Continuation post - Visit to the Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid (Royal Botanic Garden Madrid)

Already into mid January and well after the holidays it is time to continue with posting regularly, so here is the second part to the visit to Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid (Spain).  The first post was dedicated to the beautiful and exotic plants inside the green house.  This second part is about the quadrants creating the gardens in an organized scheme by climates and geographical zones, and botanical families and varieties.

Let me remind that these images are from late November in a very mild fall, I am looking forward to be back in spring time when all the flowers should offer a great spectacle.  I Hope you enjoy!

This is the plan of the garden with complete information of the layout, different sections and terraces.

There was a temporary exhibition of bonsais from a private collection by a former president of Spain that had decided to donate it to the Botanical Garden.  There are great specimens really beautiful.







 After a long and hot summer, many of the sections were showing signs of drought and were just prepared to be dormant for the winter.

 A mix of perennials and deciduous trees.

 Parterres will be in full of color in spring.


 I was impressed by the sculptural appearance of this tree almost bare, Lagerstoemia Indica (Crape myrtle), a native to China, I am looking forward to see it in full bloom.




Comments

PlantPostings said…
Oh gosh, I would love to get to Madrid someday! It's definitely on my "bucket list." It's so green there--even in winter!
lula said…
The weather in latest months is not normal even for Madrid. The lack of rain for too long causing drought and unusual warm temperatures is causing a worrying problem about pollution, therefore illness. Definitely we are under a climate change and we need to address it!
lula said…
The weather in latest months is not normal even for Madrid. The lack of rain for too long causing drought and unusual warm temperatures is causing a worrying problem about pollution, therefore illness. Definitely we are under a climate change and we need to address it!
I too would like to visit Madrid. I read your comment above. Too bad about the pollution and illness. Weather is not normal anywhere it seems and the repercussions are things many do not consider - like health concerns.
I very much like the bonsai here. They are so well crafted. Fist look, they seem to be large trees.
lula said…
Thanks Donna, same to you! Hopefully we will get some rain/snow tonight. I read today that 2014 was the warmest year since record collecting There is a real urgency in decision taking.