Nerja botanical garden finalised

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THE botanical garden Detunda, located next to la Cueva de Nerja and the Maro District, will shortly be ready to open its doors to the public.  Work on the gardens began in August 2014 and has cost more than €3million.  The town council yesterday held a meeting with the architects who designed the gardens.

The mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal, and the Environmental Councillor, Jorge Bravo, welcomed the park designers, Isabel Amores and Modesto Garcia, who have been awarded the Premio Ateneo (Ateneo Prize) from the University of Malaga for their work on the project.

Local authorities showed their satisfaction with the recent push the project received, after previously spending too much time at a standstill.

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In the botanical garden there are 200 species of plants, 42 of which are classified as threatened. It occupies a space of 26,000 square metres. Within the gardens and the neighbouring cave, numerous conservational and educational activities are being organised.

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