Marimurtra Botanical Garden
On the drive from Barcelona to Ille sur Tet, we stopped at Marimurtra Botanical Garden in Blanes on the east
coast of Spain. Mar i murtra means sea and myrtle in Catalan. The garden was established in 1952 by Carl Faust.
The English homepage is under construction: http://www.marimurtra.cat/
The garden is located high above the sea and covers about four hectares. You need at least two hours for a visit.
It is mainly Mediterranean woodland, and is divided into sections for subtropical, temperate and Mediterranean.
Pathways are well marked, well kept and lead logically through the park.
Anyone who dares to touch a plant risks a finger full of invisible thorns.
There are several little towers to look out over the water.
A view like this is one of the memories a visitor takes from this garden.
Fruit on a magnolia tree
Texture of a branch of an eucalyptus tree.
Next to the entrance, inside the garden, a small garden shop where Annette, Henry and Ted bought plants.
This is probably the view most visitors remember from the garden.