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Gardens of Cap Roig

The Gardens of Cap Roig are located between the towns of Palafrugell and Mont-ras, in the county of the Baix Empordà (Girona). Covering 17 hectares, the gardens hold almost 1,000 botanical species from all over the world as well as sculptures by renowned Spanish and international artists.

If you'd like to know how to get to the Gardens of Cap Roig or the best route to appreciate all the delights of this remarkable place, you can download the informative leaflet here: 

Gardens of Cap Roig leaflet (PDF, 1,54 MB)

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Picnic area


At a place on the route, specifically in the palm tree zone, we've prepared a picnic area so that visitors can enjoy a break in an unbeatable setting.

Guided educational activities for colleges: “The thousand faces of the Gardens of Cap Roig”


Information:

The activity lasts two hours and is divided into two parts. Firstly, a route through the gardens with several stops where the educator points out aspects of interest from three different perspectives: landscape, history and botany. This approach provides students with a thorough understanding of the gardens and their context.

Secondly, the laboratory provides a place for observation and research. Children are provided with samples and preparations of natural rocks and plants to further their botanical and geological knowledge of the gardens but at a microscopic level.

This activity also includes work on the landscape and beauty of the gardens as a source of artistic inspiration.

Objectives:

- To provide children with a comprehensive view of the Gardens of Cap Roig.
- To help children change their perspective regarding the same phenomenon.
- To see botanical gardens as systems made up of different elements that interact with each other.

General content of the activity:

- Origin and history of the Gardens of Cap Roig.
- Definition of the landscape and its and natural and anthropogenic elements.
- Socio-economic and cultural aspects of the Baix Empordà which help us to interpret its countryside.
- How the plants have adapted to the Mediterranean climate.
- Interest, appreciation and respect for artistic work.

Curricular skills covered by the activity:

- Asking questions about the environment, using strategies to search for data and analysing results to find answers.
- Interpreting the present based on an analysis of both changes and continuing features over time to understand the society we live in.
- Interpreting places based on aspects within the region and their representations in order to situate oneself in and move around it.
- Analysing landscapes and ecosystems taking into account their inherent social and natural factors to evaluate the actions affecting them.

Guided educational activities for families: “The thousand faces of the Gardens of Cap Roig”

 

The Gardens of Cap Roig have a lot of stories to tell. They take us back in time and help us to discover more about the different species and composition of the Costa Brava countryside.

A guided tour helps both young and old to get to know the Gardens of Cap Roig in depth, to discover its many different faces and numerous stories.

Its location, on the cliffs of Calella de Palafrugell, offers exceptional views of the town, the Mediterranean and the Formigues Islands. Its remarkable topography and red soil, etched by the steep inclines and lively weather all year round, have given this location some very special features.

The activity is divided into two parts: a guided tour of the gardens and a practical part in a classroom.

The tour of the gardens allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of its plants and get to know how they have adapted to our climate, as well as discovering the gardens' history and how it has evolved.

Who were the Voevodsky's really? What were pirates doing at Cap Roig? What stories do the gardens' Holm oaks reveal? And the cypresses?

In the second part of the activity, inside a classroom, you'll find various observation tables equipped with digital magnifiers to discover the microscopic details of our plants and minerals. These observations complement the tour of the gardens, in this case providing a microscopic view. 

 

To book a tour, see the Sales and bookings section.

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