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"