BotanicAL collection

A HISTORICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN


Parc Samà is one of the best examples of romantic gardening from the 19th century, protected as a Property of Cultural Interest (BIC) in the Historic Garden category and a member of the European Route of Historic Gardens. An open-air museum of exotic plants, centuries-old trees and rare species.

FONTCUBERTA GREENHOUSE

Built in the building of the old riding school where jockeys and horses were trained, it houses more than 75 species of palms and other tropical trees

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ALOE VERA POTTERY

With the aim of projecting the historical garden into the future, this experimental aloe vera plantation has been carried out.

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BOTANICAL TREASURES

Monumental trees, exotic palms, flowers, climbing plants… Discover the species you will find in Parc Samà.

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A WALK THROUGH OUR BOTANICAL COLLECTION


The main entrance walk, in front of the façade of the house, is formed by two rows of plane trees (Platanus orientalis), more than 20 meters high. On both sides there are plantations of mandarin trees (Citrus reticulata) arranged geometrically in a square. To the right of the path you can see a group of large oak trees (Quercus robur).

AROUND THE PALACE HOUSE

In front of the house and around its square, there are ancient trees, such as a lime tree (Tilia cordata) and several horse chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum), sheltering the shell fountain, where water lilies (Nymphaea alba) float.

Around the fountain there are flower beds with tall palm trees (Phoenix Canariensis) surrounded by groups of palmettos (Chamaerops excelsa and Ch. humilis) and some California palm trees (Washingtonia filifera). You can also see, next to a marble Bavarian bench, two good specimens of Brazilian yuccas (Manihot esculenta).

PALM TREE COLLECTION

To the right of the house stands a specimen of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) about 25 meters high. Highlights include a pair of Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia robusta) and a wild date palm (Phoenix reclinata).

On the rear façade of the house, on both sides of the cast iron fountain-spout, two beautiful specimens of Canary Island palm trees (Phoenix canariensis). On the left, an exotic flowerbed with groups of palmettos of all kinds, where a rare type of palm tree called the white or blue palm (Brahea armata) and a date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) stand out.

The central path is lined with palm trees of various kinds and among them stands a large cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) more than 30 meters high. At the end of the path there is a group of very tall cedar trees (Cedrus deodara). Before reaching the Lake, four unique pine trees stand out: two Pinus halepensis and two Pinus pinea, 20 meters high.

SWAMP CYPRESS

The island next to the bridge that overlooks the channel contains a specimen of swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum), a species native to the southeastern United States. Very beautiful and of a rare species in Spain, about 20 mts. high, whose deciduous leaves, yellowish in spring, green in summer and red in autumn, make it perhaps the most exotic tree in the park, since its rarity lies in the fact that its roots grow and live in water.

GREENHOUSE ALFONSO DE FONTCUBERTA


The new greenhouse, of 350 m2, was built in the building of the old riding school where jockeys and horses were trained, the great passion of the park’s founder, Salvador Samà y Torrens.

It is home to more than 75 species of palms and other tropical trees, among which two specimens of Roystonea regia stand out, the royal palm, the national tree of Cuba; a specimen of Dypsis decaryi, a strange triangular palm native to the rainforest of Madagascar and two Ravenala madagascariensis known as the traveler’s tree from the Strelitziaceaemas family.

ROMANTIC GARDEN

Parc Samà, like most of the romanticism gardens, had a greenhouse, but it was destroyed in the civil war. The new installation aims to enhance the bucolic atmosphere of the historic park, offering the visitor an immersion in a tropical environment that will allow them to isolate themselves from the outside environment, following the principle of prioritizing feelings, typical of romantic gardens.

The interior layout of the greenhouse is inspired by a drawing of an infero vegetal ovary by Teofrasto de Ereso, Greek philosopher, disciple of Plato and Aristotle, considered the “father of botany“. Walking through it you can listen to the most emblematic works of romanticism, especially the composer Isaac Albéniz.

ALFONSO DE FONTCUBERTA Y SAMÀ, VII MARQUIS OF MARIANAO

GREENHOUSE ALFONSO DE FONTCUBERTA   The new greenhouse, of 350 m2, was built in the building of the old riding school where jockeys and horses were trained, the great passion of the park’s founder, Salvador Samà y Torrens.   It is home to more than 75 species of palms and other tropical trees, among which two specimens of Roystonea regia stand out, the royal palm, the national tree of Cuba; a specimen of Dypsis decaryi, a strange triangular palm native to the rainforest of Madagascar and two Ravenala madagascariensis known as the traveler’s tree from the Strelitziaceaemas family.   ROMANTIC GARDEN   Parc Samà, like most of the romanticism gardens, had a greenhouse, but it was destroyed in the civil war. The new installation aims to enhance the bucolic atmosphere of the historic park, offering the visitor an immersion in a tropical environment that will allow them to isolate themselves from the outside environment, following the principle of prioritizing feelings, typical of romantic gardens.   The interior layout of the greenhouse is inspired by a drawing of an infero vegetal ovary by Teofrasto de Ereso, Greek philosopher, disciple of Plato and Aristotle, considered the “father of botany“. Walking through it you can listen to the most emblematic works of romanticism, especially the composer Isaac Albéniz.   ALFONSO DE FONTCUBERTA Y SAMÀ, VII MARQUIS OF MARIANAO   Parc Samà wants to pay tribute to Alfonso de Fontcuberta y Samà, VII Marqués de Marianao, promoter of the transformation of the estate and the park in the last 20 years of the 20th century.   Alfonso de Fontcuberta y Samà developed several innovation projects, among which plantations and irrigation systems stand out, projects that made the Samà farm worthy of receiving the Deu prize from the Agricultural Institute of Catalonia, as a model farm.

BOTANICAL SPECIES


MONUMENTAL TREES

PALM TREES AND EXOTIC SPECIES

OTHER TREE SPECIES

FLOWERS, CLIMBING PLANTS AND SHRUBS

THE PARC SAMÀ FAMILY

CONSERVATION PLANS

A GARDEN WITH MEMORY

ALOE VERA POTTERY

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