Gibraltar is home to a wealth of plant life - palms and jacaranda, lavender and jasmine, clematis, honeysuckle, geraniums and bougainvillaea live side by side with many rarer species including two, Gibraltar Candytuft and Gibraltar Sea Lavender, named after the Rock itself. Great efforts are continuously made to ensure that the Rock's natural environment is kept as unspoilt and beautiful for future visitors as it is today. A large area of the upper rock has been designated as a nature reserve and Gibraltar's famous public park, the Alameda Gardens, has recently been transformed into a new botanical garden to rival the best in the world
Opened in 1816, adjacent to a historic parade ground, the Alameda Gardens present a magnificent botanical collection. Mediterranean pines and olive trees form a canopy along with Dragon Trees and palms from the Atlantic Islands.
Beds display flora, cacti and succulent plants from far off sub-tropical places including South Africa, the Far East, Australia and California. In this oasis, a spectacular amphitheatre has been restored to its former glory and is open on special occasions for concerts and stage shows. Guided tours are available by arrangement.
For further information please contact:
The Gibraltar Botanical Gardens
The Alameda, Red Sands Road
Tel: (+ 350) 200 72639
Fax: (+ 350) 200 74022