Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid

#7 of 55 in Parks in Madrid
Garden · Nature / Park
Set in the heart of the city, Real Jardin Botanico maintains 90,000 plants and flowers,1,500 trees and the largest herbarium in Spain. Began originally as Kind Ferdianand the IV’s private botanical garden for unique species from Spain’s colonies, the garden specializes in researching botany, so you’ll find the names of all the plants on the Terraze de la Escuelas Botanicas. For simple aesthetics, stop at La Terraza de los Cuadros, where you’ll find a large collection of ornamentals. To visit Real Jardin Botanico and get the most from your holiday in Madrid, create itinerary details personal to you using our Madrid road trip website.
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  • Our early-March visit was not the best time to visit this modest (20 aces) botanical garden just south of the Prado Museum. But we enjoyed walking through the garden, especially the greenhouse...  more »
  • So the downside was it did take around 45 minutes for me to queue on a January day with good weather. However, once in it was pretty with interesting plants to learn about, and the greenhouses were...  more »
  • This place gets 5 stars, solely for its amazing Bonsai tree collection. The best collection I've ever seen, with a wide variety of trees. Went in September and saw a few trees that had fully sized fruit on, I think it was pomegranate and maybe a pear? Really well designed section of the garden - it's right at the top so make sure to go. The rest of the park is good maybe 4/5 stars.
  • Loved it! Well I love botanical gardens in general but it's a very pleasant, chill way to see the flora and fauna, it does cost to get in but I think it was like 4€ and if you're a student with ID you can get a discount. Nice little break from a little tourist jaunt.

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