Jardín Artístico Nacional Huerto Del Cura

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Jardín Artístico Nacional Huerto Del Cura

Jardín Artístico Nacional Huerto Del Cura
4.5
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jesperethomsen
Bronshoej, Denmark37 contributions
Jul 2021
Surprisingly positive experience. A great place to cool down in the heat and look at the wonderful plants and animals…and, of course, palms.

Only downside was that the speed of the website was slow, so the audio commentary never worked, but still well worth the time.
Written July 20, 2021
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LindaTonyAirtrace
El Campillo, Spain43 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Well worth a visit . For a small entrance fee you can spend a leisurely hour ( or more) walking through the forest of palm trees and other tropical plants . There are various ponds with wild life as well as the peacocks roaming . Plenty of opportunities for fab photos . I’ve attached photos of the entrance as it easily missed . We parked for free on the streets about 5 min walk from the park
Written February 3, 2020
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,520 contributions
Oct 2021
This garden is tranquil. Its prime point of interest is the Imperial Palm, named after the 1894 visit to Elche by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The trickle of water here and there is calming. Ducks and peacocks hold sway. There is an entry fee and a gift shop. If you can visit late in the afternoon, it is a really nice venue to end off the touring day.
Written November 13, 2021
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AriHelsinki
Helsinki, Finland4,747 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Second visit here. Easy to reach from Alicante by the commuter train, short distance. Elce is also a beautiful small town. Palm forest is remarkable but Huerto del Cura Garden is so beautiful. Green oasis with different garden sections. There is also a small kiosk with local palm tree products, honey...The highlight of the garden is the Imperial Palm Tree.
Written August 1, 2020
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Howard M
Cobham, UK38 contributions
Oct 2014
I don't really like gardens that much. The only thing I like about Wisely RHS is the playground and having picnics. I never liked the plants.
My Mum and Dad forced me to go. I'm glad I went. It was amazing. We saw loads of Bird of Paradises.
I really liked the stepping stones. They are so fun. They are quite big and close together so it's more hard to fall in.
The most amazing thing is the palm tree with 8 trunks!
At the end there is a beautiful water fountain. All the water comes out of a enormous shell.
At the end we had are favourite ice cream.
When you first come in someone will take a photo of you. Make sure you smile.
When you leave you can go and get a key ring, a calendar or a fridge magnet with your picture on it.
I had a brilliant day.
Jasmina ( age 8 )
Written October 23, 2014
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xlal
Ikast, Denmark6 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
The Huerto del Cura gardens are indeed worth a visit. It is small but packed with Palm trees and an excellent collection of cactus. I belive you won't see anything like it anywhere in the world. Even in mid July, it was not crowded at all. You can relax in the shade of the many trees and you can even buy species or seeds. Contrary to what is written in other reviews, the garden is very easy to find (well signposted from the main roads) and parking was extremly easy. Just opposite the garden entrance is the Hotel Huerto del Cura. Here you will find parking areas. From 12 to 17.30 the parking is free. Entrance is only 5 EUR for adults and 3 EUR for studens. All in all a very rewarding visit. Fantastic photo oppotunities.
Written July 17, 2012
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John B
Stockton-on-Tees, UK395 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We visited the gardens as part of a day in Elche. We parked in the underground car park SABA at Cases Mare de Déu, 03202 Elche. It has very good clean loos and is right next to the tourist information kiosk. The tourist officer gave us a booklet and leaflets of recommended places to visit. He suggested we visit the Basilica Santa Maria first and then catch the road train, which took in the Municipal Park, the El Huerto del Curo and the Palm Grove. This was excellent advice. Whilst waiting for the train we walked through the Municipal Park, which offered shade under the many and varied trees and plants. We boarded the train just outside the Park (& Tourist info office) and it set off through the park where we got a multi-lingual commentary. The train then took us through the streets to the El Huerto del Curo. The train stops about 100 metres from the gardens. We alighted and planned our visit to last an hour so we could get on the next train and finish the tour. The gardens, which are relatively small (13,000 sq mts) are an amazing collection of cacti, palm and citrus trees, flowers, terrapins, carp and peacocks.
For your €5 admission you get a useful guide book and a numbered walking route so you don’t miss anything. At the end of the walk there is a well-stocked shop with reasonably priced refreshments. You can stay as long as you want and there are plenty of seats where you can chill out.
We left and hopped back on the road train which then trundled along to the Palm Grove. You can walk or cycle through the palms but it was very hot and the terrain in places looked uneven so we let the train take the strain. The train affords you a good view of many of the 200,000 trees. On returning to the tourist office we looked for a nice café and can recommend Cerveceria La Surena in Plaza Congreso Eucaristico, which is opposite the Basilica Santa Maria.
Written June 23, 2017
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l5antti
Helsinki, Finland776 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
We came to the garden by car and it was very hard to find parking place although it was low season. We found a very tight place for a car just by the garden where is a small parking lot.

The garden is like a green oasis with all palms, cactuses, pond, animals and other plants. It gives nice shade in a sunny day. Area is not so big and easily walked through in an hour. The best part with kids was a pond with turtles and birds. Also cactuses and palms are gorgeous. Other parts are bit boring offering nothing really interesting than an atmosphere.

Whole area is easily accessible by prams and wheelchair. There are toilets and cafe/souvenir kiosk. The reason to came here is just a great scene of all these trees and plants. Unfortunately we didn't go into Parque El Palmeral which you should check also.

We tried also find a lunch place in Elche but it was really hard. There was only cafes and couple of not so good looking restaurants around the square in city center.
Written March 19, 2016
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,888 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Elche is about a one hour drive from Benidorm. We wanted to visit the garden, which is a well publicised tourist attraction. Elche has the largest concentration of palm trees, estimated at between 200 and 300 thousand. The "Huerto" is a small to medium plot of land where palm trees are grown. Each Huerto is named after it's owner and this one was owned by the priest or chaplain,Jose Castano Sanchez.

The park is very well laid out, considering it's relatively small size of 13,000 square metres. Entry is 5 Euros per adult and comes with a small guide book in your language. There are not just palm trees. There is a cacti area and water features as well as many colourful flowers and birds.

The much publicised lily pond was not in evidence. I have no idea why and it was a little disappointing but it is still a beautiful place none the less. There are some peacocks, both the brightly coloured variety and some white ones. There is also a toilet block and a small stall selling souvenirs and date products. All in all, an enjoyable half day out.
Written April 5, 2015
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SamadhiLove
Reading, UK50 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
There is a small entrance fee to get into this garden, but it is worth it as it is very well maintained. The various cacti are amazing and the palm trees are stunning. We sat on one of the benches for a few minutes and listened to the birds and the sound of the lake, it was beautiful. There is a shop near the entrance if you want to purchase reminders.
Written May 11, 2014
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