Sóller botanical garden

Category: Parks and gardens | Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:39 am

Next park to visit in Majorca was Sóller botanical garden (or Jardí Botànic de Sóller).

It was not as sunny as when I visit Botanicactus, and some rain came down part of the time. But it felt more tropical with all the clouds up in the mountains.

This is the Main Entrance and I arrived 2 minutes before it opened...

The main path trough the garden, with some flowering blue Wisteria sinensis on the left.

Two very cute small flowers was hiding in the shadow; Bee orchids.

Ophrys speculum

Some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects.

Ophrys fusca

The also have a part with a lot of cacti, the favorite part of the park for me :)

A lot of buds in this Ferocactus glaucescens!!

After a wile I had to take a stroll in the rest of the park :D

Euphorbia atropurpurea

This species was flowering all over the island.
Nauplius sericeus

Another succulent. This is a dry and hot island in the summer.

Euphorbia rigida

At the end of the garden there where a pond with water. Well, you have to walk the stairs to see it :)

Another pond in a corner of the park.

It's not a big garden, not as big as Botanicactus, but it's nice to have visit it...

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eileen wrote on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:17 am:

You visit some lovely places Christer and I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photographs. I love the two pictures of Ophrys - isn't nature wonderful?
I could see myself sitting by the lily pond gazing at all the lovely plants that surround it. Thankyou.


daisybeans wrote on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:45 am:

What a nice stroll you took us on, Christer. I'm fascinated by the Ophrys too. At first, I thought I was looking at bees. I'm glad you visited and took us with you!


Christer Johansson wrote on Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:45 am:

Yes, the Ophrys is really stunning, but very small. First time I ever seen one live :) There will be more gardens and parks later on...


Frank wrote on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:25 pm:

It's amazing how some species adapt themselves to look like other species. Great photos.

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