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/

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The entrance

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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.

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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.

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There are several little towers to look out over the water.

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A view like this is one of the memories a visitor takes from this garden.

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Fruit on a magnolia tree

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Texture of a branch of an eucalyptus tree.

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Next to the entrance, inside the garden, a small garden shop where Annette, Henry and Ted bought plants.

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This is probably the view most visitors remember from the garden.

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