About Us

Our Mission

“To create Mexico´s foremost botanical garden for the propagation, study, discovery, conservation, and display of Mexican native plants for the enjoyment of Puerto Vallarta´s residents and our visitors.”

It is our hope that you will enjoy learning about and seeing Mexican orchids and other native plant here at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Many of the orchids you see here were grown in our in vitro propagation lab. You are invited to view the in vitro lab in the Native Plant house through our viewing window.

Our Vision

The creation of Vallarta Botanical Gardens has provided an unprecedented opportunity for our community to share the wonder of the vast diversity of Mexico’s plant species with the world. We have assembled botanical collections in a safe environment with viewing trails and have already built the most-visited public collection of orchids in the country of Mexico.

Board of Directors and Friends of VBG

Robert Price

Founder & Curator
Naturalist & Garden Advocate

Jesus Reyes

Co-Founder.
General Manager at Vallarta Botanical Gardens AC

Ralph Osborne

Retired
Garden Advocate

Mike Trumbold

Retired
Garden Advocate

Ellen Zagory

Director of Horticulture,
UC Davis Arboretum.
Treasurer of “Friends of VBGAC”
Manages donations and dispersals.
Garden Advocate

T.J. Hartung

President of Vallarta
Orchid Society
Garden Advocate

Pam Grissom

Philanthropist & Fundraiser
Garden Advocate

Georgia Darehshori

Philanthropist & Fundraiser
Owner of Casa Karma
Boutique Hotel
Garden Advocate

Carl Timothy

Real Estate Developer
Garden Advocate

As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens relies on the contributions of our members and donors to sustain this natural sanctuary, continue much needed conservation projects, and further our outreach to the Puerto Vallarta region’s community. There are many ways to support the Garden, including donating funds, purchasing a membership or a tile, or joining the team as a volunteer. Donations help support our educational programs, environmental awareness in the community, and much more.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Ignacio L. Vallarta 399,
Local A, Colonia Emiliano Zapata,
C.P. 48380,
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
+52 (322) 688 6206
info@vbgardens.org