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VBG Conservatory of Mexican Orchids Grand Opening

December 6, 2014

The Conservatory of Mexican Orchids at Vallarta Botanical Gardens will house more than 200 species of orchids found in Mexico, and a laboratory for the insemination and reproduction of these flowers.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - The long-awaited Grand Opening of the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids and Native Plants will be celebrated with a week-long festival at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens from December 6-13, 2014.

The festivities start with a ribbon cutting ceremonies at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 6 at the Jardin de Botánico de Vallarta, and a host of activities to delight cultural and botanical explorers of all ages are scheduled for each day of the opening week.

Vallarta Orchid Conservatory Grand Opening Activities:

Saturday, December 6, 1 pm: Ribbon Cutting followed by Mariachi and Folkloric Dance
Sunday, 2 pm: Mexican-American artist Esperanza Gama "Inspiration of Mexican Orchids"
Monday, 2 pm: "Botanical Exploration: Orchids of Vallarta's Cloud Forests" with Bob Price
Tuesday, 2 pm: Meet the artist Esperanza Gama "Biodiversity in Art"
Wednesday, 2 pm: Lecture by T.J. Hartung "The History of Vanilla"
Thursday, 2 pm: Performances by Vallarta musicians Bob Bruneau and Joan Houst
Friday, 2 pm: Meet the artist Esperanza Gama "Amate paper as a magical canvas"
Saturday, 2 pm: Performances by popular Tepic contra-tenor Gabriel Delgadillo

Bob Price, curator and founder of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a founding member of the Vallarta Garden Club. He will also be the speaker at our December 18th meeting (11:00 a.m. at No Way José!, 5 de Febrero in the Zona Romantica.) The topic? Orchids!

We're so lucky to have this world-class facility here in Puerto Vallarta! Let's all celebrate with a visit to the Gardens this week.


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.