The Vallarta Botanical Garden received for the second consecutive occasion the distinction as one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For” as declared by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council. This award was presented today during the Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Vallarta Botanical Garden’s Operation’s Director, Jesús Reyes, was present at the Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto to accept this award in person. Jesús shared his heartfelt response in receipt of this recognition, “It’s a great privilege for the Vallarta Botanical Garden to hold this award once again. As a Mexican citizen from the Vallarta area, I hope this sends more Mexican nationals, especially local Vallartenses, to visit us. Sometimes we take for granted what is most important to us and this includes our local forests and the great diversity of amazing plants that they harbor. When we allow nature to inspire us we become its stewards and caretakers.”
Neil Gerlowski, the Vallarta Botanical Garden’s executive director, commented on this selection by saying, “On behalf of the Vallarta Botanical Garden’s staff, board, and volunteers, we are once again thrilled and honored to receive the distinction as one of the “Top 10 Gardens in North America Worth Traveling For” by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council. In a country with dozens of fantastic and unique garden experiences we are also humbled by this designation. Recognition such as this undoubtedly serves to bolster tourism to our region with an emphasis on gardening, beauty, and ecology thus providing incredible benefits to our community.”
The Vallarta Botanical Garden is celebrating 2015 as its 10th anniversary year. The garden remains open year-round from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm round with closures only on Mondays from April to November as well as Christmas and New Year’s Day. Garden entry is priced at just $80 pesos for adults and adolescents. Organized school visits are provided with courtesy entry with advanced reservations upon availability. Visit the Vallarta Botanical Garden, “Where Mexican plants meet the imagination.”
For more information please visit www.vbgardens.org