Vallarta Botanical Garden named among the best in North America
For the third time, USA Today has selected the Vallarta Botanical Garden to compete as one of the most prestigious in North America.
The Vallarta Botanical Garden was ranked fourth on USA Today’s list of the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in North America in 2018, only after Longwood Gardens (Pennsylvania), Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Missouri Botanical Garden. It was the only garden outside of the United States to make the prestigious list.
Robert Price, curator and founder of the Vallarta Botanical Garden, said participating in this list has great positive effects on how the world views Puerto Vallarta and Mexico in general.
“It shows that we are a community that is home to a conservation oriented cultural and educational institution with international recognition; this is excellent news that deserves to be celebrated for Mexicans here and elsewhere ”.
The Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 with the mission of reproducing, studying, discovering, conserving and exhibiting plants native to Mexico and the rest of the world. It covers 32 hectares (79 acres) and is home to a great diversity of Mexican plant species, including the most visited public orchid collection in Mexico.
In addition, it contains four greenhouses featuring local and exotic flowers from around the world as well as vanilla, chocolate and coffee; there is a museum, a collection of rocks and a population of hummingbirds and other wild birds.
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