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Viveros de Coyoacán National Park

ATTRACTIONS · Outdoors, Fun & excitement
Free

classification

National parks, Places for running

schedule

Mon
06:00-18:00
Today
06:00-18:00
Wed
06:00-18:00
Thu
06:00-18:00
Fri
06:00-18:00
Sat
06:00-18:00
Sun
06:00-18:00

How to get

Av. Progreso #1, Col. Del Carmen. 04100, Coyoacán

in detail

It is popularly known as Viveros de Coyoacán. Local residents and neighbours come here for running, strolling, practising karate and bullfighting, doing yoga or mediation, reading and other recreational and cultural activities. It is also common to see children laughing and enjoying nature.

It currently spans over 39 hectares where pine, oak, cedar, sweet gum, jacaranda, privet, grevillea and other trees grow; also fruit trees such as apple, quince, pear and hawthorn, among others. In addition, every year several exhibitions are held that serve both as a competition and sale of flowers. The first exhibition takes place during the second half of February and is dedicated to the azalea; the second is in May and is dedicated to the rose; the third, occurs during the first half of August with dahlias; the fourth is devoted to the arrangements and specimen plants during the first half of October; and finally, in December, it is dedicated to nativity scenes decorated with plants.

Plants are grown here, which are subsequently planted in reforestation projects in the greater Mexico City metro area. Its history dates back to 1901 when Miguel Angel de Quevedo, an engineer and Mexican researcher, donated an acre of the Panzacola ranch to be used as the nursery. With the help of Finance Secretary, Jose Ives Limantour, and President Porfirio Díaz, this place became the first Mexican forest nursery.

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