The 50 mile bouquet - Debra Prinzing at the Bloedel Reserve

This coming Sunday Seattle based writer Debra Prinzing, author of The 50 Mile Bouquet will be at The The Bloedel Reserve. Debra will be presenting a lecture and book signing from 4:30 - 5:30 with light refreshments. A pre-registration /fee required. The photography by David E Perry is dreamy!

Photography workshop - Photographer David E Perry at the Bloedel Reserve

At the Blodel Reserve on Monday, photographer David E. Perry will be teaching a garden photography workshop....sadly it now is SOLD OUT but you can contact David to be notified of future workshops. Be sure to check out his blog - A Photograher's Garden Blog.


los jardines botanicos - the botanical gardens of puerto vallarta

Along the palms to pines highway sits los jardines botanicos - the botanical gardens of Puerto Vallarta - a nature lovers paradise, that makes a delightful outing for an afternoon. Just  30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta - amidst enchanting mountain scenery. The gardens 20 acres are filled with trails and flowering plants as well as one of the most visited collections of orchids in the country of Mexico.

Part of our entry fee included a complimentary beverage - a lovely and refreshing hibiscus cooler..... much appreciated after wandering through the grounds.  Hacienda De Oro - the on site restaurant which is engulfed in cascades of bougainvillea, is a pleasant place to enjoy some good food and views of the grounds and surrounding hillside. You can shop for plants at the nursery and the gift shop is filled with some unique botanical related items. At the time of our visit the gardens were hosting a bird watching event - so thrilling to spot birds in every color of the rainbow. A very unique environment and a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon.

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