December 8, 2018.
In our last post we were tooling down the Mexican mainland coast of the Sea of Cortez. We took a break from the beaches to head inland from Topolobampo to Culiacán, where we wanted to see the Botanical Gardens. After spending a night in the Tres Rios hotel parking lot, we visited the gardens.
In 1986 the city dedicated this prime real estate to a place its residents could enjoy. Since then they have done their best to make this a world class botanical and sculpture garden. The climate here allows plants from rain forests to live beside desert plants. Many species have been imported from around the world.
Admission was cheap, so we decided to splurge and get the English audio tour as well. Total cost for both of us was $5.50 US. Hope you enjoy your virtual visit.
* As always, click on pics to enlarge into a slideshow.
10 thoughts on “Jardín Botánico Culiacán”
Looks like a fabulous garden. Ed would love it: so many interesting palms! It is very heartening to get this perspective on Mexican culture. Thanks: ? Meredith and Ed
Thanks. It was a lovely day. After being here for a while, I can tell you that they love their plants here. Large parks all have a variety of trees, palms, and other plants.!
Beautiful photos! Another site we must visit!
Really – what an amazing country. You guys might never be able to move on for all the wonderful stuff to visit and see here in Mexico!
Beautiful! Happy New Year!
Thank you Brenda. Hope you and your family are having a great new year too!
What a beautiful and peaceful place. I’d love to sit on one of the many benches and read a book. Great photos and visit. And, how did you remember all those names of the trees and plants? 🙂
Greg wrote this post and he has the much better memory than me! But mostly he got the names from a paper map that listed all the stops on our audio tour. Also, whenever there is a plaque or sign with information about something I take a picture of, I take a picture of that too.
We saw some people who looked like they were there just to read a book or hang out with a loved one – so you’d fit right in.
This place looks lovely! I think my favorite plants are the water lilies. I’ve always thought they were such magical plants. I imagine little fairies taking the lily pads out for sails when humans aren’t looking.
The water lilies were beautiful. If only humans could sail on water lilies – but I imagine we wouldn’t look nearly as cute as fairies.