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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Let the photos speak for itself!

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