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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.

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Vallarta Botanical Garden Director Wins 2024 Marsh Award

Jesús Reyes García, Director of Vallarta Botanical Garden, has been honored with the 2024 Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation. This prestigious award, given by Botanic Gardens Conservation International and The Marsh Charitable Trust, recognizes Jesús’s outstanding contributions to plant conservation in Mexico.

Children’s Day Celebration at Vallarta Botanical Garden

Celebrate Children's Day at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Fun awaits nature enthusiasts of all ages on Sunday, April 28th: birdwatching, costume contest, stories, & eco-film screenings. Kids get 50% off, free entry in eco-costumes! Come out to The Garden for a day of family fun in a beautiful setting.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Bird and Nature Festival

Come out to the Vallarta Botanical Garden on Sunday, February 25th for the 2024 Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival, a day filled with fun and educational activities, guided bird tours, and a joyful celebration of Mexico's rich birdlife and the beauty of nature.

Botanical Garden Chocolate, Coffee & Vanilla Festival

On January 13, 2024, Vallarta Botanical Garden will host a Festival celebrating three treasures deeply woven into Mexico's heritage: chocolate, vanilla, and coffee! Come enjoy tastings, live music, Pre-Hispanic Dance and more from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Orchid & Plant Talks Continue

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.

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.