Barcelona’s Botanical Garden was designed by a team: architects Carlos Ferrater and Josep Lluís Canosa; landscape architect Bet Figueras; horticulturalist Artur Bossy and biologist Joan Pedrola. First was considered how the vegetation was structured. It was important to plan the layout according to geographic criteria, grouping the plants in the world’s 5 Mediterranean regions. And within these regional groupings, the plants should be combined according to ecological affinity, thus recreating landscapes as found in nature. Secondly the mountain itself provides the topographic conditions for establishing the different plant areas. This entailed designing the network of paths around the natural relief and avoiding large earth moving operations. The result was a triangular-shaped network adapted to the available space and the mountain slopes. This mesh of paths marked out the 71 spaces containing the principal plant communities found in Mediterranean climate regions all over the world.
November, December and January: from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. February, March and October: from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. April, May and September: from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm. June, July and August: from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm. closed January 1 and December 25. admission is free on the last Sunday of the month.
How to get there?
Metro Espanya (L1 and L3) and bus Parc de Montjuïc.
Buses: Parc de Montjuïc or 50 and 55. Free tours at weekends (except August), visits by arrangement, audioguide, OCCM scientific media library, disabled access, public parking area, loan and hire of facilities. call +34 93 426 49 35