Gibraltar Botanic Gardens - The Alameda
The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens lie at the foot of the Rock of Gibraltar, which is situated at the western end of the Mediterranean and the southern tip of Iberia. The gardens are located directly south of the town centre, just beyond the 16th Century defensive walls and Trafalgar Cemetery.
Disabled access is along Red Sands Road. Please note that the garden is on a slope and some of the paths are steep.
Gibraltar lies at one of the most important migratory bottlenecks in Europe and its varied bird life reflects this. Bird migration is often visible over and within the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, complementing the assemblage of breeding and wintering birds.
A number of reptiles enjoy the sunny habitats that abound around the botanic gardens. Lizards and geckos are most frequently encountered, but snakes are common too. Frogs and terrapins bask around the edges of our pond.
Butterflies and moths abound in the gardens, encouraged by our policies of limiting use of pesticides and of planting and managing host plants for their caterpillars. Some of Europe's largest and most attractive butterflies are common in the gardens, such as the Monarch and Two-tailed Pasha, and there are sometimes large influxes of migratory species too such as the Painted Lady and Red Admiral. A full list of species in Gibraltar can be found here.
A stand-out denizen of the gardens is the Gibraltar Funnel web Macrothele calpeiana, a large, black spider that is restricted to southern Iberia.
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