotic plants for the enjoyment of Puerto Vallarta’s residents and our visitors."

As a living classroom and tourism generator for our region, the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids will create a legacy for the future. We are confident that our new orchid conservatory will also become a "must-visit" destination for our region and that our excellence in plant care and display will ensure that it teems with the best examples of the exquisite natural beauty of Mexico.

This conservatory is sure to build added value into Vallarta as a tourism generator, maintaining and even strengthening the backbone of our local economy. For these reasons we feel that this project means more than just plants - it will also be of great benefit to the people of our community.

Your donation can help ensure that this project will become a reality in 2014. Please consider what the Vallarta Botanical Gardens means to you and to Vallarta and make your donation online at vbgardens.org TODAY!

For more information, visit the VBG's Conservatory Page. Downloadable resources include a printable orchid conservatory brochure and to-scale site plans. We hope exploring these resources entices you to join us in the excitement of this important campaign.


Located 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200, Vallarta Botanical Gardens offer something to keep every age group happy; from a Rose Garden for the romantic to jungle trails for the adventurous and a Carnivorous Plants area for the younger generation! The Botanical Gardens' vibrant and elegant settings also offer the perfect venue for weddings and special occasions. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.

Click HERE to learn more about Vallarta Botanical Gardens.