Mérida’s famous flower path has taken root in a new garden spot.
Mayor Renán Barrera Concha introduced the 2023 Camino de las Flores exhibition in the Pasaje de la Revolución, between the Cathedral and the MACAY.
The free exhibition will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. until April 16.
The flower path, which began years ago in Mejorada, contains around 20,000 plants representing approximately 50 species, including ferns, orchids, bromeliads and anthuriums. Native tree species such as the zapote, the jícara and the dzidzilché are also present, which will be located 95 meters from the pasaje.
Celebrating the area’s biodiversity, Mérida’s Camino de las Flores also represents local fauna such as opossums, hummingbirds, deer, cardinals, Yucatecan parrots, tigrillo, and butterflies. An LED audiovisual “multisensory experience” is also part of the show.
The flowery tradition started in 2017 along Parque Mejorada, when a section of Calle 50-A between 57 and 59 was taken over with 50,000 plants arranged to create artful patterns. It quickly became a popular attraction, moving to larger space at Parque de la Paz on Avenida Itzaes, pausing only during the pandemic.
While the current show has fewer plants, the footpath winds through the middle of the exhibitions under a glass canopy. Previously visitors observed the artistry from the scaffolding that surrounded the space.