Botany and a bus ride

It seemed to be a long time before we found the right bus going at the right time to a terminus in the right place – beyond Málaga’s city limits. But we got there. La Concepción Historical-Botanical Gardens.

We quite enjoyed hiking round its Mediterranean landscapes, and visiting a desert-scape of giant and vicious looking cacti. We took a long forest walk with spacious mountain views one way, and a panorama of Málaga the other … and sadly, the motorway grumbling and roaring only just below. We agreed the place was lovely, worth exploring… but just a little under-loved and under-resourced.

We had lunch outside in the sunshine, and thought we might go home.

Thank goodness we didn’t. We had circled the outer edges of the gardens and failed to explore its heart. Here were subtropical glades, bamboo forest, tumbling jungle waterfalls. Shady, mysterious, quiet and only disturbed by birdsong.

Two Country Mice had a very enjoyable day.

A Spanish candidate for Jo’s Monday Walk. It’s Thursday but never mind.

Jo’s Monday walk

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

18 thoughts on “Botany and a bus ride”

  1. There’s something extra special about the rich green glades following the cacti. Definitely worth the effort and rewarded with such a gorgeous final photograph.

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  2. It looks fantastic. I’m a bit of a fan of botanical gardens and like to visit wherever we are. I prefer lush but they’re all interesting even if some are poorly labelled. I’m sad to discover that the Gardens in Limoux are now closed, permanently.

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  3. I certainly don’t mind. 🙂 🙂 One of my overriding memories of a visit to Malaga involved slogging up a hill on a very hot day, looking down on the bullring. The terrain was not dissimilar, but this time I didn’t have to climb the hill. Thanks, Margaret 🙂 🙂

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      1. Yes, we saw lots of sun, in Florida–it was grand. Much less adventurous than your trip, since we were there mostly to make my elderly mother happy, but there’s something to be said for just sitting and relaxing in the sun.

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      2. There’s a lot to be said for relaxing on holiday. Our time away was wonderful, but we’ve come home quite shattered, and we’re sitting about today in a catatonic stupour.


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