THE GARDEN NOW

IT'S SUMMER AT THE GARDEN

LIGHT, COLOR AND FRESHNESS

| PALMS

In mid 19th century El Botànic started its palm-tree collection, which is currently one of the most comprehensive and interesting in Europe. Spread throughout the garden, 120 species grow in the open air: ranging from those that are native to tropical and subtropical countries to those that are grown in warm European lands. Generally speaking, they are all of great ornamental value; the most outstanding being those from which we can obtain products like palm oil, or those that are over two centuries old, rising up majestically to our surprise and delight.

The most peculiar palm in the Garden is a date palm that has 35 arms. This characteristic, which makes it special, reminds us of a fire-work display, which is why it is known as Carcassa.