Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion

Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, Malaga: Hours, Address, Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion Reviews: 4.5/5

Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion

Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
About
The Historic Botanical Garden of La Concepcion is an English landscape garden with more than 150 years of history. Located at the northern entrance of the Spanish city of Malaga, it is one of the few gardens with subtropical climate plants that exist in Europe. It has more than fifty thousand plants, of two thousand tropical, subtropical and autochthonous species, highlighting the collection with more than a hundred different species of palms, bamboos, aquatic plants and its historic garden. Originally it was a recreational farm for a family of the upper middle class of the city since the middle of the 19th century.
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Fiona P
Gibraltar58 contributions
A little oasis
May 2021
We stumbled across this little gem when searching for things to do in Malaga. It is fantastic. Hidden away so you wouldn't know it was there. Staff were super friendly. So many different parts to see, from the Garden of the Senses, which was a feast for the eyes and nose, to the Gonzalez Andreu Garden, which was really shady and full of water features. The Forest Route takes you around the perimeter of the gardens while the historical gazebo gives you stunning views across Malaga. Unfortunately the Wisteria Arbour was no longer in bloom, but from the scale of the structure you can image how stunning it would be. The cafe is lovely and we had lunch as well as afternoon coffee there. There are so many different places to enjoy here that we will definitely be going back again.
Written 1 June 2021
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Margaux M
Belgium16 contributions
Perfect morning in nature
Sep 2020
A perfect place to walk in nature and see what kind of plants there are in the world. My companion on the trip studies biology so he had a lot of interesting facts, but if you're not as lucky there is a tour around the gardens which I believe leaves at 12. There are also a lot of small frogs and other interesting little animals in the water and the trees.
Written 16 September 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria15,224 contributions
Magnificent garden
Aug 2020
Very interesting botanical garden, there is an old part of more than 100 years, with waterfalls and tree-covered paths, as well as a new part - cactus garden, observation post, garden with useful plants, etc. There is a coffee and toilets in the garden, and if you want to see it all, be prepared for ascents and descents.
Written 27 August 2020
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FarAway819837
14 contributions
Sooo Relaxing
Aug 2020 • Friends
My partner and I visited on Friday, having heard good things about the gardens.
I initially wasn't sure it'd be very good in August, both because of the heat and because of the possibility of lots of visitors, but I needn't have been concerned.

There is a lot of shade as there are so many tall trees and, as its away from the main tourism hub of Málaga, not too many visitors.

We spent 4 hours there, including lunch, but could have easily been there for much longer.

Lunch in the cafe there was tasty, homemade, nutricious and great value, but there are also lots of picnic tables dotted around the garden grounds, great for families and people on a narrow budget who'd like to bring their own food.

My favourite bits from this visit were the bamboo forest, the quiche in the cafe and the views, but I think we're likely to visit again and again so those may change.

Highly recommended.
Written 15 August 2020
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Patrick East
Chicago, IL304 contributions
definitely worth a visit
Jun 2020
Someone who has lived in the Malaga area for a long time suggested me to visit this botanic garden.
Definitely worth a visit, it has a nice set up and some interesting plants, trees,flowers art work etc. Everything you would expect in a botanic garden and then some.
Written 25 June 2020
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Barry Leslie
nova scotia17 contributions
stunning surprise
Mar 2020
We visited these gardens on our last full day in the region. We stumbled upon it online. It is very easy to find and had lots of parking if you have a car. Buses from city centre to the Gardens operate on a regular basis. The gardens are extensive. You should alot at least 3 hours for the visit. Take water with you, as it can get quite hot even in the spring. There is a small restaurant on site at the entrance. The number of varieties of species and the care given to them and the paths/roads through the park make this a relaxing learning experience. The history of the park and accompanying artifacts add to the overall feeling of being in a separate world from nearby Malaga.
Written 20 March 2020
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dennis c
27 contributions
Hidden gem
Feb 2020
Decided to take a walk ( though a long one) to visit Jardin Botanico rather than get the number two bus to last stop and shorter walk. But as the sun was shining saw yet another side of Malaga. Was definitely worth it not just for the gardened landscape but the stunning views looking back down to Malaga and surrounding countryside. Fascinating species including the black bamboo forest and lost of small chirpy birds a distraction from the paraquettes habitating parts of Malaga these days. Well worth a half day out whilst out in Malaga.
Written 3 March 2020
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Neil M
13 contributions
Highlight of our Málaga trip.
Feb 2020
The gardens are located 15 minutes from the centre by bus.
My partner and i spent a leisurely 4 hours here wandering. The gardens are home to an amazing variety of plants and trees, we really enjoyed escaping from the city to some peace and quiet surrounded by nature. We stopped a couple of times to have lunch and a coffee in the little cafe which, although small, served a good variety of delicious food. I had the lasange and salad which was excellent!
Would recommend visiting earlier in the day to avoid crowds so as to enjoy the peacefulness of the gardens more.
Only downside, at no fault of the gardens, are the surrounding roads which can be heard from almost every corner of the gardens.
Written 23 February 2020
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Helen L
9 contributions
Pleasant and relaxing
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not the best botanic gardens I have ever been to, but such a welcome escape from the main town for a few hours in nature. Plenty of trails to walk around. A good quality and reasonably priced cafe (toasted sandwich and tea for €5, and they were happy to refill our water bottles). You can get the special tourist bus directly to the entrance and don't have to pay the usual €20+ plus fare - February 2020 it was €1.30 per person each way. Search for the route 91 timetable, which does change with the seasons, and then work out your nearest pick up point. At the bus stop, there should be a printed route map for the buses which go past there to confirm you are in the right place, but don't be surprised if it then doesn't show on the electronic signs, you might just have to keep your eyes peeled and wave as it approaches! When you get back on to leave, you can say to the driver which stop you need, and they will most likely helpfully call out to you when you get there.
Written 23 February 2020
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Paulbpm
Beverley, UK28 contributions
Leaving
Feb 2020 • Family
There should be no charge for this garden. It is unremarkable. I am struggling to write anything else about it. Except to say that the ‘viewing area’ afforded views of the nearby dual carriageway and that this was not an uplifting experience. That’s it. I’ve nothing left to say.
Written 18 February 2020
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