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Botanic Garden

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Mural Jardín Botánico

In 1783, the Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country asked the City Council to cede some land for the creation of a nursery for ornamental trees. The idea was to plant there species that would later decorate the city in accordance with the urban regeneration of the 18th century. The organization proposed "a vacant lot to the northeast of Santo Tomé, very suitable for the idea". The City Council granted the request, and with the addition of an adjoining orchard, the Amigos del País leveled the space, provided it with two irrigation pools, and in four years demonstrated that "industry was enough to turn a marshy and filthy spot into a delicious and fruitful place".

Certainly the place responded to the project and a few years later the idea of turning it into a botanical garden was already being considered, which came in 1801. By then, the walnut and chestnut trees of the Alameda and other areas of Segovia were already coming from there. The oldest specimens in the current park, a holm oak and a cedar, are suspected to date from this period.

Years later it returned to municipal ownership and after various vicissitudes and reforms it has come to us converted into the Urban Biodiversity Center, a space that has become an important educational resource thanks to the "Segovia educates in green" program.

Currently its 6,080 m2 of surface area house the most representative species of our major flora, that is, trees, shrubs and bushes of the ecosystems present in Segovia as well as decorative, aromatic and medicinal plants.


  • From October to March
    Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7.30 pm 
    Public holidays, from 10 am to 2.30 pm
  • From April to September 
    Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 9.30 pm 
    Public holidays, from 11 am to 2.30 pm


Free access