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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 $300 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.


Vallarta Botanical Gardens Need Your Support Today

On October 10, 2023, Lidia, a Category 4 hurricane, made a direct hit on the Vallarta Botanical Garden. The Garden's emergency fund covered the major repairs required after the storm tore off large sections of roofs, damaged horticultural exhibits, conservatories and mature trees. But now the exigencies fund need to be replenished.

A Thanksgiving Feast at the Vallarta Botanical Garden

Visiting the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a great way for families to spend quality time together, something that’s especially important on holidays. On Thursday, November 23, the Garden will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast, complemented by live music, from 12:00 until 5:00 pm – for just $49.95 USD per person.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Hosts Orchid and Plant Talks

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

Vallarta Botanical Garden Butterfly Week Sept 19-24

September is peak butterfly season in Puerto Vallarta, both in terms of sheer numbers and great diversity. From September 19-24, Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate Butterfly Week, a great opportunity for nature lovers to learn about these amazing creatures.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Now a Natural Protected Area

The Jalisco Secretariat of Environment has officially recognized the Vallarta Botanical Garden as a Natural Protected Area with the special designation of State Area Voluntarily Designated for Conservation, making it only the second of its kind in the state.

Summertime is a Great Time to Visit Vallarta Botanical Garden

The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a lush, verdant oasis just 30 south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. It is home to a wide variety of plants, from towering cacti to delicate orchids. Summer is a great time to visit the garden, as it is less crowded, and many of the plants are in full bloom.

Hummingbird Week at Vallarta Botanical Garden June 13-17

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 13-17, 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 Bird and Nature Festival, Feb 24-26

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Vallarta Bird Festival, set to take place February 24th-26th. Hosted by the Vallarta Botanical Garden, the festival honors the amazing diversity of birds and nature that exist in Mexico and, more specifically, in Puerto Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes and Bahía de Banderas.

Chocolate & Vanilla Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden

On January 27, 2023, 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! Come enjoy tastings, live music, Pre-Hispanic Dance and more from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

COP27: Groups Warn Risks of New Hydropower Dams – Waterkeeper

Vallarta Botanical Garden founder Robert Price shares the findings of the Rivers for Climate Coalition, a collective effort of environmental, indigenous, and human rights groups, who pointed out the immense loss and damage suffered by the more than half a billion people impacted and displaced by hydropower dams.