Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico

Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico

Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Geoff S
Wexford, Ireland39 contributions
Jan 2020
I had tried to visit here several years ago but did not manage to find it. That seems odd now that I have been - it is not as though it is small enough to miss! We all know the story about it being a reclaimed rubbish dump. But not only is it an amazing collection of palms (which I wanted to see) it is also laid out in a really artistic way so that anyone who can drag themselves away from their smart phones for an hour, will really enjoy. Unlike so many developments, this was not created with a load of money with no thought for maintenance and it is really well kept. I got the impression that not only is it a world-class botanic collection of palms it was also likely to become one of the highlights of a trip to Tenerife. Well done to all involved. There are great views of the sea and the opera house too. Admission is 5euro (if I remember right) and you could easily lose yourself in the gardens for a couple of hours even if one palm looks much like another to you. There are toilets and vending machines. If you are near Santa Cruz you will want to see the opera house - combine it with a visit to the Palmetum. There is lots of parking just outside though we were in La Laguna and the tram line 1 ends a ten minute walk away.
Written January 26, 2020
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We hope that you have had a great day in our large garden, we thank you for your assessment and we appreciate your opinion, we look forward to your return soon. Greetings from El Palmetum.
Written May 11, 2020
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Roger S
Derby, UK94 contributions
Apr 2022
I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours walking around the Palmetum and studying the plants. The plants and the different habitats are well labelled. This is an excellent example of environmental restoration - the city's rubbish dump has been transformed into a beautiful botanical garden, showcasing tropical plants, particularly palms, from around the world. It's very good value at €6. There are great views over the city, the surrounding mountains and the busy port. The gift shop is very small - I would like to have seen a larger selection of items for sale.
Written April 25, 2022
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Quarterpenny
London, UK41 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Visited many botanical gardens around the world - this ks one of the best & a joy to be outside.

Does great work as evidenced by prizes, suggest showcase that more plus introduce a cafe - took me a while to find. Maybe better signposting from bus station & tram stop (10 min walk)
Written January 1, 2023
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Tony H
Great Harwood, UK49 contributions
Feb 2020
We were staying in Costa Adeje and took the bus to Santa Cruz. The Palmetum is only 10 mins walk from the bus station. Head for the Opera building and it is 400 yards further along the prom. Everything is well laid out and the guide leaflet (50 cents ) is informative and a must to enhance your visit. We spent over an hour on a leisurely stroll among the vast array of palms and foliage. We spotted a number of birds and butterflies as we strolled around the gardens. It would have been nice to have a cafe stop during the walk and maybe that could be provided without damaging the overall theme of the garden. A lovely experience.
Written February 13, 2020
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We hope that you have had a great day in our large garden, we thank you for your assessment and we appreciate your opinion, we look forward to your return soon. Greetings from El Palmetum.
Written May 11, 2020
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,739 contributions
Oct 2022
This attraction was included on our cruise ship excursion of the island's gardens; otherwise it probably would not have been on my "Must See" list of things to do in Tenerife, especially on a hot day as the garden walkways have little shade. Probably a morning walk in the park would be best.

We were lucky to be in the park to see its highlight palm blooming, the Corypha from India. Signs around it explained its significance - blooms/fruits/dies after 30 to 80 years with a 7 meter inflorescence/spike with many small yellow flowers at its top and has gigantic fans/leaves. Other notable palms for me were those with silver foliage. Our guide pointed out other trees that had been planted amongst the palms for their medicinal and culinary interest like papaya, water apple tree with its red fruit, kapok/silk tree with a seed open showing the fluff used in pillow fillings, red banana plants. The park is mainly a green park, although there was a lovely specimen of the plant, "Love lies Bleeding". I did appreciate walking on the wide paved paths amidst greenery, even though there was a sameness in seeing so many varieties of palm trees. We stayed about 1 hour in the park, but visitors would need more time to also complete the blue walking Route.

