Some weeks ago I was offered a visit to an urban park, the "Park of the people of the Americas" in the town of Motril, some Kms., south from Granada (Spain). I was really y interested since I know it was designed with the concept of an experiment of planting trees and shrubs from subtropical areas from the American continent, in a urban area just few Kms. from the seaside.
The hour of the appointment was not the best for photography in summer, but the botanical interest was so great that I tried my best to portray the park.
I was told that panels with botanical details (in previous image you can see one on the right hand side) were designed to be distributed throughout the park, but many of them were in very bad conditions (reading was really difficult) and due to economic constrains the replacements would have to wait.
I met some days later a team of Biology teachers from a secondary school, that some time worked in the park and created a catalog of species planted for education/documentation purposes, and can be consulted in this link, and that will have successive updates in the future.
The place offers shadow, pleasant areas, benches and walks, and a playground for children, but I like it to consider it a bit of a small and botanical garden, the images below show few of the many in the park.
Taxodium Distichum, and Washingtonia Robusta
Escalonia floribonda, is great for creating hedges
Other trees that can be found in the park are: Roystonea regia, Washingtonia filifera, Chorisia speciosa, Parkinsonia aculeata, Bahunia candicans, Thevetia peruviana, Tipuana tipu, Persea americana (Avocado tree), Liriodendrom tulipifera, etc. Some of them can offer a powerful and beautiful sculptural presence.