Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Venta Gaspar & Parque El Boticario (Almería province)

Venta Gaspar is a small barrio located near La Cañada and about 7 km from the city of Almería. In 2010 it had 442 inhabitants. The delightful Parque El Boticario is situated nearby.

This botanical garden is divided into four areas:

  • The jardín árabe comprises approximately, 6,500 m2 of palms, cypresses, fruit trees, herbs, flower beds and shrubs.

  • The parque forestal is a place for walking and leisure. There are play areas for children together with a bike lane.

  • The parque de rocas comprises sandstones, clay, gypsum, limestone, metamorphic and volcanic rock extracted from the quarries of Almería province. These rock gardens are distributed around the park.

  • The parque botánico comprises three acres of plants representing the most rare species of Almería.

Robert Bovington author of "Spanish Matters" & "Spanish Impressions" 

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