Botanical Gardens, Rodalquilar

The main building at the entrance to the gardens

Here are some photos of the Botanical Gardens in Rodalquilar taken during a brief visit last Thursday.

Prickly pears in the cactus area

Prickly pear flower

Strolling around the gardens

The gardens are quite colourful at the moment as the Jacaranda trees are in flower as well the prickly pear cacti and the pomegranate trees.

Diplademia trees

Also, there are some standard diplademia trees with glossy red flowers. Digby discovered some small specimens of these for sale, 3 for 1 euro, in the back of a van at Campohermoso market last week and they are doing very well on our terrace in pots.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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One Response to Botanical Gardens, Rodalquilar

  1. Angela says:

    It looks wonderful there.I am glad that the unique flora is being cared for.
    Those trees will be so lovely!

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