Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig

Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig, Calella de Palafrugell: Hours, Address, Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig Reviews: 4.5/5

Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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EnBuMe
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
Family
It is a very beautiful place to see different types of plants mixed with some sculptures. It is higly recommended to visit during spring, whit flower blooms and the weather is still nice (not so hot). The views of the mediterranean sea are outstanding and the collection is interesting.
What I missed the most is a more technical explanations about the plants, biogeographycal explanations, worldwide maps distribution... it is a botanical garden more destinated to go for a walk.
Written June 24, 2022
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Ichecked
New York City, NY79 contributions
Very much a botanical garden with well marked plantings, some with numerous varieties of the same type of plant. It seemed the type of location that might host weddings or events among its sculptures and borders. The sea views here were a beautiful accompaniment. More of an English garden style with various rooms and allee plantings.
Written May 23, 2022
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Lin_8
Lin, Manchester20 contributions
Couples
Location, views, and well maintained? A surprise to see such a beautiful garden, especially using mediterranean plants, but at the end of the day it is the location and scenery which keeps drawing the eye. A must see the area, 3euros each offers very good value for money
Written January 11, 2012
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,932 contributions
Solo
Jardí Botànic de Cap Roig is a botanical garden located in the coast of Costa Brava, close to Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most beautiful towns in the region, in Girona province, in the North of Catalonia. I came here in february-2020, so in winter period. In this period, some places in the garden are on works like the main castle or some gardens. However, the price of the entrance was 10€, too much for seeing a part of the visit. Also, the vegetation is not so beautiful due to winter period and the best lookout is closed at this time (it is a lookout in a high point called just Cap Roig). Also, the place is nice, but the surroundings are poorly maintained, it is a pity! I supose that in summer with the festival the place is better.
Written April 12, 2020
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cedarfever
Kerrville77 contributions
Friends
This large garden developed by Colonel and Madame de Woevodsky starting in the 20's just misses my top ten gardens of Spain list, but it is a treasure nonetheless. It is composed of beautiful terraces of plant collections running down the cape to the sea. There are numerous sculptures of interest. Garden lovers will appreciate that the maintenance is outstanding, the plant identification superior and the maps accurate. Many of the paths are shaded, which is pleasant in the heat.
Our favorite features were the attractively planted entrance courtyard of cork oaks and pink begonias in terracotta pots against whitewashed walls, the formal terraces descending from the castle with their clipped plantings, the overlooks of the sea, and the cactus garden.
In the summer there is a popular jazz festival, which they were preparing a stage and seating stands for when we were there.
We spent a pleasurable 3 hours in the garden. If you are in the lower Emporda area of the Costa Brava, don't miss this experience. You can buy a coke and snacks from machines. There seemed to be a food stand or tiny restaurant, but it wasn't open when we were there; perhaps only open during the festival. The garden was super easy to find because of the tons of hanging banners advertising the festival. There is no public transport that I know of.
Written June 29, 2011
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paulizizziloulou
London, UK179 contributions
Couples
Nobody tells you that by August, most of the specimens have already flowered so you won’t see anything like the colourful carpet in the leaflet! Obvious? Perhaps, but we’d expected something more.

Neither do they say that it’s unbelievably hot, without much shade, and that signage is so poor that visitors are compelled to wander around in excessive heat, desperately looking for an indication of the way out instead of wandering hopefully down (in fact up, which is worse) blind avenues.

Or that there’s nowhere to get refreshments except vending machines before you go in, and that coffee may be unavailable because the machine is being serviced, as it was yesterday, when we visited.

Or, finally, that the stands and stage for the Cap Roig festival will dominate the landscape in summer and cut off parts of the gardens.

In spring it must be wonderful, though the views are just as good from the coastal path below, for free. But although the amazing cacti and begonias were thriving in the crazily hot sunshine, we were wilting and needed water.

It’s undoubtedly a romantic and beautiful place but sadly we couldn’t wait to get out, and that, in itself was a challenging ordeal. In short, don’t choose a hot summer day!
Written August 12, 2018
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christine w
Girona, Spain46 contributions
This is one of my favorite places to go ,Not only to visit the gardens which are ok but ,should you happen to be here in the summer time try to get tickets for any one of the shows they have on over summer period ,This in my opinoin IS THE BEST VENUE YOU WILL EVER GO TO,they hve top entrtainment Dion Warwick ,Sting Tom Jones to name but a few ,You will need to book your tickets through an agent as only people with spanish visa cards can book direct and on line ,IF YOU EVER HAVE THE CHANCE FOR A CONCERT HERE DO GO i promise it will be the best you have ever been to
Written November 3, 2012
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Rebeccalina
Bath, UK83 contributions
Couples
Lovely gardens with spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea. There are numerous paths with viewpoints/miradors and separate garden areas such as the cacti garden. We visited on a cold afternoon in late November and had the garden to ourselves although there was a small gardening team working unobtrusively in the background. The lady at the desk was very friendly, spoke good English and was keen to explain the history behind the gardens and castle. Easy parking and toilets at the entrance and half-way around. Even in November the gardens were full of interest and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Written February 18, 2015
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jphoffers
Dunstable, UK23 contributions
Couples
Wonderful gardens with amazing coastal views. You do not have to be a gardener to
appreciate these gardens. We went in Sept and the gardens we so quiet and peaceful.
Top tip would be to take a packed lunch and eat in in the courtyard entrance. Tables are provided and vending machines. As it is outside you can leave your lunch in car until you are ready to eat . There is no restaurant on site only vending machines.
The coastal path is also worth doing as it takes you down to a small secluded sandy beach. Only accessible by foot.
I am planning a return visit in the spring as they must be worth a visit any time of year.
Written October 29, 2014
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Ann Marie B
Consett, UK16 contributions
Couples
been here a few times so peacefull have no complaints
Written June 29, 2012
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