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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkNews from Around Banderas Bay | August 2009 

Puerto Vallarta: Bougainvillea City
email this pageprint this pageemail usRobert Price - PVNN
August 26, 2009

For more information, call the Vallarta Botanical Gardens at (322) 223-6182 or email Bob Price at bobinpvmex(at)
Vallarta Botanical Gardens, in cooperation with the Puerto Vallarta Department of Parques y Jardines, has embarked on an ambitious new project called Ciudad de las Bugambilias to beautify our city. Between now and November 1st, 5000 new Bougainvillea plants will be installed in the city's median strips, traffic islands and city parks.

The public is invited to join this ambitious civic initiative by purchasing bougainvilleas at a mere $16 pesos per plant. Groups of 100 plants can be donated for $1600 pesos or smaller increments. The names of those donating will appear on a plaque commemorating this important project.

Donations can be made by credit card via PayPal on the Vallarta Botanical Gardens website, by calling the Botanical Gardens at (322) 223-6182 or by emailing Bob Price at bobinpvmex(at) Funds have already been raised for the first 1,000 plants.

The idea for Ciudad de las Bugambilias, or Bougainvillea City, is based on creating an annual festival in PV similar to the Cherry Blossom Festivals held annually in Washington, DC, and Vancouver, BC. Cherry Blossom Festivals attract thousands of visitors from around the world, and the beauty of bougainvilleas could generate the same interest for Vallarta.

When you see the new bougainvilleas being planted around our city, remember the success of this project depends on people like you who love Vallarta and wish to give something back to the city. Join the initiative by donating!

Vallarta Botanical Gardens is located 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200. For more information, call (322) 223-2678 or visit

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