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Jardín Canario

Jardín Canario – is an astonishing botanical garden, founded in 1952 by the Swedish – Spanish botanist Erik Ragnar Svensson. The purpose of the garden was to accommodate and preserve the diversity of plant species of the Canary island.

Open: daily 8.00 – 18.00

Entrance: free


The full name of the garden is Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo which honour the pioneering Spanish cleric and scholar José Viera y Clavijo (1731–1813), who attempted to found a botanical garden in the Canary Islands in the late eighteenth century.


Located in the northeast of Gran Canaria, approximately 7 kilometers southwest of the capital city Las Palmas making it easy to access if you are visiting the capital.

The Botanical Garden Viera y Clavijo is the biggest in Spain comprising approximately 27 acres (10 hectares), on which approximately 500 plant species endemic to the Canary Islands are cultivated.


The garden is divided in various sections. For example, one of them is truly impressive -“Garden of Cactus and Succulents” (Jardín de Cactus y Suculentas) where you can see 2000 cultivars of 10 000 that are in the world.


It is advisable to go on the wet months, as it is not so dry and the plants are in their most beautiful conditions. Be prepared to spend there 1-2 hours. There is a nice restaurant near the garden.


Let the photos speak for itself!






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