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Ola Brisa Gardens

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Address: Prolongacion Arnulfo Flores # 7, Manzanillo 28863, Mexico
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+52 314 334 0856
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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While overlooking the Santiago Bay, enjoy a personalized tour of Mexico's...

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 tour. Tours are given only Monday - Saturday at 9a.m or 9:30a.m.

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Hidden treasure in Manzanillo

Welcoming hosts, extremely knowledgeable and interesting tour from Tommy and beautiful gardens to visit. I can even remember our ' palm lesson' and identified a few on the rest of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming hosts, extremely knowledgeable and interesting tour from Tommy and beautiful gardens to visit. I can even remember our ' palm lesson' and identified a few on the rest of our cruise. Many thanks for an enjoyable experience.

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you Helen for a beautiful review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time that you spent here with us. You're ever back in this part of the world please come and see us again. More 

Santiago, Mexico
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I so enjoyed my visit to Ola Brisa this year. I took a friend who is an avid gardener. He was amazed by every part of the garden, just so many different plants and all beautifully grown and displayed. As always, Patty and Tommy were wonderful hosts. I would recommend a visit to anyone with even a passing interest in... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so very much!! I am sorry that it has taken me so long to answer your kind review but we were in the States giving presentations on tropical plants and book signings. We truly appreciate you taking your time to give this great review. More 

Napa, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Will never forget my visit to this tropical paradise, a labor of love created by an amazing and inspiring couple Tommy and Patty Clarkson! The visit and tour of the Gardens was the highlight of my trip to Mexico! Set on a hillside overlooking Manzanillo and the ocean, the view is breathtaking! World travelers, Tommy and Patty have created a... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

What a wonderful review and we do truly appreciate it!!!! WOW Thanks for taking your time to give us this great endorsement. More 

Modesto, California
1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We had a wonderful visit to Ola Brisa! We were warmly welcomed by Patty and Tommy. Their special driver Javier got us there safely and arranged for our return to the Grand Princess! The tour of the beautiful gardens was fabulous. Tommy explained each part of the garden in a most fascinating way. We are so glad to have had... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much Sue and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us. And I hope to, perhaps, visit your gardening club in California at some point. I hope that you can return as well. Thank again for your review! More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Thank you for all your time for taking us a tour to your beautiful garden and for your hospitality. And hope to visit again soon. Love, Gretchen and Agustin Bas

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Gretchen and Agustín, It was our pleasure to have you down and we enjoyed our time with you so very much. We look forward to having you down again. Love Patty More 

Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We had been to visit Ola Brisa Gardens a few years ago and were amazed then and even more this time. Tommy has put in a beautiful water feature as well as more plants and palms. It is so quiet and peaceful as you wander through and listen to Tommy talk about his beautiful garden. The setting is magnificent with... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Oh please don't tell Tommy that you could "listen to him all day". You might get your wish. LOL Thank you so very much for the outstanding review. I can't tell you how deeply appreciated it is. It is wonderful to have people come back and see the changes that have taken place either in capital improvements or simply by... More 

Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

My husband and I toured Patty and Tommy's beautiful gardens today. We were blown away by the enormity of the gardens and the vastness of Tommy's knowledge. The couple were very personable and the gardens were so well maintained with 162 varieties of Palms from all over the world. We would highly recommend a tour here!

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you...thank you!! This is a wonderful review and we deeply appreciate it. More 

Maumee, Ohio
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

We found this place online and are glad we did. Tommy and Patty are hosts extraordinaire. You can't help liking them right away. Tommy's knowledge of palms and other plants is matched by few. Just 10 years ago this incredible garden was only a patch of scrub plants. Through Tommy's love of gardening, he has self-taught himself to be a... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Craig what a lovely review. Thank you so much! I am so glad that you made it up here. It was touch and go, wasn't it? Thank again for taking your time to write this great review. More 

Sechelt, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, highly informative with a fun and relaxed dialogue. I would recommend this to all, especially non gardeners such as myself. Tommy's passion is contagious and made a non gardener like myself feeling very inspired to add more of this into my life. Tommy followed up with questions we left him with about palms on the... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

What a neat turn of a phrase I like the heading for your review! Thank you so very much for your kind review, it is much appreciated. We hope that you visit us again. Again thank you very much. More 

waterloo, ontario
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

We had a fabulous tour of the Ola Brisa Gardens. Do not miss this treasure. it is perched on a high hill overlooking the Bay of Santiago. The gardens cascade down a hill via walkways. Tommy Clarkson is so interesting and informative and he loves his palms and plants. You will not be bored. What he has done with the... More 

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PattyClarkson, Owner at Ola Brisa Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! I can't tell you how much we appreciate you taking the time to write it for us. Thanks again! More 

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