Vallarta Botanical Garden Wins Fourth Place in North America’s Top 10 Gardens 2021
The Vallarta Botanical Garden placed fourth in the 2021 North America’s Top 10 Botanic Gardens competition, hosted by USA Today. Again, the Vallarta Garden is the only garden outside the United States to make the prestigious list.
The top ten are led by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida, followed by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in third place is the Botanical Cactus Garden in Henderson Nevada, and then the Vallarta Botanical Gardens.
With a daily circulation of nearly a million copies and an even larger digital distribution, USA Today has a distribution comparable to that of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, said Robert Price, director of the Vallarta Botanical Garden, commenting on the importance of the medium leading the investigation of the gardens.
Before the summer, and with the resumption of flights from the United States, and the announcement of new ones, this result adds a lot of value, since each year thousands of North Americans are attracted to this type of natural park.
With a tropical location at almost the same latitude as Hawaii, the plants of Puerto Vallarta thrive naturally. However, under the care of a dedicated team, these are pampered to their full potential and displayed in the landscape for maximum drama, and the results are astounding.
Participating in this international competition is not only important for the Vallarta Botanical Garden, but also for the entire destination since Puerto Vallarta is a big attraction for many travelers, said Luis Villaseñor, acting director of the Trust for Tourism Promotion and Advertising from Puerto Vallarta.
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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.
This natural space is home to a great diversity of Mexican plant species, including Mexico’s most visited public orchid collection.
The garden contains four greenhouses displaying 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.