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.
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