Gran Canaria Botanical Garden was a must-see on our recent holiday
I always make a point of seeking out something horticultural when travelling. This normally takes the form of visiting a botanical garden, or two. This time was the turn of the Gran Canaria Botanical Garden.
How to find Gran Canaria Botanical Garden
The garden is located in a ravine to the south west of Las Palmas.
We parked on the road outside the garden on the GC-310 which had no parking restrictions. This brings you to the main entrance on the lower, flatter part of the garden. There is another entrance at the top of the hill next to the Restaurante Jardin Canario.
I looked at getting public transport from the south of the island but it would have taken four bus transfers to get there. Instead, we found it easier to hire a car and drive directly to the garden.
From April 1 to September 30: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
From October 1 to March 31: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The lower bit of the garden is suitable for people in wheelchairs or travelling with a child in a pram as it’s mostly level and the paths are well-maintained. Over the river, on the ravine side, it’s not appropriate for these groups as it’s all stairs. I would also suggest not taking young children on that side as the paths are narrow and don’t have railings. The drop off the side was very high at points.
Around the garden
Half of the garden is a steep ravine side that leads up to the restaurant. The other half is a gently rising but flatter space with different themes:
- Cactus Garden
- World Garden
- Pine Forest
- The Coast
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