Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda)

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Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda)

Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda)
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The Botanic Gardens are open from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week. Please note NO dogs are allowed within the Gardens.
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Cristiana C
Malaga, Spain65 contributions
Small but beautiful garden, peaceful, well located with a nice view towards the rock and partly towards the sea.
There's also a very cute little zoo on the premises, but that one has a paid entry, while the access to the botanical garden is free.
If you go with kids, they will love the beautiful and clean playground over there.
Very well located right next to the cable car leading to the top of the rock, and just across the street from The Rock Hotel.
Written July 30, 2021
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Stephen H
London, UK26 contributions
This is a great place to escape the business of the main town.
The gardens themselves have an impressive array of Aloes a lot of which were donated by Kew. There's also beds dedicated to pelargoniums and hibiscus plus lots of cacti. If you are interested in botany, it is highly recommended.
They have also begun a programme of restoration and a lot of the beds have been re-planted and a layer of red volcanic rock laid which sets the plants of nicely.
Credit is due to the staff for their hard work in maintaining it to such a high standard.
There was a sunken dell which was locked so we could only view it from the perimeter which was a pity. And all this for free!
Written November 7, 2021
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CustardVoyager
Dunsford, UK30 contributions
Charming gardens with a really interesting selection of plants and trees set out in a variety of themes. Free toilets also located just to the left of the entrance. Small zoo also located at the back for a small fee.
Written July 22, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
"Gibraltar Botanic Gardens", also known as "The Alameda Gardens", date from 1816 and were built by order of the then British Governor General of Gibraltar. The gardens were renovated in 1991 and display a nice combination of native and foreign species. A bronze bust on a marble column honors, since 1858, the memory of General George Augustus Elliot, commander of the Gibraltar garrison during the "Great Siege of Gibraltar" (1779-1783), during the American War of Independence. General Elliot is praised for his successful defense of the fortress and the decisive defeat of the Spanish and French attackers. It is not a must visit, nor unforgettable, but you can enjoy nice relaxing moments under the shades of its trees. Enjoy!
Written March 6, 2020
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DuckysWife
United Kingdom632 contributions
Such a vast collection of beautiful healthy plants in just 15 acres. There is no fee to walk around, however pay £5 per adult and visit small animals in the Conservation park at the far end. Toilets and a mosaic map are on the left next to the entrance BEFORE you climb the steps. Paths are clear, clean and easy to navigate with gradual climbs. Romantic place to have your photograph taken.
Written October 23, 2020
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Christine F
Heysham, UK219 contributions
Family
We are a family with various diabilities and yes if you want to climb all the stairs at the front gate it will take a while or you could choose the disabled access just past the car park. Large clean toilets, various diferrent themed plants and wonderful statues throughout. We got to sit and watch the tortise just sunbathing on the rocks by one of the many benches. The giant goldfish loved our visit they liked coming up to the water's edge to see us all very beautifully designed.
Written February 7, 2020
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,528 contributions
Couples
We visited out of season so we weren't seeing this place at its best unfortunately.
Many of the paths were closed which meant getting around was difficult. Lots of diggers and piles of earth everywhere including beside the Wellington statue so you couldn't really take a good photo. The labelling of plants wasn't good so we didn't always know what we were looking at. There was some information about the statues, but botanic gardens generally provide labels for the plants too. The reason given for some of path closures was honey bee activity which we found strange as bees are part of the nature we had come to see. ( there were warnings about the processionary caterpillars which I presume aren't native as there is control activity in evidence).

All in all not the experience we had hoped for.

There are toilets here, which needed fixing as the waste pipe was broken at the basins.

Obviously popular area as we saw people working out here, but it needs a bit of love.
Written February 9, 2020
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hotroni
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK102 contributions
Couples
Despite it being an unusually rainy and grey day we had a lovely time around the gardens that are kept beautiful by the staff there were more staff than visitors that day. The facilities. Were good and it was all clean. The only part of the gardens not looking great was the natural weed area (this was specially grown to feed some of the animals in the conservation area) and that idea is spot on
Written February 23, 2020
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Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
While quite small, the botanic gardens are a great place to spend a quiet half hour away from the main sights. The highlight has to be the Dell, with its little fountain and manicured gardens, which we couldn't actually enter but could view from above. Its not to far from the centre so if you want an escape, this is the place to come.
Written August 13, 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI713 contributions
Not far from the bustling city center is this beautiful park. It is not a huge park by any measure, but it is well maintained and worth an hour or two of wandering.

Bonus: it is located very close to the cable car station.
Written August 8, 2022
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