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The Garden

A gem for nature lovers

The Jardín de la Marquesa (Garden of the Marchioness) in Arucas is a natural paradise to enjoy and relax. This botanic garden is located in the municipality of Arucas, in Gran Canaria. Here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of plants and vegetation from all around the world. A gem for nature lovers in an unbeatable location and with an exceptionally good climate all year long.

Standing in the middle of the garden there is a small palace, the family summer residence, featuring a façade covered with basalt stone (blue stone), typical of the area where it is located (Arucas).

The garden was built around 1880 when the Marquis started to collect plant species, some of them endemic and others brought from abroad. Many of these species were expressly brought from different parts of the world, and others were exchanged with aristocratic families of that time. The next generations continued this task and the garden grew.

The Garden´s plants

At the end of 1985, the garden opened its doors to the general public through guided visits. The narrow romantic-styled passageways ideal for strolling along the palace were repaired and an expert botanist carried out the first scientific classification of all the species and then arranged the plants around the garden.

Afterwards, the garden area grew 5 hectares arranged in several terraces with some slopes, although most species are distributed around the flattest area of the garden.

Nowadays, there is a great diversity of plants, trees and, above all, palm trees, which thanks to the climate of the island of Gran Canaria have adapted and developed. There are species of very valuable plants such as several dragon trees that are more than two hundred years old. At present, the Jardín de la Marquesa has about 500 classified species that live together with a colony of free-roaming peacocks.
The Jardín de la Marqeusa has 500 classified species

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