Just 7km outside of the city center, you’ll find an amazing botanical garden in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo. With a size of 27 hectares, it’s the biggest botanical garden in Spain! This peaceful oasis is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Introduction to the botanical garden
The Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo is a 27-hectare botanical garden located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Established in 1952, it has become a hub for scientific research, conservation, and education, boasting a diverse collection of flora and fauna from the Canary Islands and other parts of the world. With over 5,000 species of plants and a variety of wildlife, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Canaries.
The collection of endemic plants
One of the highlights of the Jardín Botánico Canario is its collection of endemic plants from the Canary Islands. This unique collection of flora, which can only be found in this region, provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the history, origins, and efforts being made to protect these unique plants. Whether you are a botanist or simply interested in nature, the collection of endemic plants is sure to impress.
A peaceful environment
The Jardín Botánico Canario provides visitors with a peaceful and serene environment, making it an ideal place to spend a few hours exploring the lush surroundings. With its diverse collection of plants and tranquil atmosphere, the garden is the perfect escape from the busy city. Whether you are looking to relax, learn, or simply admire the beauty of nature, the Jardín Botánico Canario has something for everyone.
How to get there
Getting to the Jardín Botánico Canario is easy, with bus route 301 from San Telmo bus station taking visitors directly to the garden. The bus journey takes approximately 20 minutes and costs €1.65 for a one-way ticket. If you prefer to take a taxi, it will be around €15 from Las Canteras area.
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