Now based at Merida’s Parque de la Paz, the “Flower Trail” blooms once again on Friday.
The Camino de Flores, which previously carpeted a street in La Mejorada, has found fresh fields on Avenida Itzaes, across from the historic zoo on Calle 59.
While less convenient to the Centro, the new location is larger, accommodates more flowers, offers parking and is easier to reach from other areas in Merida.
As before, the garden path is packed with traditional flora and fauna, with topiary sculpted into jaguars, deer, turkeys and a snake. More than 100,000 plants are displayed, roughly double the amount at Mejorada.
After dark on weekends, light shows will be cast against the walls of the former penitentiary. All can be viewed from elevated walkways alongside the exhibit.
Orange, red and yellow chrysanthemums, blue petunias and pink carnations are among the flowers that will form decorative shapes.
The Camino de Flores is the responsibility of the municipal Parks Department, which since the end of March deployed more than 100 workers to prepare the exhibition. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until April 28.
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