If you are spending some time in Barcelona and need to get away for a while from the bustle of the city, today’s proposal on “one-day trips around Barcelona” will be perfect for you. From ShBarcelona’s blog we invite you to discover the Marimurtra Botanical Garden, located in the town of Blanes, in the province of Girona. It was created almost 90 years ago by the German Carl Faust, a botany passionate, with the initial idea for it to become the International Mediterranean Biological Station, and has finished being one of the oldest and most valuable botanical gardens in Europe, very interesting from a landscape point of view, as well as in the biological field of conservation, research and outreach.
Marimurtra Botanical Garden covers an area of 4 hectares of alive plants and shows over than 3,000 species corresponding to subtropical, temperate and Mediterranean climates around the world, including some unique species very difficult to see and a forest of about 10 hectares. Inside Marimurtra and in addition to the gardens of each climate zone, you’ll find all kinds of facilities that require a place with a scientific activity: greenhouses, garden center, a laboratory, a specialized library, a weather station, a herbarium, A genebank and even a shop.
Marimurtra is a living garden constantly changing depending on the year season, with blooming species, so, you should visit it several times if you want to enjoy all its glory.