There are many viveros located around Lake Chapala. It is an adventure to find new ones, often quietly tucked away adjacent to a private residence. The following are viveros more well-known to Lakeside gardeners.
FLORA EXOTICA S.A. de C.V.: Libramiento Chapala-Jocotepec #2; San Antonio Tlacapan; Telephone (376) 766-1633; Ornamental plants, roses, fruit trees of all varieties and palms. GRANJA LA PAZ: Carretera Ajijic-Jocotepec, Kilometre 58.3; 766-0928; Ornamental plants of all kinds, orchids, Koi, potted flowering bulbs, pots.
RANCHO SANTA TERESITA: Carretera Tlajomulco-San Miguel Cuyutlan, Kilometro 11; 01(3)-772-4019; Orchids, ferns including stag-horns, anthuriums, waterlilies and other aquatic plants. Potting supplies for orchids. Jaime Piza.
VIVERO AZUCENA: Javier Mina #43, Ajijic (located right behind Clinica Ajijic); Telephone: (376) 766-4289. Hours Mon-Fri 9-2, 4-6; Sat-Sun 9-2. Good selection of shade plants, annuals, potted bulbs, sod by the square meter, pots. Garden design. Eduardo Galindo, owner.
VIVERO CACTUS: Km. 60.5 Carretera Ajijic-Jocotepec,. Telephone (376) 766-0128; Extensive selection of cacti and other succulents. Joel Rasmusson, owner.
VIVEROS DEL LAGO: Oriente #117; Ajijic (located adjacent to Telmex office). Telephone (376) 766-0053; Large selection of all types of plants, pots, potting materials, fertilizers. Alberto Pantoja Roja, owner.
VIVERO LAS PALMAS. Carretera Ajijic-Jocotepec #648. (West of Roosevelt School, south side at “Alcesa” sign). Telephone: (376) 766-0504. Hours Mon-Sat 9-1, 2-7; Sun 10:30a-2pm. Individual herbs to mature plants; bags of tierra. Manuel Nava, owner.
VIVERO MASCARAS: Carretera Ajijic-Chapala, Ribera de Chapala, just east of the TeleCable office. Good selection of all types of plants, especially nice ferns and annuals.
VIVERO RANCHO DEL ORO: Carr. Poniente No. 420, Ajijic. Telephone: (376) (376) 766-4528. Cel. 01-333-442-6808. Palms a specialty. Maintenance, grass rolls, fruit trees. Martin Galindo, representante.
VIVERO SAN JUAN COSALA. Carretera Ajijic-Jocotepec #58, San Juan Cosala. Telephone: (376) 761-0152. Hours Open Daily 8-7pm. Colorful plants a specialty. Jesus Davalor Aceves, owner.
The Lakeside Garden Guild began in September of 1968 by women who were interested in the love of gardening and floral decoration. Over the years the interest grew to include a total of 40 women who put their skills together in a social network and has expanded to several community projects that have helped the local people as well as beautifying the Ajijic village, Gran Plaza and streets.