Jardin de la Alpujarra, Portugos

4.3
#39 of 75 in Parks in Province of Granada
This mountain garden in the high Alpujarras of Granada is a delight to the eye of the beholder. In this remarkable landscape a garden of beauty and tranquility has been created from the ruins of an abandoned farm, where in every direction the visitor is greeted with surprise and spectacle, from the plants themselves to the magnificent views all around. The garden is arranged over four long south facing terraces that are the vestige of the agricultural heritage of this special region. The area is divided into numerous distinctive zones, with planting styles ranging from the very formal to the wilderness of the surrounding terrain. The accent is on flowering perennials against a backdrop of exotic shrubs and trees.

The Alpujarras is well known as an area of outstanding beauty, both for its staggering landscape with steep river worn valleys, and for its characteristic moorish villages, timeless and unchanged, where small scale cultivation of the land is still a way of life.

Ideal venue to visit, for painting and photography groups, music, theatre and food events.

We are established as a non profit making organisation and as such we ask that visitors leave a donation for the further development of this garden project.
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  • Seeing this garden thrive and flourish over time is wonderful! This was my fourth visit since I came to live in the area and as usual it was a treat to look forward to. It's tranquil, and yet full of....  more »
  • Not so easy to find but well worth the effort. Be careful as the sign on the main road is small and parking in the gardens is tight. We were delighted with our visit - Robert and William have been...  more »
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  • Lots of kind of plants and flowers. Beautiful maintained. What else tot expect when 2 Englishmen are gardening. Also cake and drinks available. Only 3,5 € entrance.
  • Beautiful gardens in a stunning location. We loved the meandering paths between the very different gardens – from the dry gravel garden, the mountain garden and some more formal gardens with beautiful roses, trailing wisterias, shrubs and a multitude of Mediterranean plants and trees. It's also worth taking a peak at their vegetable garden shaded by all sorts of fruit trees. Robert and William are so knowledgeable and passionate about the garden that they have created and give great advice. An added treat is the delicious lemon and carrot cake that is served under the pergola with amazing mountain views. We've been to many gardens over the years and this is one of the loveliest.
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