Spanish gardens to visit in the spring

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe holistic gardeners, gardening authors broadcasters and guides living in Spain for over twenty years.

We are often asked what gardens are worth visiting as one travels around Spain especially in the Spring before the hottest months of July and August.
We therefore compiled the following list. In the larger tourist towns try and visit them early before the tourist crowds arrive.


LOS PINOS (Near Benissa) -The Marnes Iris Garden

PARCENT – Unusual for Spain there is a Flower Festival this year on 30/31 May when a number of private gardens will be open. We will be the there to
answer your questions and autograph copies of our books .

JALON The Lavender Garden which has a charity open day on the 13 th June run by the Lions Club. We are programmed to do a formal’Question and answer’ session around midday but will be there all day to answer your questions and
provide you with the opportunity to obtain autographed books if you missed us in Parcent.

ALGAR – Cacti Garden.

ELCHE Huerta de Cura Palm and cacti garden.

PEDREQUER The L’Abarda Mediterranean Garden.


SIMAT St. Maria Monastery herb garden.

VALENCIA Botanic Garden. Royal Garden, River Bed gardens, Montfort Garden and the Floral Bridge.


MADRID – Royal Botanic Garden, Retiro Garden, 0pera Garden, Casa del Campo and Ameda de Osuna.

ARANQUES Palace and Island Garden.

SEGOVIA La Granja de San Ildefenso.

TOLEDO El Cigarrel de Menores.


ESTRADA Pazo de Oca.


FIQUERES Pina de Rosa Garden.

GERONA La Devesa Mediterranean Garden.

LLORET DE MAR Santa Clotilde Garden, Fenel Botanic Garden.

BLANES Botanic Garden Mar i Munta.

BARCELONA Park Guell, Botanic Garden, Garden Costa y Llobera, Park de Gutadella, Labrinth Garden.



CALATAYUD NUEVELOS Monasteria de Piedra Water Garden.


GRANADA The Alambra and Generalife gardens and Garden Carmen de Rodriquez-Acosta.

CORDOBA Botanic Garden, Palacio Viana, Mesquita Orange Garden, Alhambra Garden, mid May the Patio Festival.

SEVILLE Casa de Pilates Garden, Patio de los Naranjos, Reales Alcazar, Los Duenos, and Maria Luisa Park.

ALMERIA Rodalquilar -Botanical Garden El Albardinal.

MALAGA La Conception Botanical Garden.

JEREZ Gonzales Ontoria Park, Pedro Domecq Bodega garden and Musea de Relojes Garden.

SAN LUCAR DE BARAMEDA Palacio Medina Sidona, Botanic Garden, and Palace Oleans Gardens.

CADIZ Park Genoves, Almeda Apodaca Garden and Templa Garden.

GIBRALTAR Almeda Botanic Garden.

Plenty there for you visit on drives north or south or up to Madrid over the next spring or two.