Strolling among the trees of 4 botanical gardens


Whether they contain the vegetation typical of a single region or that of the entire country, whether they specialise in giant specimens or a specific variety, the botanical gardens of the regions of Barcelona are extraordinary places where you’ll discover Mother Nature’s beauty and diversity. We’ve selected 4 that you really shouldn’t miss!

1. Arboretum of Catalonia

The microclimate of this 40,000 m2 arboretum, located in a valley of Cabrils, within the Serralada Litoral Park, provides ideal conditions for housing the 200 or so plant species that exist in Catalonia, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees. A visit to this arboretum is a journey through all the country’s forests!

2. Montseny Tree Grove

The Montseny Massif is home to an incredibly rich and varied vegetation. It’s not for nothing that it has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. So what better place could there be than the foot of this massif to create a diverse arboretum? It’s located in Santa Maria de Palautordera, on a flat, enclosed site crossed by a watercourse and with generous opening hours. The collection comprises specimens of all the 80 tree species said to exist in the Montseny Massif.

3. Molí del Foix Botanical Garden

From almonds to boxwoods, from common hawthorns to English lavenders, and from olives to elders, the Molí del Foix Botanical Garden takes you on an educational stroll through the plant communities of Alt Penedès. You’ll find it in Santa Margarida i els Monjos and, this being a wine region par excellence, the vine varieties that produce such excellent fruits and such delicious nectars are also all present and correct!

4. Botanical Garden of Gavà Museum

This 800 m2 garden is not very big but contains a good representation of the plant species typical of the Baix Llobregat, both those of the Llobregat Delta and those of the Garraf Massif.

  • One of the first botanical gardens in Europe opened in 1723 in Sant Joan Despí!


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