1. Garden La Concepcion
An English-style landscaped garden with more than 2,000 species from the five continents. The Historical-Botanical Garden La Concepcion is a small paradise on the outskirts of the capital of the Costa del Sol. Walking under its monumental trees and among tropical plants is a unique experience, not only for the lush beauty of the area, but also for its romantic atmosphere.
Fountains, waterfalls, stairways and even a palace decorate the landscape of La Conception, created by the Marquises of Casa Loring in 1855, a family of American origin. During the visit, you will also see the artifacts of the Loringiano Museum or go "Around the World in 80 Trees", one of the themed routes offered in this captivating place. Are you in?
2. Finca de la Consula
Another botanical garden full of history is the Finca de la Consula, in the district of Churriana. Inside, you will find flowerbeds full of exotic plants and a garden house converted into the Hotel School of Malaga. Once you’ve visited, you will understand why Ernest Hemingway fell in love with this old ranch.
3. Orchidarium Estepona
If you like flowers, the largest collection of orchids in Europe awaits you on the Costa del Sol. This is the Orchidarium Estepona, a botanical park with over 1,300 species, including a bamboo forest, vertical gardens, a lake and waterfalls. Under its three glass domes, you will attend a unique spectacle of colour and aromas.
4. The Botanical Garden of Cacti 'Mora i Bravard'
In Casarabonela, the Botanical Garden of Cacti 'Mora i Bravard' brings together one of the best collections of succulent plants in the continent, thanks to the work of Joan Mora and Edwige Bravard. Its 2,500 species will take you in an imaginary journey through different regions of the planet. And, of course, after the visit, you could enjoy the charms of this white villages located in the Sierra de las Nieves.
5. Parque del Cerezal
About 9 miles separate the Cactus Garden from the Parque del Cerezal, which is located in the town of Ojen. Its Nature Interpretation Centre allows you to discover the native flora of Malaga. It’s an appropriate place for all ages for its easy route. You can also enjoy a family day, having lunch at the picnic area located inside.
6. El Angel Marbella
Lakes and waterfalls are also part of the landscape of the Jardín Botánico El Ángel, in Marbella. It is divided into three spaces: the romantic garden, the tropical garden and the cross paths garden. The most striking species that can be found among its 49,200 square feet are the ancient ficus and palm trees.