Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - For the second year in a row, our beautiful Vallarta Botanical Garden (VBG) has been nominated by a panel of experts to compete against 20 of the best public gardens and arboretums in North America for a spot on USA Today's '10 Best' list for 2019.
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A not-for-profit organization started in 2004 with the mission to propagate, study, discover, conserve and display native plants from Mexico and from around the world, the Vallarta Botanical Garden sits on 64 acres of land and is home to a vast diversity of Mexican plant species, including the most visited public collection of orchids in Mexico.
The VBG also boasts four conservatories showcasing local and exotic flowers from all over the world, plus vanilla, chocolate and coffee plantations; a museum; a rock collection; and a large population of hummingbirds, Military Macaws, and many other species of wild birds.
The VBG also hosts a variety of family-friendly community events that aim to educate Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors on the importance of environmental stewardship and appreciation for our natural wonders.
As the Banderas Bay region's most popular living museum, last year, adoring fans voted the VBG into 4th place in USA Today's '10 Best Botanical Gardens in North American' contest, but this year, we are going for The Gold!
You can help us promote the spectacular Garden in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by Clicking HERE to vote for Vallarta Botanical Garden on USA Today's '10 Best Gardens in North America' list for 2019.
Votes may be submitted once a day, every day, until the polls close on Monday, April 22 at noon ET. The winners, chosen by you, will be announced on Friday, May 3.Visit the internationally famous Vallarta Botanical Garden located just 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200 and easily accessible by public transportation and taxi. This 64 acre wildlife preserve and botanical garden have something fun for everyone. Over 200 species of birds have been observed on the Garden's grounds. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit for a refreshing dip in the jungle river. See plantings of vanilla, chocolate, and hundreds of other botanical delights! Authentic Mexican Cuisine is served in the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant from 10 am to 5 pm. The Garden is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays from April 1 to December 1). Garden admission is just $200 pesos. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.
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