Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Alameda Garden




The Alameda Garden, in Gibraltar, was founded in 1816 by the governor of Gibraltar as a place of recreation for its residents.  The name "Alameda," is Spanish for "tree lined boulevard."  It covers an area of fifteen acres and displays a collection of plants from Mediterranean climates around the world.

 The park was once used as a graveyard, so if you visit, take the time to find and read the markers.

The garden is open from 8 AM until dusk.  Admission is free.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry - I'd love to go to Gibraltar one day ... the Alameda Garden sounds so interesting and what a good idea to 'build' it around the old graveyard ... the markers must be historically so fascinating .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It's an added bonus when a garden contains a bit of history.

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  2. just the word Alameda sounds inviting

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  3. Well I guess we know what helps fertilize the garden.

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  4. Hi Sherry. I had to Google this to get a better look! It was well worth it; the gardens look very well established and very verdant and lush! It appears to be a popular venue for weddings too.
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    1. It certainly would be a great setting for wedding pictures.

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  5. I really like those steps. Steps in places like that tell me there is an adventure there.

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    1. I bet a little kid would love climbing up and down them.

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