The Alameda(The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens)
The Alameda Gardens were created in 1816 under the instruction of the Governor, General George Don, in order to provide a recreation area for the residents of
Situated just outside of the city walls, this is a botanic garden full of plants
from the Mediterranean and the rest of the world. This is a very peaceful place
to enjoy a stroll, shaded from the sun in a picturesque location. In the very
early days, this park was used as a graveyard, so take the time to read some of
the grave stones dotted around because they make a very interesting read. The gardens
are made up from interconnecting paths, with flower beds on either side, bordered
with local rock. There are many places to sit and soak up the atmosphere, other
historical sights include canons stone gates and gun emplacements.
The gardens have:
- An open-air theater with performances during the summer evenings.
- Mini golf
- Children's play parks
- Sandpits Tennis Club