Another reason to visit Vallarta! The Flower and Garden Show at the Botanical Gardens

Need an excuse to visit Vallarta? Already here and wonder what’s going on in the area? Here’s a great idea: If you haven’t been to Vallarta’s Botanical Gardens, you must go as this has become one of Vallarta’s most cherished attractions. The Botanical Gardens are located at Km. 24 marker, approximately 30 mins south of Puerto vallarta. on the scenic, historic “Carretera to Barra de Navidad” highway 200, the only road that goes south of PV.

You can arrive by bus by catching the bus to “El Tuito” at the corner of Carranzas and Aguacate street, in the Romantic Zone which leaves every half hour or so. This bus will return you to PV . Bus fare is 15 pesos each way. A taxi ride is about $20 US each way(From Old town Puerto Vallarta). Tell the driver you are going to the Botanical Gardens and after you pass thru Boca Tomatlan, keep watching for it on the right about 5 mins later. From the bus, its an easy 3 min stroll into the garden. Watch the traffic carefully when crossing the highway on the return (you’ll need to cross to catch the bus). You can flag down just about any thru bus and they’ll charge you about the same as the public bus (and you might get a much more comfortable seat).

SCHEDULE OF DEMONSTRATIONS during FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

Tuesday, February 24

2pm – Charlotte Semple of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates

4pm – Pasqual, the basketmaker “Basket-weaving Demonstration”

Wednesday, February 25

2pm – TJ Hartung of Vallarta Orchid Society “Orchids, Myths & Facts”

4pm – Pasqual, the basketmaker “Basket-weaving Demonstration”

Thursday, February 26

2pm – Sergio Alpenia of Archie’s Wok “Growing Orchids in your Home”

4pm – Jesus Mendez Luna, ND “Iris Diagnostico and Natural Medicine”

Friday, February 27

2pm – Thomas Burris of Superior Coffee “Local Coffee”

4pm – Maripepa González of Florart “Basics of Flower Arrangement”

Saturday, February 28

2pm – Rick Hepting of XPlanta Nursery and www.pvscene.com “Medicinal & Shamanic Plants of Mexico”

4pm – Maripepa González of Florart “Basics of Flower Arrangement”

Sunday, March 1

2pm – Robert Price, Curator of Vallarta Botanical Gardens “Basics of Landscaping”

4pm – Pascual, the basketmaker “Basket-weaving Demonstration”

Vallarta Botanical Gardens is located 30 minutes south of Old Town on Carretera 200 at Km 24. Buses depart from Aguacate & Carranza every half hour. Entrance fee to the Botanical Gardens is $50 pesos for the whole day. The Flower & Garden Show, held in the hacienda, is free. Tel: 223-6182 http://www.vallartabotanicalgardensac.com/