Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler






Thursday, 12 February 2015

Garden Club March visit - Jardine Botanico Molino de Inca

Our next garden club meeting is a visit to Jardine Botanico Molino de Inca on 10 March.

We are suggesting that members may wish to call into the restaurant that is close by before returning home and take coffee and /or have lunch (at their own expense!)  

The name “Molino de Inca” originated from a licence obtained by Joseph de Inca Sotomayor in 1700 for the construction of two flour mills to be powered by the “Manantial de Torremolinos” (Torremolinos Springs), “Manantial del Albercón” (Albercon Springs), “Manantial de Inca” (Inca Springs) and the “Manantial de La Cueva” (La Cueva Springs).

The Garden, which was designed by the municipal technician Manuel Simón, was opened to the public in Spring 2003. With over 70 species of palm trees, it is one of mainland Spain’s top three outdoor public palm gardens.

Molino de IncaMolino de IncaPlano del Molino de Inca

The garden’s most interesting trees include an enormous Eucalyptus and a one-hundred year-old Araucaria of more than 50 metres in height, which is located in the centre of a maze.

Numerous viewpoints overlooking the gardens, together with a dozen aviaries distributed throughout the grounds, offer visitors the opportunity to detach themselves from the overcrowded atmosphere which prevails on the Costa del Sol.


 

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