There is no better way to celebrate spring than strolling through a flowery garden. The Accessible Map of Costa Brava / Pirineu de Girona highlights two accessible gardens to which we especially recommend a visit. These are the Gardens of Santa Clotilde, in Lloret de Mar, as well as the Marimurtra Botanical Garden in Blanes.
Santa Clotilde Gardens – Lloret de Mar
This is a beautiful Noucentista garden, located on a cliff with impressive views of the sea. They have an audio guide in 4 languages that explains, among other things, the historical and artistic details of the gardens, which stand out due to the influence of the Italian Renaissance. There is a nearby bus stop and a car park for people with reduced mobility at the entrance. If necessary, private car access can be requested in the gardens, as there is a steep slope. They have two electric wheelchairs and a manual one for those who request it, and although pets are not permitted, access is allowed to guide dogs.
In Lloret de Mar you can also visit the Masía de Can Saragossa, which if requested, offers guided tours for groups of blind or visually impaired people.
More information at Gardens of Santa Clotilde
Marimurtra – Blanes Botanical Garden
Situated on a cliff, from this garden you can see exceptional panoramic views of the coast. Marimurtra stands out for having more than four thousand plant species, most of them exotic, as well as quite extraordinary specimens due to their age or size. The map that is offered at the entrance includes information about the accessible routes. There are ramps to access the entire garden basically, except in the Pergola area, which is about 5% of Marimurtra. They have accessible services, accessible routes and can offer, if requested, the service of an electric scooter to facilitate mobility within the Garden. Additionally, right now they are also working on a map of the slopes in the Garden, because there are places where although there are adapted ramps, the gradients can be substantial.
They are currently working on facilitating digital access to the main contents of the Botanical Garden (in particular, information on the 50 most outstanding specimens of Marimurtra), which will include audio content in different languages. It will be a free access digital audioguide.
During the summer they organize a cycle of evening concerts.
More information at https://www.marimurtra.cat/