If you’re passionate about gardens and flora, there are a lot of botanical gardens in Tenerife where you can appreciate all the flora species available in the island, within incredible landscapes that will make you have an unforgettable experience.
Here we give you the centers available in the island so you can be prepared and visit them as soon as possible.
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Botanical gardens you can find in the island
There are basically three big gardens in Tenerife, which cover almost all the species available in the island.
Puerto de la Cruz botanical garden
Also known as Orotava Acclimatization Garden, it’s a very popular vergel located at Retama ST, 2, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife that was created based on the need that the island had 1788 of cultivating flora species that used to come from the tropic.
With an extension of 20000 square meters, this garden is right now a big architectonic project where is possible to follow a path through the spaces it has within an union between the urban and the natural.
In this garden, there are available more than 3000 flower species, most of them categorized as exotic. In addition to its scientific work through its join to the National Institute of Agronomic Research.
Entrance to the place is worth 3 Euros, being free for kids and students in general. It opens from 9:00 to 18:00 all the week.
Sitio Litre botanical garden
Sitio Litre is the oldest garden in Tenerife, due its more than 220 years of existence, where popular personalities such as Agatha Christie and the popular German explorer Alexander von Humboldt. It is a great place to take a walk and enjoy what it has to offer.
It is located in a mansion (Camino Sitio Litre, S/N, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife) built in 1730, which owners decided to open its doors to the public so people can enjoy it as a touristic location.
Sitio Litre can also be found as a orchid garden, well, it has the biggest collection of this flower in the island, in addition to the biggest drago tree and ancient of Puerto de la Cruz. So, this garden has history and options.
Within the garden there is available a coffee shop and boutique that sell typical products of Tenerife, and also a exhibition of paints borrowed by botanical gardens in London.
You can visit Sitio Litre from monday to sunday in this timetable:
On summer (from May 1st to October 31): From 9:30 to 18:00
On winter (From November 1st to April 30): From 9:30 to 17:00
Each entrance is worth 4,50 Euros.
Palmetum Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Botanical garden with over 12 hectares of extension, which specializes in palm trees family. It offers incredible sights to the ocean, that is one of the main attractions that Palmetum has.
The garden counts on with a big cascade system, as well as stream, lakes, a museum for palm trees and many other stuff. It’s also important to remark that Palmetum gardens are organized in biogeographical sections to make the path much easier.
Palmetum is complete natural when it comes to down to their plant treatment, well, the have repeatedly declared that they don’t use pesticides or fertilizers to enhance the flora’s dirt, as well as eliminating plagues.
If you’re interested in visiting this amazing garden, it is located in La Constitución Avenue, 5, 38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife and is open all the days of the week from 10:00 to 18:00, letting people go in until 17:00.
Ticket prices in this garden are the following:
- No resident adults: 6 Euros
- No reesident kids: 2,80 Euros
- Residents (olders than 65 years): 1,50 Euros
- Residents (below 12 years): 1,50 Euros
- Qualified residents (Disabled, joobseekers or large family): 1,50 Euros
- Children under 2: Free
As you can see, there are three important botanical gardens in Tenerife, which can give you a different perspective on what this island has to offer.
We really recommend you visiting each one of them, because they are varied in the flora species you can find there.