We mainly stuck to the red walking route, located on the outer side of the hill, but we also had a short diversion into the center of the hill - the Octagon - to see a stream filled with blue flowering Water Hyacinth plants. The view point on the Red Route provides good photos of the unusual architecture of the Auditorium and the water park (Parque Maritime), both nearby the spacious parking lot for the Palmetum.

At the entrance, each visitor is given a rather big brochure, when unfolded, which shows the layout of the park, the 2 walking routes, and special plants to look at. There is a short paragraph for those plants explaining their significance. I found the information overwhelming while walking on the path, but enjoyed reading about what I had seen later in the day. The brochure also explains how the artificial hill was formed and a spot in the garden where visitors can see the fertile soil created from the refuse.

It is an unusual park that focuses mainly on palm varieties and has made an unsightly area of Tenerife green using the fertile soil left from the refuse dumped there over the years. The Palmetum has won awards for both of those results. It was well maintained with palms growing in spacious lawns or in garden beds.
Written December 27, 2022
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain567 contributions
Aug 2020
On a headland overlooking the port of Santa Cruz and the coast sits this attractive and well maintained botanical garden with exhibits from Africa, the Americas, Madagascar, Oceania etc. The visit is enjoyable with some fantastic viewpoints and unusual plants and costs a little over 6 euros per person. We found it an enjoyable wa to spend a warm afternoon.
Written September 11, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review, it's very important for us to know all sorts of opinions to keep improving every day! We are very glad to hear that people are enjoying the park :D
Written October 23, 2020
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auntieh22
East Preston, UK117 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to these beautiful botanical gardens. It’s difficult to believe that only twenty years ago this was landfill site. The collection of exotic plants and trees is beautifully set out, interspersed with waterfalls lakes and streams. We saw geckos, birds and many beautiful butterflies flying freely. Nothing in cages at all. We’re especially liked the Octagon section and who would have thought there are so many different types of palm tree. Everywhere there are glimpses of the sea and there are quiet spaces where you can sit and admire the views. Set on hill, it’s easy to find your way round. There’s a lift to the top and from there work your way down. You can get round in about two hours but we stayed longer as there was so much to see. Easy to find and plenty of free parking on site. Not to be missed. All rubbish tips should be like this one! Well done to everyone who has worked so hard to make it lovely.
Written January 17, 2020
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We hope that you have had a great day in our large garden, we thank you for your assessment, and we appreciate your opinion, we look forward to your return soon. Greetings from El Palmetum.
Written May 11, 2020
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Jo B
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK66 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited at around 2pm on a Thursday. Despite a horrendous journey and bus service (TITSA) we found the park very easily from the bus station. Whilst not in the most glamorous of locations, once you are inside the park grounds it was absolutely stunning. There were ALL kinds of different flora and STUNNING views. It was very peaceful and while we were there, in March, it was very quiet. It was well sign posted and there were accessible toilets. We spent around an hour in the park and it was very affordable! Highly recommend!
Written March 19, 2022
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FloopySandlet101
Basel, Switzerland332 contributions
Jul 2020
Even if you don't, actually the Palmetum in Santa Cruz was just pure awesome. We absolutely loved seeing the exotic plants and flowers from all over the world, ranging from Brazil to India, to the Canary Islands, to Morocco, Madagascar, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, etc. etc. Simply splendid. And just so cool, literally! It was 34C° when we were there and the lovely trees provided a lot of natural shade for us to cool down too.

Honestly, words can't really describe the colors, the patterns, the styles, so in essence, the diversity of the flowers and plants on display. Just go see it for yourself. Must-see 5/5
Written July 25, 2020
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We hope that you have had a great day in our large garden, we thank you for your assessment and we appreciate your opinion, we look forward to your return soon. Greetings from El Palmetum.
Written August 25, 2020
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judriux
Belfast, UK29 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Beautiful and really big botanic park. We spent there few hours being almost alone.
Has a lot of beautiful plants, trees and of course palms!
Also you can see capital Santa Cruz and make fotos of if from far.
Really enjoyed walking around even though the weather was not good and was raining a bit.
Written October 27, 2020
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We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you will return to our beautiful island and, of course, to our Palmetum.
Written November 2, 2020
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