Paradises in the ancient South

From 24 May to 26 June, 2013

Pavilion of al-Andalus and Science. Parque de las Ciencias, Granada

No. of exhibits: 104

Travelling exhibitions between 2013 and 2017:

Arjona (Jaén), Lopera (Jaén), Porcuna (Jaén), Málaga, Granada, Córdoba y Chauchina-Romilla (Granada)

Andalusia and the Maghreb are surprising when talking about gardening. The fact that many of the gardens that were created more than seven centuries ago still survive in these regions, is an oddity that we do not always appreciate. History has been creating gardens that have evolved over time. In the southern territories, in cities such as Granada, Malaga, Almeria, Cordoba, Seville, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Tetouan, Marrakech or Algiers, the wit of people has managed to preserve the identity of these gardens.

We propose a walk around these gardens through this exhibition composed of ancient photographs and scale models, showing the evolution of some of these spaces, allowing the visitor to admire what they were and what they are in the present.

The exhibition, coordinated by El legado andalusí Andalusian Public Foundation, has been curated by the botanists José Tito Rojo and Manuel Casares Porcel (University of Granada).

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