Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion

Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion

Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Historic Botanical Garden of La Concepcion is an English landscape garden with more than 150 years of history. Located at the northern entrance of the Spanish city of Malaga, it is one of the few gardens with subtropical climate plants that exist in Europe. It has more than fifty thousand plants, of two thousand tropical, subtropical and autochthonous species, highlighting the collection with more than a hundred different species of palms, bamboos, aquatic plants and its historic garden. Originally it was a recreational farm for a family of the upper middle class of the city since the middle of the 19th century.
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  • Hilary R
    11 contributions
    A gem and a good alternative to the city
    We loved this gem. Fabulous trees in a lush valley just north of the city. Some of the collection had suffered a little, say 3% leaving 97% to enjoy. Plants from all over the world in an historic setting with hidden waterfalls, pools, turtles and bridges. We spent 6 euros on a 3 hour walk, there may still have been some corners we missed. The cafe was open although we didn't use it. Fab
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2023
  • RachelS
    37 contributions
    Lovely few hours
    Really lovely gardens, small enough to feel safe as lone female. Beautiful walks. Definitely worth the visit. Cafe reasonably priced and good selection of sandwiches, paninis and salads. Was worth taking Uber as bus is quite a dusty lonely trek. Gardens unfortunately have big motorway adjacent so not as peaceful as could be.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Jeremy L
    3 contributions
    Excellent, highly recommended
    Very glad we came here, although it is slightly outside the city centre, it is only a short taxi ride away and well worth it. Lots of lovely plants especially palm trees. A longer walk up the hill if you fancy that for a good view. Nice little cafe too.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • saundersmb
    London, United Kingdom525 contributions
    Needs exploring.
    Intriguing place that needs exploring to get the best of it it. On arrival it looks rather sparse but don’t give up on it, as you venture inside and explore it gets better and better. A tip to note, is that the hop on hop off bus stops there, and even if you hadn’t bought a ticket you can pay a single fair to get to and back from the centre of Malaga. Recommend you visit here.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Stephen043
    Province of Malaga, Spain5 contributions
    A beautiful garden
    An oasis of calm just outside the city of Málaga. There are so many different plants flowers and trees to see and enjoy. The ponds are very well presented. It is a long walk to go around the whole gardens, and some of it is not accessible to wheelchairs or mobility scooters. I can also recommend the cafe/restaurant on site. I recommend a visit!
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Deirdre M
    Ireland134 contributions
    Magical
    We came especially to see the Gardens Christmas light display and were not disappointed. It was simply magnificent and the crowd control was very good so not too busy to move comfortably around the light displays which was all breathtaking, glad we name the journey. Its a must see if you are in Malaga in December
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • MacNorthernIreland
    60 contributions
    Beautiful Park
    Beautiful Park with so many walks. Interesting to see photos of the family that used to live there and imagine what it was like in their day. We took a taxi which I was glad of as we could walk further in the gardens. The cafe is really good and reasonable priced. Well worth a visit. Very enjoyable afternoon.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 24, 2023
  • Tim L
    Swansea County, United Kingdom44 contributions
    Must Malaga Attraction
    See previous review. The 91 bus has been replaced by a dedicated hop on/off bus that does a loop from the station to the Jardin itself so you no longer have to walk up the hill and cross the motorway. 1.40 euros each way, The gardens are superb with an excellent cafeteria.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 30, 2023
  • T McG
    Hillsborough, United Kingdom104 contributions
    A pleasant walk back in time.
    I walked to here from Malaga city centre alongside the dry riverbed which was a nice walk and took little more than an hour without being stressed. I've done it a few times actually. Judging by what I saw on my visit and pictures from Summer through Autumn its obvious January isn't the best time to go as a lot of the plants will be dormant. That said, if you have a love of nature and plants in general then you'll enjoy it anyway - as I did. Mind you they could have reduced the €5.30 fee considering there were fewer plants in flower. Still hardly a deal-breaker. There are many lovely walks and plenty of curiosities to see. if the weather is good take a picnic as there's loads of places to sit and contemplate. There's also a cafe with a variety of food on offer. Plenty of toilet facilities also. The palm walk was superb as was the forests of bamboo!! Loads of water features and paths to explore so you won't be bored. You can easily spend several hours here. The family's original country villa is not accessible but there are static exhibitions in various outhouses. It's still nice to see the house adjacent to the celebrated wisteria which was NOT in flower in January obviously. All in all a great day out and if you're anyway fit at all walk to it instead of taking the bus! Apparently back in the day horse drawn carriages used to bring visitors to the house along the river bed so walking the same route kind of enhanced the experience for me!! Look out for original photographs depicting this in one of the static exhibitions behind the cafe.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 25, 2024
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Ambrose
9 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Went to see the Christmas lights. It is a 2km trek through the gardens at night. The light show is magical
And some great sound effects for kids. Pre booking is necessary and is worth every penny of the entrance fee
Written December 6, 2021
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Barry Leslie
nova scotia17 contributions
Mar 2020
We visited these gardens on our last full day in the region. We stumbled upon it online. It is very easy to find and had lots of parking if you have a car. Buses from city centre to the Gardens operate on a regular basis. The gardens are extensive. You should alot at least 3 hours for the visit. Take water with you, as it can get quite hot even in the spring. There is a small restaurant on site at the entrance. The number of varieties of species and the care given to them and the paths/roads through the park make this a relaxing learning experience. The history of the park and accompanying artifacts add to the overall feeling of being in a separate world from nearby Malaga.
