Perfect for a daytime stroll or a tranquil evening walk, Gibraltar’s Botanical Gardens were originally created in 1816. The Lieutenant-Governor, General Sir George Don legalised a sequence of lotteries to help contribute towards the expense of the gardens creation, which was also supported by voluntary donations. The General stated that the Gardens should be a place “where the inhabitants might enjoy the air protected from the extreme heat of the sun”.
After falling into a state of decay it was rejuvinated in the 1970’s for everyone to enjoy once again. The Botanical Gardens contain a wealth of varied vegetation and extraordinary plants and trees from everywhere in the planet and the gardens also feature a beautiful outside theatre.
Another enthralling thing is the way that the Alameda Botanical Gardens is on the record of official wedding venues. They are typically held in a zone reputed to be the “Dell” which has an extension disregarding it and a heavenly encased zone for the ceremon. Provided that you are coming to Gibraltar to get hitched you may be intrigued to learn that it has ended up being quite popular to wed in the Dell and then hold the gathering at the specacular Mons Calpe Suite on the top of The Rock, placed 412m above ocean level with in the Cable Car Top Station complex. To discover more head off to Mons Calpe Suite and check out the official website at www.gibraltargardens.gi
The Alameda Botanical Gardens are found by Grand Parade on Red Sands Road, right next to the Cable Car base station which is also convenient should you wish to take a trip up to the top of The Rock before or after your visit to the gardens. You can find Grand Parade at the south end of Main Street, simply keep strolling past the Governors residence which is known as The Convent and continue past Trafalgar Cemetery and you can’t miss it. Alternatively, you can catch any of the buses detailed below.
You can catch Buses 2, 3 or 4 which will all drop you off at the cable car bus stop on Elliot’s Way which is exceptionally close to the Gardens. Just ask the driver and they will be able to tell you how to get to the Botanical Gardens, but it is a very easy walk straight along Red Sands Road, past the cable car station and you are there.
There is also very limited parking available in Grand Parade car park if you chose to drive, but be warned that this car park is almost always full as residents use it to keep their cars.