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Vallarta Botanical Garden

"...all the beauty that Nature has to offer"


Vallarta Botanical Garden• Carretera Puerto Vallarta a Barra de Navidad Km. 24 • Tel: (322) 223-6182
Email: info(at)vbgardens.org • Website: vbgardens.orgFacebookMap

Since opening the Garden’s gates in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won international accolades as a not-to-be missed highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Recommended by Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Fodor’s Travel Guides, Vallarta Botanical Garden is 74 acres of highland mountain splendor, just 30 minutes south of Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

At Vallarta Botanical Garden, hundreds of collections of native tropical plants such as orchids, anthuriums, agaves as well as colorful flowering trees are to be found on meandering jungle pathways. Explore the Orchid Conservatory to learn the story about the native vanilla orchid, cacao (the chocolate plant), and coffee.

Swimming amongst the giant boulders in the crystalline spring-fed river within the garden ground is an unforgettable experience. See a real Mexican country kitchen where handmade tortillas are prepared in the traditional way to be served to you in the Garden’s famous Hacienda de Oro Restaurant. A day’s worth of activities for just $200 pesos entrance fee, your best vacation value.

Open daily from 9 am to 6:00 pm (closed Mondays from April through November), Vallarta Botanical Garden is located 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit vbgardens.org.

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Vallarta Botanical Garden Wins Garden Excellence Award

At the American Public Gardens Association Conference, held June 19-24 in Portland, Oregon, Vallarta Botanical Garden won the 2022 Garden Excellence Award, making it the first garden outside of the U.S. to ever receive this prestigious recognition in the history of the Association.

Hummingbird Week at Vallarta Botanical Garden June 14-18

If you've never been to Puerto Vallarta in the Spring, one thing that you've missed is the major influx of Hummingbirds to the area. June 14-18, Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate Hummingbird Week, a great opportunity for nature lovers of all ages to see, and learn about, these amazing birds and the Gardens that host them.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Among North America’s 10 Best

Since its opening in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won numerous awards, and now, for the fourth time, it has placed on USA Today's 2022 '10 Best' list of public gardens and arboretums in North America. This year the VBG came in third, the highest it has ever placed.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Establishes Ocelot Sanctuary

As part of its Conservation in Action Campaign, Vallarta Botanical Garden is announcing the establishment of the world's first Ocelot Sanctuary (Santuario de los Ocelotes) on 85 hectares of densely forested land just south of the Garden in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The goal is to raise awareness of this endangered cat and the importance of habitat continuity.

Mexican Fiesta at Vallarta Botanical Garden on May 8

Mexican culture, customs, music, food, and fun await you at the Vallarta Botanical Garden on Sunday, May 8 from 9 am to 5 pm. The VBG's Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best. Come in traditional Mexican dress for your chance to win an Annual Membership to the Garden.

VBG Nominated for USA Today’s ’10 Best Gardens’ List

Since its opening in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won numerous international awards, and now they have once again been nominated by a panel of experts to compete against 20 of the best gardens in North America for a spot on USA Today's '10 Best' list for 2022.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Membership Appreciation Day

The Vallarta Botanical Garden is celebrating our members for their support of the Garden on Friday, February 18, 2022. Please join us for a delicious lunch buffet, refreshments and entertainment. If your membership has expired and you wish to renew or upgrade your membership, this event provides the perfect opportunity.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Bird and Nature Festival, Feb 25-27

Vallarta Botanical Garden has celebrated Mexican wildlife, its diversity, and its most prided flora species and birds with the remarkably successful Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival, attracting crowds of visitors and raising awareness regarding the importance of wildlife preservation. This year's Festival will be held February 25-27th.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Chocolate & Vanilla Festival

On January 23, 2022, Vallarta Botanical Garden will host a Festival celebrating two important plant species native to the rain forests of Mexico - Chocolate and Vanilla - and everyone is invited! Make plans now to come out and enjoy tastings, live music, Folkloric Dance and more from 12 noon until 5:00 pm.

Noche de Los Muertos at the Vallarta Botanical Garden

On November 2, Vallarta Botanical Garden will host 'Noche de Los Muertos,' a party to celebrate Garden members. The evening includes the inauguration of the 'Los Angelitos de Mexico' art exhibit by David Allen Burns and Austin Young, a prehispanic dance show, a day of the dead altar, and an open bar with dinner.