Written March 20, 2020
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T McG
Hillsborough, UK104 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
I walked to here from Malaga city centre alongside the dry riverbed which was a nice walk and took little more than an hour without being stressed. I've done it a few times actually. Judging by what I saw on my visit and pictures from Summer through Autumn its obvious January isn't the best time to go as a lot of the plants will be dormant.
That said, if you have a love of nature and plants in general then you'll enjoy it anyway - as I did. Mind you they could have reduced the €5.30 fee considering there were fewer plants in flower. Still hardly a deal-breaker.
There are many lovely walks and plenty of curiosities to see. if the weather is good take a picnic as there's loads of places to sit and contemplate. There's also a cafe with a variety of food on offer. Plenty of toilet facilities also.
The palm walk was superb as was the forests of bamboo!! Loads of water features and paths to explore so you won't be bored. You can easily spend several hours here. The family's original country villa is not accessible but there are static exhibitions in various outhouses. It's still nice to see the house adjacent to the celebrated wisteria which was NOT in flower in January obviously. All in all a great day out and if you're anyway fit at all walk to it instead of taking the bus!
Apparently back in the day horse drawn carriages used to bring visitors to the house along the river bed so walking the same route kind of enhanced the experience for me!! Look out for original photographs depicting this in one of the static exhibitions behind the cafe.
Written January 25, 2024
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Richard D
9 contributions
Dec 2022
We visited this botanical garden at night, so we only had limited ability to see the various plants. We went as part of a Xmas light celebration. It was well done and quite pretty. It is necessary to book this activity in season ahead of time. There is a special bus that goes from the city center to the garden for the lights. We did see what in the proper season are probably beautiful wisterias. The trunks of the plants were enormous!
Written December 21, 2022
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Patrick East
Chicago, IL308 contributions
Jun 2020
Someone who has lived in the Malaga area for a long time suggested me to visit this botanic garden.
Definitely worth a visit, it has a nice set up and some interesting plants, trees,flowers art work etc. Everything you would expect in a botanic garden and then some.
Written June 25, 2020
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Kourosh B
36 contributions
Dec 2019
Each year I visit Malaga and this garden the first and foremost on my list of must go there again. The selection of trees are absolutely magnificient. And it is impressive to know that it was a private house and garden. Don't forget to have the quiche salad in the lovely cafe there!
Written January 28, 2020
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dennis c
31 contributions
Feb 2020
Decided to take a walk ( though a long one) to visit Jardin Botanico rather than get the number two bus to last stop and shorter walk. But as the sun was shining saw yet another side of Malaga. Was definitely worth it not just for the gardened landscape but the stunning views looking back down to Malaga and surrounding countryside. Fascinating species including the black bamboo forest and lost of small chirpy birds a distraction from the paraquettes habitating parts of Malaga these days. Well worth a half day out whilst out in Malaga.
Written March 3, 2020
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saundersmb
London, UK525 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Intriguing place that needs exploring to get the best of it it. On arrival it looks rather sparse but don’t give up on it, as you venture inside and explore it gets better and better.
A tip to note, is that the hop on hop off bus stops there, and even if you hadn’t bought a ticket you can pay a single fair to get to and back from the centre of Malaga.
Recommend you visit here.
Written September 16, 2023
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Neil H
London, United Kingdom35 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
It is quite a long walk from the last 35 bus stop from the city centre to the gardens, which seem to be bounded on two sides by very noisy motorways. There is supposed to be a path marked in green, but it only covers half the route. The plants all seemed very dry and neglected, and the labelling was rather sparse. On our return the bus, which is supposed to run about every 15 minutes, did not arrive for nearly an hour and a lot of visitors had to walk back to town down a very steep and slippery path. If you are interested in plants, the Paseo del Parque in the centre is much more attractive and just as well labelled.
Written September 9, 2023
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Hilary R
11 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We loved this gem. Fabulous trees in a lush valley just north of the city. Some of the collection had suffered a little, say 3% leaving 97% to enjoy. Plants from all over the world in an historic setting with hidden waterfalls, pools, turtles and bridges. We spent 6 euros on a 3 hour walk, there may still have been some corners we missed. The cafe was open although we didn't use it. Fab
Written May 12, 2023
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