Real Jardín Botánico

I left the conference in order to see Mat Collishaw’s exhibition in the Royal Botanical Garden, which I have never seen before: still a working botanical garden, well-kept, sandwiched between the Prado and Atocha Station, pretty much as originally laid out by Francesco Sabatini and Juan de Villanueva, on Linnaean principles, in 1781:-

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2 thoughts on “Real Jardín Botánico

  1. Thomas Ponsonby says:

    Lovely images but how sad that the box hedges seem, like everywhere else, to have been struck by box blight or the nasty worm.

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