Placed in fourth, The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is the first garden outside of the United States to place in the Readers’ Choice 2018 Best list for Botanical Gardens.
The director of the Tourism Trust, Javier Aranda Pedrero, said: “We are proud of the work that has been done in the Botanical Garden of Vallarta, its organization and its great variety of flora and fauna. We congratulate you for being recognized as one of the best botanical gardens in America, which makes them a powerful attraction of this destination. ”
He explained that the garden adds to a large number of tourist attractions that Vallarta has, such as the route through the El Salado stream and the activities at the Los Arcos National Marine Park.
A panel of experts including Cindy Brockway (The Trustees), Mommy Nearest, Kyle McCarthy (Family Travel Forum), Eileen Ogintz (Taking the kids), Abby Meyer (Botanical Gardens Conservation International) and Katy Moss Warner (American Horticultural Society) , selected the top 20 of botanical gardens; subsequently the 10 finalists were determined by popular vote on the site of 10Best.
The list is made up of the Missouri Botanical Garden in the third place; the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum of Chaska, Minnesota, in second, and the first place went to the Longwood Gardens located in Kennett Square, in Pennsylvania.
“It is a true honor and privilege to be part of this distinction that could only be possible with the support of our community,” said Bob Price, founder and curator of the Botanical Garden of Puerto Vallarta. “This place is young and small, but it has a great and growing impact that does not go unnoticed.”