Sunday, April 1, 2018

Alameda Garden

Welcome to the A-Z Challenge!  We begin with the Alameda Garden 


The Alameda Garden, in Gibraltar, was founded in 1816 by the governor of Gibraltar as a place of recreation for its residents.  The name "Alameda," is Spanish for "tree lined boulevard."  It covers an area of fifteen acres and displays a collection of plants from Mediterranean climates around the world.

In the early days, the park was used as a graveyard, so if you visit, take the time to read the markers.

The garden is open from 8 AM until dusk.  Admission is free.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry - I'm sure those gardens are a retreat now for a very land-limited place ... and yes I'd be looking at the markers - cheers Hilary

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    1. I always find looking at grave markers interesting.

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  2. Happy A to Z. I shall enjoy your daily posts.

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    1. I'm going to try this again this year. The challenge is finding time to be on the computer!

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  3. It's probably one of the most beautiful graveyards in the world.

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    1. A nice place for the weary souls to rest!

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