The Garden Landscape Guide

Garden Tours in Spain

Spain is large and there is much to be said for taking a holiday which includes visits to gardens, rather than attempting a full tour. Spain was inhabited by Celts before the Roman conquest. It then became part of the Empire and a country of many gardens. Arab invaders brought Islamic design ideas. In the twentieth century Barcelona became famed for modernista (Art Nouveau) and then for modern design. See list of gardens to visit in Spain.

Escorted Garden Tours in Spain

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The Gardens and Architecture of Andalucia, departing 22nd February, 8th March, 12th April, 20th September, 11th and 18th October 2011

Alhambra, Spain Andalucia has the best Islamic gardens in Europe - which also happen to be the best medieval castle gardens in all Europe. The tour includes the Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Jardines de las Reales Alcazares, Parque de Maria Luisa, the Plaza de España in Seville and, in Ronda, the Alameda del Tajo gardens set on the edge of a spectacular gorge.

 

 

Holiday travel arrangements for Spanish garden touring

Many tour companies take visitors to Spain but the country has a very large tourist industry and is comparatively easy for the independent traveller: there are many hotels, the trains and buses work well. English is widely spoken in the holiday areas but not elsewhere. Garden holidays and tourism are most comfortable in spring and autumn.