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My Life in Gibraltar, Alameda Botanic Gardens
My Life in Gibraltar, Alameda Botanic Gardens
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Gibraltar Today
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Gibraltar Botanical Garden
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Gibraltar Botanic Gardens [Preview]
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens [Preview]
Published: 2015/04/11
Channel: Reuben Avellano
GIBRALTAR - BOTANICAL GARDENS
GIBRALTAR - BOTANICAL GARDENS
Published: 2008/09/13
Channel: VascoPolonia
Marriage in Botanical Gardens by Sweet Gibraltar Weddings
Marriage in Botanical Gardens by Sweet Gibraltar Weddings
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Sweet Gibraltar Weddings
the alameda gibraltar botanic gardens
the alameda gibraltar botanic gardens
Published: 2010/03/25
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Gibraltar alameda gardens part 1
Gibraltar alameda gardens part 1
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Gavin Hope
Gibraltar Botanical Gardens works to help BVI succulent plants 19.07.2016
Gibraltar Botanical Gardens works to help BVI succulent plants 19.07.2016
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: GBC News
Alameda Botanic Gardens Zoo - Gibraltar
Alameda Botanic Gardens Zoo - Gibraltar
Published: 2009/05/10
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Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens and Cable Car (P&O Cruises)
Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens and Cable Car (P&O Cruises)
Published: 2012/12/06
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Gibraltar,Alameda Gardens
Gibraltar,Alameda Gardens
Published: 2008/09/23
Channel: Clive Yeats
Gibraltar Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Gibraltar Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: Social Bubble
The Alameda Gibraltar Botanic Gardens - George Don Gates
The Alameda Gibraltar Botanic Gardens - George Don Gates
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: Naturenatur
Wellington Monument Alameda Gardens Gibraltar
Wellington Monument Alameda Gardens Gibraltar
Published: 2010/08/20
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Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar...
Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar...
Published: 2015/10/20
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Gibraltar alameda gardens part 2
Gibraltar alameda gardens part 2
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Gavin Hope
My Life in Gibraltar, Wildlife Park, International Monkeys Day
My Life in Gibraltar, Wildlife Park, International Monkeys Day
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Gibraltar Today
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
Published: 2016/08/16
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Alameda Gardens Gibraltar
Alameda Gardens Gibraltar
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Gavin Hope
Alamada Gardens Gibraltar.
Alamada Gardens Gibraltar.
Published: 2012/08/20
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Alameda Gardens & Cable Car (Gibraltar) - Cunard
Alameda Gardens & Cable Car (Gibraltar) - Cunard
Published: 2013/03/11
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Tree sculptures introduced to Alameda Gardens as part of bicentenary celebrations
Tree sculptures introduced to Alameda Gardens as part of bicentenary celebrations
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: GBC News
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course C
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course C
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Brian Ward
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course A
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course A
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Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course B
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Urban Sprint Orienteering Course B
Published: 2016/11/26
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ALAMEDA GARDENS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES
ALAMEDA GARDENS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: GBC News
NW CATERPILLARS ALAMEDA BOTANICAL GARDENS 22 01 16 YouTube sharing
NW CATERPILLARS ALAMEDA BOTANICAL GARDENS 22 01 16 YouTube sharing
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: GBC News
YGTV - Gibraltar Attractions - Alameda Gardens
YGTV - Gibraltar Attractions - Alameda Gardens
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: Your Gibraltar TV
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Baker Street
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Baker Street
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Mark Philbin
Evening Stroll in the Alameda Gardens
Evening Stroll in the Alameda Gardens
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Dylan Correia
Discover Sunborn Yacht Hotel in Gibraltar |  Voyage Privé UK
Discover Sunborn Yacht Hotel in Gibraltar | Voyage Privé UK
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Voyage Privé UK
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: eileen sacbibit
Celebrities Who Got Married in Gibraltar - www.sweetgibraltarweddings.com
Celebrities Who Got Married in Gibraltar - www.sweetgibraltarweddings.com
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Sweet Gibraltar Weddings
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: eileen sacbibit
Alameda gardens. Dragon trees in Gibraltar.
Alameda gardens. Dragon trees in Gibraltar.
Published: 2010/08/14
Channel: Mark Preston
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: eileen sacbibit
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Rescue Me
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Rescue Me
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Mark Philbin
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: eileen sacbibit
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Shake a Tail Feather
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - Shake a Tail Feather
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: Mark Philbin
Nadine and Nevin
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Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: photocentregibraltar
Gibraltar 2016
Gibraltar 2016
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: alexpaulgill
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - It Takes Two
The Soul Mates - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens - 9th August 2013 - It Takes Two
Published: 2013/09/16
Channel: Mark Philbin
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: eileen sacbibit
Gibaltar Alameda Gardens, Full Video
Gibaltar Alameda Gardens, Full Video
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Gavin Hope
Soulmates Gibraltar
Soulmates Gibraltar
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: 12345gosi
Gibraltar, a piece of Britain in the Med.  Part 5
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Published: 2012/02/19
Channel: Stephen Triay
Botanical Garden Gibraltar
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Published: 2017/06/03
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Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
La Alameda
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The Dell in the heart of La Alameda Gardens
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens is located in Gibraltar
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
Type Botanical garden
Location Gibraltar
Coordinates 36°07′53″N 5°21′04″W / 36.1313°N 5.3511°W / 36.1313; -5.3511Coordinates: 36°07′53″N 5°21′04″W / 36.1313°N 5.3511°W / 36.1313; -5.3511
Area 6 hectares (15 acres)
Opened 1816
Owned by Government of Gibraltar
Operated by Wildlife (Gibraltar) Limited
Status Open all year
Plants Aloes, palms, dragon trees, sunken garden
Species 1,900
Director Dr. Keith Bensusan
Website GibraltarGardens.gi

