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Vallarta Botanical Garden Orchid & Plant Talks Continue

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Get ready for a captivating journey through the world of orchids and plants as Vallarta Botanical Garden hosts a series of engaging talks in January and February. Whether you’re an orchid enthusiast or a nature lover, these presentations are not to be missed.

Orchids – Here, There, Everywhere

Starting on January 8, 2024, at 11 AM, T.J. Hartung, President of the Vallarta Orchid Society, will kick off the series with “Orchids of Mexico.” Delve into the incredible diversity of Mexican orchids, showcasing the stunning variety these blooms offer. Then, on January 22, discover “Vanilla – Mexico’s Gift.” Explore the history and various uses of this remarkable plant.

The orchid festivities continue in February. On February 5, test your orchid knowledge with “Orchid Trivia” and see how much you really know about these captivating flowers. Then, on February 19, prepare to be delighted with “Fragrant Orchids,” a presentation that will introduce you to the delightful world of orchid aromas.

All talks in the “Orchids – Here, There, Everywhere” series are presented by T.J. Hartung, a registered speaker with the American Orchid Society and the Canadian Orchid Congress. These talks are not only captivating but also FREE, offering a wealth of interesting information.

The venue for these talks is the Vallarta Botanical Garden office in Zona Romantica, I.L. Vallarta 399, which is conveniently located just half a block south of Basilio Badillo.

The Power of Plants

In addition to the orchid series, Sandra Cesca, author of Tropical Plants of Vallarta and an expert in botany, will present the “Power of Plants” series, commencing on January 15 with “What’s in a Name?” Gain insight into the difference between the Aztec and Linnaeus plant classifications. On January 29, we’ll explore Mexican Culinary Herbs.

In February, she will host a talk on “Mexican Medicinal Herbs” on February 12. With a background in botany and higher education, Cesca promises an illuminating perspective on this subject. Then, on February 26, you’ll gain insight into the communication methods of plants in Sandra’s presentation, “Flower Power: What Do Plants Tell Us?”

As with the orchid talks, all “Power of Plants” presentations are FREE and designed to be both engaging and informative. These events will also take place at the Vallarta Botanical Garden office in Zona Romantica, I.L. Vallarta 399, half a block south of Basilio Badillo.

If the January and February talks are well-received, both series are expected to continue into March, offering even more opportunities to explore the fascinating world of orchids and plants.

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 79 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 $300 pesos. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.

Click HERE to learn more about Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

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