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Mexican Orchids Conservatory Dedication Ceremony

July 7, 2014

On July 26, the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids entryway will be dedicated in memory of Roberto González Tamayo, whose field research resulted in the discovery of orchid species endemic to Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Vallarta Botanical Gardens invite you to join them on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 in celebrating the life of the distinguished Mexican botanist and orchid researcher, Roberto González Tamayo, and the dedication of the stairway to the new Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids in his memory.

Roberto González Tamayo (1945-2014), dedicated much of his life as a professor with the University of Guadalajara's Institute of Botany. His fieldwork resulted in the discovery of several new species, especially in the orchid family, and content in several scholarly and popular publications.

On July 26th at 12 noon, family, friends, and colleagues of Ingeniero González will join us in dedicating the grand entry stairway to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens' new Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, which is scheduled for completion later this month.

A hand painted memorial tile will be installed and words will be shared in respect and celebration of Ingeniero González' life and the significance of Mexican orchids and the importance of their conservation and public display.

Complimentary punch and cookies will be served following this event and entry is free to those who bring a printed entry ticket, which can be obtained online at botanical.interticket.com with the following coupon code: 26jul14gonz. This offer is available until the afternoon of July 25th.

For more information, please contact Linda Asencio at educadorambiental(at)vbgardens.org, or (322) 223-6182.


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.