Vallarta Botanical Garden Wins 3rd Place in the 10 Best Gardens of North America 2022
The Vallarta Botanical Garden placed third in the contest for the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in North America 2022, which is carried out by USA Today. Once again, this venue is the only garden outside the United States to appear in the prestigious list.
This is the top ten:
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Coral Gables, Florida
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Vallarta Botanical Gardens – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Huntsville Botanical Garden – Huntsville, Alabama
- The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens – Palm Desert, California
- Brookgreen Gardens – Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
- Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix, Arizona
- Mt. Cuba Center – Hockessin, Delaware
- Biltmore Garden & Grounds – Asheville, North Carolina
- Portland Japanese Garden – Portland, Oregon
The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 with the mission of reproducing, studying, discovering, conserving, and exhibiting native plants of Mexico and the rest of the world.
This natural space is home to a vast diversity of Mexican plant species, including the most visited public collection of orchids in Mexico.
The garden contains four greenhouses displaying local and exotic flowers from around the world as well as vanilla, chocolate and coffee; there is a museum, a rock collection and a population of hummingbirds and other birds.
Previously, the Vallarta Botanical Garden has appeared in the Top 10 Best Botanical Gardens in North America in the 2018, 2019 and 2021 editions.