Botanical Gardens in Andalusia
As far as the world beauty is concerned the gardens are surely the crown jewels. The beauty, the style, the plant combination and most of all the history that hides behind them make the gardens unique by nature and purpose. Discover with us the most spectacular gardens of Andalusia.
LA CONCEPCIÓN- BOTANICAL GARDEN IN MÁLAGA
Andalusia’s best kept garden is located on the north of Malaga city. The garden was created in the 1850s by Amalia Heredia Livermore and her husband Jorge Loring Oyarzabal. With over a thousand species of plants, hundred-year-old trees, as well as native and exotic flowers, it is also home to the tallest tree in the province.
JARDÍN GRANDE, CASA DE PILATOS IN SEVILLE
In the garden of a 15th century palace that combines late-medieval Gothic and Mudejar style with the innovations of the Renaissance, you’ll find ‘ the Big Garden’. First a palace orchard, with the arrival of the Renaissance it was converted into an archaeological garden with eleven symmetrical flowerbeds surrounding a central fountain. The most interesting plants of the garden are Madagascar Jasmine, an ancient Magnolia and a pergola covered by climbing roses.
GENERALIFE IN GRANADA
Declared a Unesco Heritage site in 1984, the Generalife is one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens. Built during the reign of Muhmmad III in the 13th century, the name of the garden comes from the Arabic Jannat al-’Arif, meaning Architect’s Garden. It was conceived as a resting place for Muslim royalty.
BOTANICAL GARDEN IN CORDOBA
The Cordoba Botanical Garden was inaugurated in 1987. The garden contains a greenhouse divided into three sections, with a collection of species endemic to the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and Andalusia. At the end of the long thoroughfare there is the “Arboretum”. Alongside this there is a small rose garden. The “Molino de la Alegría” is a palaeobotanical museum containing some of the gardens’ 150,000 plant fossils. Another unusual feature of these botanical gardens is a small area close to the entrance which is a garden for the blind. Here the plants have been specially selected for their feel and smell.