If you’re passionate about gardens and flora, there are a lot of botanical gardens in Tenerife where you can see all the local flora. With incredible landscapes that will make you have an unforgettable experience.
Here we give you the places available on the island, so you can visit them as soon as possible.
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Botanical gardens you can find on the island
There are three big gardens in Tenerife, which cover almost all the species.
Puerto de la Cruz botanical garden
Also known as La Orotava Acclimatization Garden, it’s a very popular orchard located in Puerto de la Cruz. It was created based on the need that the island had in 1788 of cultivating species that used to come from the tropics.
With a size of 20000 m2, this garden is a big architectural project where you walk along a path where nature and urban landscape meet.
In this garden, there are 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 as it is more than 220 years old. People such as Agatha Christie and the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt have visited here. It is a great place to take a walk and enjoy what it has to offer.
It is located in a mansion built-in 1730. Whose owners decided to open its doors to the public, so that people can enjoy it.
In Sitio Litre you can also find an orchid garden. It has the largest amount of this flower on the island. In addition to the biggest drago tree. As you can tell this garden has history and diversity.
Within the garden, there is a coffee shop and boutique that sell typical products of Tenerife. As well as an exhibition of paints borrowed from the botanical gardens in London.
You can visit Sitio Litre from Monday to Sunday in this timetable:
In summer (from May 1st to October 31): From 9:30 to 18:00
In winter (From November 1st to April 30): From 9:30 to 17:00
Each ticket costs €4.50.
Palmetum Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Botanical garden that is over 12 hectares, which specializes in palm trees. It offers incredible sights to the ocean, which is one of the main attractions that Palmetum has.
The garden counts on with a big waterfall, as well as a stream, lakes, a museum for palm trees and a good deal of other stuff. It’s also important to note that Palmetum gardens are organized in biogeographical sections to make the path much easier.
Palmetum is completely natural when it comes to its plant treatment. They have repeatedly said that they don’t use pesticides or fertilizers to enhance the flora’s dirt or eliminate plagues.
If you’re interested in visiting this amazing garden, it is located in La Constitución Avenue, 5, 38005 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is open all week from 10:00 to 18:00, letting people in until 17:00.
Ticket prices in this garden are the following:
- No resident adults: 6 Euros
- No resident kids: 2,80 Euros
- Residents (older than 65 years): 1,50 Euros
- Residents (below 12 years): 1,50 Euros
- Qualified residents (Disabled, jobseekers or large family): 1,50 Euros
- Children under 2: Free
As you can see, there are 3 important botanical gardens in Tenerife. Which can give you a different perspective on what this island has to offer.
We really recommend you visit each one of them because they are varied in the flora species you can find there.
Other Ways to See Wildlife in Tenerife
Tenerife Sailing Charters offers great boat charters if you want to explore the coastal and underwater flora. You will discover the south coast of Tenerife as well as all the wildlife it has to offer such as seeing whales, dolphins and snorkelling with turtles. All from a luxury Boat with food, drinks and snacks.
The charter starts at just 65 Euros per person, with a maximum amount of 11 passengers. The excursion lasts approximately 3 hours.
Our contact information is the following:
Definitely, swimming with turtles in Tenerife and visiting the whales and dolphins is an experience worth to be done. Without any dudes.