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El Albardinal Botanic Garden at Rodalquilar in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar

El Albardinal Botanic Garden is part of the Botanic Garden Network in Andalucia. It is in the Cabo de Gata at Rodalquilar, Nijar municipality, Almeria, Andalucia

By Nick Nutter | Last Updated 23 Apr 2022 | Almería | Places To Go
Cactus garden at El Albardinal

Cactus garden at El Albardinal

El Albardinal Botanic Garden is one of the ten gardens in the Andalucian Network of Botanic Gardens in Natural Sites. The gardens in the network are centres for the conservation, recovery and reintroduction of wild species. Each centre is in a different ecological zone and concentrates on plants endemic to that zone. Not surprisingly, El Albardinal concentrates on plants from the semi-arid areas of eastern Andalucia.

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Terrains of the Cabo de Gata

El Albardinal Botanic Gardens

El Albardinal Botanic Gardens

Specific terrains include the dunes and beaches, salt marshes, gypsum areas, sub deserts of Tabernas and rocky areas found in the Cabo de Gata. A large part of the garden has been left to develop as a completely wild, natural area, with plants establishing themselves and competing with one another.

Traditional Crops

Native plants at El Albardinal

Native plants at El Albardinal

An area of particular interest grows traditional crops in arid conditions, including esparto grass, dry-farmed grains and a range of vegetables.

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Endemic plants

Endemic herbs at El Albardinal

Endemic herbs at El Albardinal

Other areas concentrate on the flowering plants and herbs endemic to the arid regions of Almeria including threatened and rare species.

Opening Times

Ornamental Pomegranate  at El Albardinal

Ornamental Pomegranate at El Albardinal

9am - 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10am - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm Saturdays and Sundays
Free to enter

Check opening times for El Albardinal Botanic Garden here

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