Garden Travel

Gardens, Art and Cuisine: Tour of Mallorca & Menorca

Palm Fountain: Photo © Katherine Greenberg

April 14 – 24, 2012 – Mallorca and Menorca: Gardens, Art and Cuisine. Boasting an exciting itinerary that includes a rare opportunity to visit private gardens in the countryside and coastal settings of Mallorca, an upcoming tour offered by the Pacific Horticulture Foundation is escorted by designer Katherine Greenberg, whose expertise spans an in-depth knowledge of Spain and Mediterranean gardening.

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Historic Gardens

Hidden Gardens of Spain: Book Review

Hidden Gardens of Spain by Eduardo Mencos

2011 Paperback Edition : Published by Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hidden Gardens of Spain by Eduardo Mencos

When I’m not galivanting about, I pursue armchair travel with an unwavering zeal. There’s much of Spain I’ve yet to see. Yet now, after spending evenings curled up in my favorite wing chair with a new paperback edition of Hidden Gardens of Spain, I’ve had

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Landscape Architecture

Garden of the Hesperides .. Valencia

Valencia Hesperides Garden Rill Photo © Alice Joyce

Valencia, Spain offers garden travelers and aficionados of modern landscape architecture a trove of settings to fill their days. Strolling away from the city center along Calle de Quart, you’ll pass through the ancient towers on the way to the botanical gardens, appearing on your right. Across the street from the gardens, I booked a room at a boutique hotel, Hotel Jardin Botanico. The El Carmen neighborhood is an artistic hub; a place to enjoy a bite to eat in a small cafe frequented by Valencians. My time in Valencia was coming to an end when I experienced an exhilarating finale to my exploration of Spain’s third largest city: The Garden of the Hesperides, adjacent to the University’s Jardi Botanic, but tucked away on Gaspar Bono street. Constructed around the Millennium, the ‘Hesperides’ is the work of VAM 10 Arquitectura Studio: Designed by Maria Teresa Santamaria, agricultural technical engineer, & architects Antonio Gallud, Carlos Campos, and Miguel del Rey.

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