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A must see

Eccentric woman lives here. Her antics are hysterical as much as her flowers are beautiful. Make... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Gary G
A worthwhile stop in pluma hidalgo

We stopped by and took a walk through the garden with Elia Martinez. There were only four of the... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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4 Sep 2018
“A must see”
17 Nov 2017
“A worthwhile stop in pluma hidalgo ”
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Eccentric woman lives here. Her antics are hysterical as much as her flowers are beautiful. Make sue to also stop at the coffee place in the main portion of town. Actually visited in December 2016.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped by and took a walk through the garden with Elia Martinez. There were only four of the orchids in bloom, but her collection is incredible. We had a beautiful walk through her garden which is small but absolutely spectacular at how every inch...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 244miltonw
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Visit only if you appreciate plants even if they don't have flowers. Unfortunately for us we visited Doña Elia out of season, however she does have a couple plants that bloom in different months so you can see different flowers, mostly orchids. Doña Elia can...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 367anitak
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This beautiful lady and her family are some of the kindest you will ever meet! And not only does she welcome you into her back hard to show you the variety of tropical plants she has collected, but she will take the time to explain...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 9 June 2016

its her backyard but is sooo impressive and is even known to be a local favorite schoolday attraction all around. the family is really warn and would love to show you around Pluma Hidalgo and the Raquel's restaurant (best chocolate caliente ever). def. try and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Quaint little hideaway off main Zocalo. Located down narrow steep street. Beautiful floral display planted in unique planters! Known to tourists as Orchid Lady.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Lenore H
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I visited Elia about three weeks ago on a team building trip as agriculture students in a project near the area! I so so so enjoyed arriving there and being greeted by this lady! Elia is an inspiration. Her garden is incredible! It has taken...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Tea O
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