Now «Хардин де аклиматасьон де ла Оротава» (Jardin de Aclimatacion de la Orotava —It sounds like that the correct name of the Botanical Garden) is administered by the Agricultural Institute. Why Orotava, instead of Puerto de la Cruz? And because in those days the town was a fishing village and was known on maps as Puerto de La Orotava. And then the historical name did not change.
Throughout XVIII a. numerous scientific and commercial expeditions were brought to Europe from distant countries, among other wonders, and amazing plants. But they soon die rather than to please its exotic guise nobility and clergy in home gardens. Spanish problem puzzled the monarch Charles III, a big fan of imported flora. And August 17, 1788 signed a royal decree on the establishment of a special garden on the island of Tenerife, where victuals bushes and trees slowly and without the stress of adapting to a different climate. And then, having adapted the hardened, moved to Madrid.
The experiment on acclimatization, I must say, was very badly: heat-loving plants are very comfortable feel in Tenerife, but spend the winter on the mainland flatly refused.
But now Visitors Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz have the opportunity to admire a unique collection of plants from around the world.
But now Visitors Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz have the opportunity to admire a unique collection of plants from around the world.In charge of the future of the garden called the Marquis de Nava Alonso (his house - the Palacio de Nava - and can be seen today in La Laguna). Thirty Marquis was a man of responsibility and initiative, he went to the task seriously and devoted his life to the garden.
Or "tree traveler" in Madagascar, in the outlet of the plant is about to clean water, which can quench the thirst of weary traveler.Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz, a small, flat rectangle measuring 200x100 m. Who worked out plan to expand its territory twice, but given the Canarian sluggishness in everything, these things will not happen soon. Currently, the Botanical Garden is one of the most visited tourist sites Puerto de la Cruz after the Loro Park.
Sad though it is small, but all sorts of different plants and then planted a lot of heap. There are really very rare, except in his homeland can not be found anywhere else. Exotics from the tropics in Tenerife is growing remarkably, while the naughty in other lands.
The Botanical Garden is located in the east of the town of Puerto de la Cruz, about a kilometer from the pools complex "Lago Martiánez". By car exit from the TF-31 TF-312 following signs to El Botanico.
Every day, from 9:00 to 18:00 (19:00 in summer)
Enter: 3 €
Enter: 3 €