A botanic treasury on subtropical Tenerife

Botanic treasury

In the harbour town Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife there’s an old botanical garden (1788).

It is a true treasury: this Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava. It has a classic layout, and is filled with tropical and subtropical trees and plants that will amaze you.

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Impressive exotic tropical and sub-tropical plants over here, with flowers in all forms and colours.

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Trees with amazing structures…

In the centre of the garden, grows a very strange and a bit horrifying tree, the Coussapoa Dealbata from South America, with a lot branches that become trunks again.

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Callandria with busy bee (or wasp?).

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Look twice and you’ll see the gekko!

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Sunlight playing with palms and pine apple.

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Triangle forms (Colletia cruciata) and curly ferns.

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I composed this flatlay from path findings, collected from the garden floor. 🍃

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Information on this botanic treasury of Tenerife

See this Tenerife website to discover where to find this garden.