Barcelona Botanical Garden Overview

Spend a day at the Barcelona Botanical Garden, one of the most stunning gardens in the city, and home to over 1000 different species of plants from all across the world. Located on a gentle slope in Montjuïc Park, the garden aims to preserve and promote the collections of Mediterranean plants around the world.

The Barcelona Botanical Garden (Jardí Botànic de Barcelona) is a botanical garden located in the Montjuïc mountains of Barcelona. The garden was founded in 1999 and occupies an area of over 15 hectares. The garden is home to more than 1,000 plant species, as well as a library, herbarium, and research center. 

The Barcelona Botanical Garden is divided into a series of terraces. The lower terraces are home to the Mediterranean Garden, which features plants from the Mediterranean region. The upper terraces are home to the Arid Garden, which features plants from arid regions of the world. The gardens also feature a series of ponds and streams. 

You can also find five other sections based on the different locations of the world where the trees and plants come from. In addition to the Australia section where you can find the Silicon Shrubs, you can also head to the South Africa section, which is home to the Savanna trees. Then there is the California section, which boasts redwood trees, as well as the Mediterranean section.

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• For lovers of nature and plants, a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Barcelona is sure to be an experience of a kind.
• Also known as Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, the gardens are located on the slopes of the Montjuïc mountain.
• The garden is also home to Mediterranean plants from different regions in the world, ranging from Australia and California to Chile, South Africa as well as the Mediterranean Basin.
• Dating back to 1999, the garden is also one of the most important parts of the Natural Sciences Museum.
• During a visit to the Botanical Garden of Barcelona, in addition to learning about the thousands of different plant species, you can also enjoy taking a stroll amidst the verdant ambience of the garden.
• You can also enjoy a picnic with your near and dear ones whilst you are here.

How To Reach

  • By Bus: You can take Bus number 150 from Plaça Espanya/Maria Cristina and get off at the Olympic Stadium, from where you can take a 5 to 10-minute walk to the Botanical Garden. You can also take bus number 55 and get off at the Viver Tres Pins stop, which again, is located around 5 minutes from the gardens. 
  • By Metro: You can avail a ride on the L1 or red line or the L3 or green line metro and get off at the Plaça Espanya. From here, you can either take a bus to the gardens or walk for around 35 minutes to reach the Botanical Gardens. 
  • By Montjuïc Funicular: You can also ride the Montjuïc funicular, which is connected to the L3 and L2 metro lines. From here, you can take a 5 to 10 minutes walk to the gardens.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Barcelona Botanical Garden is in the spring, when the flowers are in bloom. The garden is also beautiful in the fall, when the leaves change colour.

Additionally, the best time of the day to visit the Barcelona Botanical Garden is in the morning, when the sun is just starting to peek over the horizon. The light is perfect for taking pictures, and the garden is relatively empty so you can take your time and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Other Essential Information

Here are some tips that every tourist should keep in mind while visiting the Barcelona Botanical Garden:

  • When planning to visit the Botanical Garden of Barcelona, ensure that you arrive here as early as possible, when the weather is calm and pleasant.
  • Make sure to have at least 3 to 4 hours of time on hand so that you can explore the entire gardens without missing any of the attractions.
  • It is best to wear comfortable shoes instead of heels because there will be a lot of walking required here.
  • Try to visit the Barcelona Botanical Gardens during the weekdays, except Thursdays, since Thursday and the weekends are the busiest days here, with a lot of visitors.
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Areas of the Garden

Areas of the Garden

The Barcelona Botanical Garden is home to different areas, which represent the Mediterranean regions of five countries of the world. These include the Australian Mediterranean region, which have plants like acacias, conifer plants, eucalyptus, grass trees and casuarinas. Then there is the California region, with plants belonging to the Pinus, Quercus, Arctostaphylos, Arbutus, Artemisia and Salvia genera. You can also find plants from the Mediterranean Basin and South African regions here, along with hundreds of species from the Chilean Mediterranean area.

Salvador Cabinet

Salvador Cabinet

Belonging to the Salvador family, this cabinet is an attraction in the garden where you can see the collection of apothecaries collected by the family, including samples of plants from the Balearic islands and the Iberian Peninsula. Housing the Salvador Collection, the Salvador Cabinet is a highly preserved cabinet of curiosities, which also includes a collection of documents and books of the Salvador family.

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Popular Species

Popular Species

Bonsai Exhibition

Bonsai Exhibition

The Bonsai Exhibition in Barcelona Botanical Garden is an annual event that showcases some of the most beautiful and intricate bonsai trees from all over the world. This year’s exhibition featured over 100 different bonsai trees, ranging in size and shape. Visitors to the exhibition can admire the trees up close, and learn about the different techniques used to create them.

The exhibition is a must-see for any plant or tree lover and is a great way to spend an afternoon in the Barcelona Botanical Garden. You can find around 108 different species of Mediterranean bonsai plants in the garden.

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