EXPLORED_ Jardín Botánico Canario

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

While I’m already counting down to my next vacation (only 11 days until I’m cruising around Ibiza in a camper!), I wanted to share my last photos from Gran Canaria with you.  As a lover of all things botanical, a visit to the Jardín Botánico Canarian obviously made it on my to do list.  This garden was the life work of Swedish-Spanish botanist Erik Ragnar Svensson, who spent many years searching for a site where all of the highly diverse plant species of the Canary Islands could grow successfully.  (Gran Canaria alone has a wide variety of microclimats and both forests, deserts, beaches and volcanoes, so you can imagine the huge diversity of vegetation when looking at all of the Canary Islands!) He finally settled on a steep slope close to the capital of Las Palmas, resulting in a lushious garden dwindling down the slope along narrow pathways and staircases. My sister and I spent our day admiring the enormous cacti in the Garden of Succulents and, well, Cacti, bumping into surprises like a waterfall, caves and places with names like “The Road of the Dragons” and “The Fountain of the Wise”, wandering through the Garden of the Islands and the Garden of the World  and discovering the Hidden Gardens inside cute greenhouses.  With its 27 acres, approximately 500 different plant species and over 10 000 cultivars of succulents, the botanical garden of Gran Canaria definitely is one of the most beautiful gardens I have visited, and I’ve visited my fair share!

Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo, Ctra. del Centro, Km 7, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - website 

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

 

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

 

Botanical Garden of Gran Canaria - Hannelore Veelaert for Au pays des merveilles

1 Comment

  1. Nazaret Barreto June 30, 2017

    Hello! How happy I’m to see El Jardín canario here! I’m very glad that you liked it and enjoyed it enhough to show it. I was born in Tenerife but moved to gran canaria for love and work :) The Isladns ar magical.

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