The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens or La Alameda Gardens are a botanical garden in Gibraltar, spanning around 6 hectares (15 acres). The Rock Hotel lies above the park.

History[edit]

In 1816 the gardens were commissioned by the British Governor of Gibraltar General George Don. It was his intention that the soldiers stationed in the fortress would have a pleasant recreational area to enjoy when off duty, and so inhabitants could enjoy the air protected from the extreme heat of the sun.[1]

The gardens were resurrected in 1991 by an external company when it was realised that since the 1970s they had fallen into a poor state. Three years later the gardens had the addition of a zoo: the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park.[1]

In 2001 a bronze sculpture of James Joyce's Molly Bloom was installed in the gardens. This running figure was commissioned from Jon Searle to celebrate the bicentenary of the Gibraltar Chronicle in 2001.[2]

The Eliott Memorial[edit]

General Don had commissioned a memorial of George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield in 1815, which did not materialise in the form initially requested. A colossal statue of General Eliot, carved from the bowsprit of the Spanish ship San Juan Nepomuceno, taken at the Battle of Trafalgar was first created.[3] That statue was taken to the Governor's residence, The Convent, where it stands today, being replaced by the present bronze bust in 1858. This statue is guarded for four 18th-century howitzers.[3]

Plants of the gardens[edit]

The Elliott Memorial dates from 1858[3]

The plants of the Alameda Gardens are a combination of native species and others brought in from abroad:

Events[edit]

The Alameda Open Air Theatre was inaugurated once again on 12 April 1996 at four o'clock with three bands of music playing - the same number of bands as had attended 180 years before to the hour at the opening of the Alameda Gardens in 1816. In order to extend its use from just theatre to general use, a number of new features were introduced, like the waterfall and lake - the largest area of open fresh water on the Rock, with Koi Carp and a collection of exotic lilies. Since its opening, this venue has been used for a variety of purposes, from beauty contests to band concerts, also weddings, dinner dances, conferences and variety shows.[5] It also is the main venue for the GIB Fringe.

The theater is available for hire and all proceeds will go directly into continued improvements in the theatre and in the rest of Gibraltar's historic and rapidly improving Alameda Gardens.

Useful information about the theater and its facilities: Seating Capacity: 435 Stage Area: 120 m2 Lighting Equipment: 34 Wide and Beams with colored filters if required. 3 stage and 3 public entrances. Bar, changing rooms and toilet facilities. Seating with table maximum capacity: 300

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens". The Alameda Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Special Events". Gibraltar Chronicle. 2001. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Alameda Gardens, Strolling Guides, accessed August 2012
  4. ^ a b "Alameda Gardens". Government of Gibraltar. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131114120721/https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/flora-and-fauna/alameda-gardens. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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