Jardines de México
On our most recent trip to Mexico while visiting my dad’s home state of Morelos, we decided to visit Jardines de México. Did you know that it is the largest floral park in the world? In the world! Saying it’s beautiful is an understatement. It opened about 3 years ago and is located about 35 minutes south of Cuernavaca and very close to Tequesquitengo in the state of Morelos. It is the size of about 4 football fields and is comprised of 7 different gardens or areas which means it can take a few hours to see the whole place should you decide to do so. We actually didn’t get to see everything but we did see most of it.
The views are unreal of both the gardens and of Morelos, and these pictures don’t reflect their real beauty. It’s definitely worth a visit even if it does get hot and humid; remember it is a garden after all.
Views of Morelos
Abanico de Flores
The Jardín Italiano is definitely my favorite one but all of the gardens are just as beautiful. There is also a restaurant – Dalia – on premises that offers Mexican cuisine. Accessing the restaurant is free so you don’t need to purchase an entrance to the gardens in order to dine at the restaurant, but it does offer a beautiful view of one of the gardens.
Few things to know before going: The area does tend to get pretty hot year round so make sure to wear sunscreen and take an umbrella if possible to shade yourself from the sun should it get too hot. They do have refreshments and water so remember to hydrate as well. Also wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothes since it does tend to get very hot and humid. Also, because you will be in a garden for hours, make sure to wear insect repellent. The cost is relatively inexpensive for those of us who live in the USA although it can be considered pricey for the average Mexican. It’s $275 Mexican pesos which when exchanged into American dollars averages $15 give or take depending on how much the Mexican peso is at the moment of purchase. It is definitely worth the price since you can be there for hours; we spent about 3-4 hours there. It doesn’t require too much walking and don’t worry if you can’t walk much either since they have a sort of trolley that will drive you from garden to garden; great choice when it gets too hot, too!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures and if you’re ever in the area, you visit it. Many times we fail to realize the beauty that exists in our own countries (including the USA) or even nearby and never visit them. My aim with my travel posts is to show you the beauty of Mexico many of you don’t see, which is why when I found this hidden gem, I knew I had to share it with you.
Here is a video recap of my visit!
Stay tuned for more posts from my trip to Mexico!