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Gardens open for charity

Bird of paradise flower.
Bird of paradise flower. / SUR
  • Visitors will have the opportunity to see many species of plants thanks to a group of horticulturists and owners of the gardens

Three gardens in the Alpujarra will be open on 27 and 28 May to raise money for charities.

The Jardín de la Alpujarra, Órgiva Tea Garden and Jardín Nevada in the Alpujarra region of Granada province will be offering the opportunity for visitors to see the many species of plants thanks to a group of horticulturists and owners of the gardens who have joined forces for the event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Valle Verde animal rescue charity as well as La Chocolatada charity and Acompalia, a Granada-based palliative care organisation.

The Jardín de la Alpujarra, situated just outside the village of Pórtugos, sits at 1,250 metres above sea level and offers a huge variety of plants as well as interesting design ideas.

As its name suggests, the Órgiva Tea Garden will be offering teas, homemade cakes and other refreshments as well as beautiful gardens.

The Jardín Nevada, just above Lanjarón boasts healing herbs, a poisonous plant trail and bee-friendly plants as well as incredible views over the area.

Each garden has its own website and collectively the Facebook page, Open Gardens Andalucia, provides more information as to where to purchase tickets, opening times and directions.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day from the participating gardens.