On our way to my beloved Spain we have to travel trough France, a very beautifull and interesting country, no matter where you go in France, you find beauty, culture, art and last but not least good food. My favorite part of France is the Provence in the South.
CYPRESSUS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
A HUGE CACTUS ON A PARKING IN FRANCE, ALONG THE HIGHWAY IN FRANCE YOU HAVE THOSE HUGE PARKINGS WHERE YOU CAN GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK, FILL YOUR CAR WITH WHATEVER IT NEEDS, HAVE A CAR REPAIR OR NEW TYRES, DO SOME SPORTS AND RELAX, YOU CAN EVEN DO SOME SHOPPING HERE . CLOTHES, FOOD, WINE…. AND EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM IS BEAUTIFULL AND DIFFERENT
The following pictures were taken in the South of Spain in a palm tree garden called Palmeral de Elche near Valencia, some of the palm tree’s are 300 years old, most palms are dates and their fruits are picked in December. It is the biggests palmtree garden in Europe. Besides the palm tree’s it had a lot of succulents and cacti as well as flowers and water.
THESE TREE’S ALWAYS REMIND ME OF FUNNY LITTLE MEN, STANDING ON THEIR HEAD WITH THEIR FEET UP IN THE AIR, THEY ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE
I intend to visit this garden again if we are in the area of Valencia, I loved it !
Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !
Here is the second part of our visit to cactusgarden Algar in Spain.
In the South of Spain you can find quite a lot of cactusgardens you can visit and many people have a cactusgarden of their own, I’d love to go and live in Spain but my husband is not so keen on the idea as he would have to leave all his birds behind (he has hundreds !)
HERE YOU CAN BUY ALL THE GOODIES !!!
This is the garden of my dreams !
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !
Alas alas I don’t own a cactusgarden, the weather is not right here in Belgium but I regularly go to Spain and whenever I go to Spain I visit “my” cactusgarden. It is situated near Benidorm in a small place called Algar and I call it “my” cactusgarden cos the first time me and my husband were there, we were the only visitors so it felt like my private garden. It is huge and I love it ! I have seen the garden grow and I have seen the plants grow and the amount of visitors though. Even if you are not so keen on cacti and succulents it is still worth visiting. The garden is called cactus d’Algar.It is made against the side of a mountain and the pictures were taken in March.
THIS IS A VIEW YOU HAVE WHEN YOU ARE IN THE GARDEN
ONE OF MY FAVORITES
ALSO ONE OF MY FAVORITES
A BEAUTIFULL OLIVE TREE IN THE CACTUSGARDEN WHERE YOU CAN SIT IN THE SHADE AND ENJOY THE VIEW
I’ll show the rest of the pictures in my next post. I hope you enjoyed this.
have a great day !
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