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Ola Brisa Gardens

Loma Bonita - Prolongacion Arnulfo Flores # 7, Manzanillo 28860, Mexico
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Simply a Great Day

Cab arranged by Patty on time and clean. Met with mimosas. Much fun conversation. Great tour of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CAGrapeGrower
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Healdsburg, California
Beautiful Terraced Hillside Garden

Ola Brisa Garden is very obviously a labor of love. This well planned and maintained garden is... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Marianne M
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St. Albert, Canada
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Our tours are given by scheduled appointment only. While overlooking the Santiago Bay, enjoy a personalized tour of Mexico's premier, Pacific coast, multi-terraced botanical gardens - showcasing palms, plants and flora from all over the world. Please, email or call us to scheduled an appointment, for your personalized botanical garden tour. These tours must scheduled in advance. Tours are given Monday - Saturday at 9a.m or 9:30a.m.
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“pastry” (66 reviews)
“labor of love” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Loma Bonita - Prolongacion Arnulfo Flores # 7, Manzanillo 28860, Mexico
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"tropical plants"
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"pastry"
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"overlooking the bay"
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"amazing garden"
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"master gardener"
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"coffee beans"
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"hidden treasure"
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"their beautiful home"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cab arranged by Patty on time and clean. Met with mimosas. Much fun conversation. Great tour of personally created garden with world-wide influences. Wonderful brunch. More great conversation and then a tour of the house and its many interesting items. However, within a few days...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Ola Brisa Garden is very obviously a labor of love. This well planned and maintained garden is really a feast for the eyes. The transformation of this private home from the “before” photos is incredible. Tommy is very passionate about his hundreds of plants (palms,...More

Thank Marianne M
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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks so much Marianne! I'm sorry that I didn't have the opportunity to meet you and your group. Healing has been a very slow process. I am glad that you enjoyed! Thanks again.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My friend and I visited Ola Brisa and were blown away, both by Tommy's hospitality, (Patty was not available), and by the gardens themselves. The day begins, as others have said, with fresh coffee and conversation, followed by a tour with as much information as...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks so much but as you know I have been recuperating for the past several weeks. I'm sorry that I didn't get to meet you...maybe next time! Thanks again for your wonderful review - it is truly greatly appreciated!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We were invited to visit Tom and Patty's garden by friends at our resort...WOW! Are we glad we decided to go! Both Tom and Patty exude passion for their gardens/life. Beautiful and tranquil setting and so many species and such an enthusiastic presentation...you guys were...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Love your title of your review! What a compliment. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you but I had a serious accident on March 11th and have been recuperating for the past several weeks. What fun! Again...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had the most interesting and informative visit to this lovely spot on April 2. 2018. We found the location on the internet and showed the driver who found it with no problem. We were greeted by Tommy the owner and over a welcome cup...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks so much for your great review. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to meet you but my recovery is taking what seems like FOREVER! I'm glad that Tommy could help you find your coffee beans and hopefully, if you are ever able to come...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Ola Brisa Gardens is a wonderful and magnificent place to visit. This is an absolute "must see" stop if you visit Manzanillo or anywhere within 500 miles. Personally, I would drive a thousand miles to visit Ola Brisa Gardens again. The Gardens are literally a...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

WOW Michael! What a review and thank you so much for taking your time to give us such a glowing review. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you but I had a serious accident on March 11th...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were a group of 7 who joined a few others on our personalized tour which began with coffee. Tommy and Patty, the owners, are superb hosts and made sure our every needs were met. They explained about their past "lives" (pre Ola Brisa Gardens)...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so very much for you great review! I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you but I had a serious accident on March 11th and have been recuperating for the past several weeks. Come back and...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The magnificent tropical gardens that the Tom & Patti Clarkson have is a MUST if you are visiting Manzanillo. Tom Clarkson personally conducts an in-depth tour of the gardens patiently attending to those fortunate enough to attend. His expertise with tropical gardening is unsurpassed by...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

What a lovely review! I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you but I had a serious accident on March 11th and have been recuperating for the past several weeks. Thank you so very much.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A great tour of a private tropical garden Tom was very informative and entertaining . Make sure you have a appointment so call before you goMore

Thank 14henny15
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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Believe me, it is much appreciated. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you but I had a serious accident on March 11th and have been recuperating for the past...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Gracious hospitality, intellectual rigor, masterful teaching, and aesthetically sublime - what's not to like? This is a two hour guided lecture & discussion through "The Cultivated Jungle". I'm a nature teacher and adventure guide from Saint Louis; I took four pages of notes and learned...More

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

WOW!! Thanks so much for your great review. What a recommendation from someone in your profession. Thanks again!

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