Botanic Garden Gran Canaria
Thought I would share these pics of my vist to Gran Canaria last Nov 07.
We went to the botanical garden which is situated in the north of the island where the temprature is cooler and they have rain. (it rained when I was there).
The first thing that struck me was the car park could only hold about a dozen cars. There was no gate, no prices, no maps in fact it was just a garden with no cost at all. (Fantastic a free garden)
It is situated on the side of a valley (very steep) dont go if you dont like hights and the fear of falling off the side of the path at some points was very real. Various paths meander down to the flat level part of the garden where there is a small forest that opens out onto a large pond.
Turning left it takes you to a massive display of indigenous cactus, some are imported but they all fit in really well. There is not many names/identification labels, which made it hard.
I believe if you get a bus you have to walk back up the cliff face you have just navigated down. This being the same for me as i arrived in a car. But there is an exit and entrance down here as well. If you plan properly you could arrive at this entrance.
The garden is well worth seeking out if you ever find yourself in Gran Canaria. The plants are beautiful and trees are stunning.
There is a restaurant at the top, but dont excpect coffee and a slice of cake. It is more, sit down and have a fantastic meal.
- 22 Feb, 2008
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