Saturday, 16 May 2015

Estepona Orchidarium

Housed in a modern-style building with a 30-metre-high central glass dome and a tall waterfall, is the centrepiece of the new 15,000 m2 Estepona’s “Central Park”.

The orchidarium is the biggest in Europe and accordingly, has more than 4,000 different species. Is the home of vegetable specimens from all five continents, coexisting within the same space.  Divided into two areas of 1000 m2 separated by a bamboo forest, you can find beside others the flower “Ylan Ylan” (Cananga odarata) , a very famous flower among high-end perfumers, like Chanel or Dior. 

But there is not only flowers and plants, also you will find some small tenants who will help to control unwanted pests and insects. The Phelsuma Klemmerii is a daytime Madagascar gecko that loves bamboo forests. Its only 10 cm length but looks very nice with his bright colors skin.

Next time you visit Estepona you cannot miss this place to enjoy with your family. A mixture of colours, fragrance and sensations that will surprise you.

On this one minute video you can find out the radical transformation of the area.

The opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 11-14h & 18-21h. On Fridays and Saturdays the botanical garden is open from till 23h.  It is closed on Mondays.

There are public parking spaces near by the garden.

The address is:

Parque botanico-orquidario Estepona
Calle Salvador Dalí, 22
29680 Estepona
GPS: 36.429650, -5.146814

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