I take trips to the extraordinary Vallarta Jardín Botánico often. It is a favorite place to stimulate my creativity. I am not alone. USA Today named it one of its Readers’ Choice “10 Best” Gardens in North America. I visit seasonally for inspiration.
The orchid pavilion is masterful. So many varieties and unusual specimens. There is a small vanilla orchid plantation. The smell is intoxicating. Be sure to stay for lunch at the wonderful restaurant and bring home a bottle of vanilla extract, made from their own orchids.