Thursday's Child: Vivero Ecologico La Gallina, Nicaragua

Thursday, April 25, 2013
We visited Vivero Ecologico La Gallina when we travelled to Nicaragua over the Christmas holidays.  This ecological nursery is located near the Masaya volcano, which is just south of Managua in one of the most fertile areas of the country.  We loved visiting this rural district for its beautiful scenery, local artisans, and impressive nursery.

Although the nursery is open to tourists, it primarily sells plants, plant products and accessories to Nicaraguans.  (As tourists, we weren't actually permitted to take plants out of the country.)  Farmers, townspeople and businesses all buy their decorative plants here.



The nursery specializes in native Nicaraguan plants, but carries some imports and a large number of grafted plants.  We loved the fresh scents of coriander and cinnamon, and were impressed by the jasmines, heliotropes, cacti and foliage of many kinds that covered several acres.









16 comments:

Belinda said...

Very cool - such unique greens!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So love all the flowers and plants. Wish we had this selection here. And I am so impressed with everywhere you've been.

Beth said...

Thanks, Natalie! We love to travel, and we've been so lucky to visit the places we've been.

Jemi Fraser said...

So unique! Love those pics. I wonder if they'd consider our maple trees and crocuses exotic? :)

Patty Price said...

I love checking out nurseries and gardens when I travel- this one looks so exotic! Thanks for sharing your pictures-sounds like a fun experience ;-)

Valerie said...

Such lush, beautiful, almost alien-like, flora! (It's a shame you couldn't stow away a few seedlings.) Nicaragua was featured on the Travel Channel a few years ago - I've been mesmerized ever since.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love nurseries when we were India got my mum in law a small plant and was amazed that they are all so similar all over the world :-)

yummychunklet said...

Very pretty flowers!

Jess said...

So lovely! And your daughter with that hat is a vision as well :)

lisa is cooking said...

How beautiful! I love the bright colors of the tropical flowers.

Claire Davis said...

I like how different all the flowers and plants are from what we normally see! Really pretty.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such fun seeing these beautiful flowers and plants. Very sweet photo of your daughter :)

Angie Schneider said...

Love those succulent plants..so beautiful!

Guru Uru said...

Such natural and gorgeous photos :D

Cheers
CCU

I Wilkerson said...

Gorgeous--and a perfect time to get warm vibes!

Julia said...

My husband has been to Nicaragua last year and he loved it! The decorative plants on your photos are simply gorgeous!

Post a Comment