In 2017, Pirámides de Güímar was unanimously accepted as a member of the Ibero-Macaronesian Association of Botanical Gardens, thus becoming the fifth botanical garden in the Canary Islands. Through its over 20,000 square metres of accessible garden areas and its different specialist gardens, visitors can discover a great variety of plant collections, properly organised for consultation, visiting and examination. The botanical exhibitions that have been set out following cultural and educational scientific objectives of conservation. Likewise the Park has a Framework Agreement of Collaboration and Consultancy signed with the University of La Laguna.
The specialised gardens include the Poison Garden, inhabited by all those plants which are, to a greater or lesser extent, toxic or sometimes even fatal to the human being. This unusual space takes us into the sombre world of the poisoners and informs us of the plants used throughout the centuries to create poisons and fatal potions. For its part, the Sustainable Garden, created in collaboration with the University of La Laguna, recreates the flora and fauna of a typical Canarian ravine in a scenario which is a model of sustainability, of conservation of the natural heritage of the island and represents an acclaimed example of educational and environmental training.
What is more, for botany lovers, on the Wolfredo Wildpret Botanical Tour and the Export Route it is the plants that become the protagonists, guiding us on an open air visit, which shows the importance of the flora of the islands in an amenable but at the same time educational way.
Opening hours: every day from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
Entrance price: €16 (Residents €12.75).