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L'Albarda Mediterranean Garden
Beautiful setting to enjoy Alicante's native flowers
Alicante's whitewashed walls provide a neutral background for the vibrant colours of the flowers cascading down from balconies and gardens in the Alicante region for many months of the year.
The vivid reds, blues, oranges, yellows and pinks combine to create a riot of colour while the scents fight for attention. Walking through the streets and town parks enables you to enjoy the rich colours and aromas of lavender, geraniums, rosemary, and orange blossom. if you want to find out more about Alicante plants, there is a beautiful garden with hundreds of flowers, shrubs and trees to discover.
L'Albarda Mediterranean garden was set up in 1990 to conserve the native flora and fauna. Visiting the vast garden with a grandiose pink villa and swimming pool is a delightful way to spend a few hours. The garden is near the La Sella golf course, between Denia and Javea.
There are about 50,000 square metres of gardens featuring 700 native plants including formal landscaped gardens, a mini orchard and topiary. You feel as though you are moving back in time as you step into the Renaissance garden, which remain a legacy to the Arabs who ruled this part of Spain for 700 years until they were overthrown in the 15th century. The Moors introduced irrigation systems as well as bringing new plants, foods and spices to Spain.
As well as the Renaissance garden, there is also a Valencian rose garden, trees, orange orchard, rockeries and ponds. There are beautiful statues, terraces and a long tiled wall with benches to sit and admire the different flowers and shrubs.
The grand pink villa has a large terrace overlooking the pool and gardens where you can enjoy a snack (coffee and home-made cake). L'Albarda also hosts concerts throughout the year so you can enjoy live music in the garden to help raise funds to maintain the grounds.
L'Albarda Mediterranean Garden is open all year, except August, from 10am to 2pm for a €5 entry fee.
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