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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ornamental Pomegranate at El Albardinal
9am - 2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10am - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm Saturdays and Sundays
Free to enter