La Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden


History of the Historical Botanical Garden of La Concepcion

La Concepción is located in Malaga, it is considered one of the most important gardens at national level for its tropical and subtropical characteristics. In addition, its importance is known in Europe for the beauty of the corners of this site.

Its origin dates back to 1850 and was carried out by the Marquises Amalia Heredia Livermore and Jorge Loring Oyarzábal, known as the Marquises of Casa Loring. It was catalogued as historical-artistic garden a little later, concretely in the year 1943.

It can be visited by the public thanks to the work of the City Council of Malaga that conditioned this space so that it could be enjoyed by all people in 1994.

This place is composed of 23 hectares and has a garden in the center declared historical/artistic garden of 3 hectares. It is formed by a wonderful set of fountains and waterfalls together with a subtropical decoration of diverse variety. It enjoys neoclassical features.

Dome of the Botanical Garden

This place becomes very special for everyone who visits it. And not only for its beauty but for the diversity of species that you can find in it. From palm trees, native plants to tropical and subtropical plants.

In the surroundings of the garden you will find the botanical garden with a wonderful set of collections of plants and natural species that have been arranged in a scientific way.

You will see some small buildings around the garden such as the Antigua Escuelita, La Casita del Jardinero, the Longiriano Museum and even a regionalist style dome with a wide view of the city.

If you wish to visit the city we can offer you a guided tour or a free tour so that you can be more in touch with the city of Malaga.

Timetable of the Visit

The City Council of Malaga has tried to adapt the schedule to suit all audiences. From the youngest to the adults. In this way we have tried to square the schedules for the enjoyment of all.

Below, we show you the schedules so you can visualize them and make a gap in your visit to the city to spend a pleasant time in this historic place:

  • April 1 to September 30: 09:30 am to 8:30 pm.
  • From October 1 to March 31: 09:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • December 24 and 31: 09:30 am to 3:00 pm

Even so, we advise you to call before visiting it to find out the time and to be on the safe side. You can call the City Council of Malaga and they will solve any doubts you may have about the schedules.

Due to the COVID situation we are facing, please take into account that the timetables may have changed

Prices of the Visit 

The prices for this visit are not excessively expensive since the intention of this is that everyone can enjoy a pleasant time among plants and gardens.

Even so, the prices are of different types.

The prices to visit the Garden are divided in two: ORDINARY INDIVIDUAL AND REDUCED INDIVIDUAL.

  • ORDINARY INDIVIDUAL, stipulated for the general public: 5,20 € per person.
  • REDUCED INDIVIDUAL for young people up to 16 years old, large families, students up to 26 years old, senior citizens, retired people, pensioners and with a card called ‘Live Spanish in Malaga’ made for students of Spanish or the famous Tarjeta Joven Junta Andalucía (for under 30 years old): 3,10 € per person.

Children under 6 years old: Free (Minors must always be accompanied by an adult)

ORDINARY FOR GROUPS (More than 20 people): 4,15 € per person

REDUCED FOR GROUPS (More than 20 people): 2,05 € per person

As we have said before, the City Council of Malaga has tried to make it so that everyone can visit this place. Therefore, we are going to show you a free schedule so that you also have this information.

Sundays between October 1st and March 31st, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Sundays between April 1 and September 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day): 7.50 ¤ admission included.

  • TYPE 1 (One hour and a quarter): 64,00 € entrance fee excluded.
  • TYPE 2 (Two and a half hours): 113,00 € entrance fee excluded.
  • TYPE 3 (Four hours): 155,00 € ticket excluded

All its Gardens 

The botanical garden has large gardens where the plants have been perfectly distributed so that in each of the areas you can enjoy the wonderful plants and trees that inhabit this place.

Here are some of the areas that we consider most important and most worth visiting:

  • Around the World in 80 Trees. Here you will enjoy a trip to the interior of the earth where trees of the five continents and plants that will give your senses different smells and views are shown.
  • The Plants of Our Earth. You will enjoy the landscape and the local culture such as vineyards, palmettos, arbutus, etc.
  • The collection or “Mapa-Mundi” of palm trees. This area was created in 2002.
  • Primitive plants. Plants that have survived for millions of years on our planet and are preserved for people to enjoy them.
  • The forest route. A path that runs through the entire estate of La Concepcion from north to south and offers magnificent views of the entire garden and the surrounding environment.

Palm trees in the Botanical Garden of Malaga

Getting There 

To get to the botanical garden we will give you some tips to make it easier for you to find the location. You won’t get lost and it will be very easy to get to the area.

  • You will find it 15 minutes walk from the last stop of the bus line number 2.
  • The tourist bus, Malaga Tour, will also help you to locate this garden as it has bus stops on its green line that starts from the Automobile Museum, the train station and the bus terminal.
  • You can use a private vehicle if you wish by taking the Camino de Casabermeja which you will find parallel to the A-45 Cordoba-Antequera highway and turning left you will find some signs that will take you to the MA-431 road, which is, a few meters from the garden. If using a private vehicle, take the Camino de Casabermeja which runs parallel to the A-45 Córdoba-Antequera highway and turn left following the signs to the MA-431 road a few meters from the garden.

Its exact address is: Camino del Jardín Botánico, 3, 29014 Malaga.

We provide you with the following contact number and e-mail, in case you have any questions:

Telephone number: 951926179


Curiosities of the Botanical Garden 

  • It gathers a great variety of tropical and subtropical species from different parts of the world for visitors to appreciate.
  • Its creators were the Marquises of Casa Loring, Jorge Loring Oyarzabal and Amalia Heredia Livermore, children of well-known businessmen who came to Spain in search of money.
  • The idea of realizing the garden came to them as a result of the visit to the villas, palaces, parks that the marquises made throughout Spain during seven years.
  • It gathers plant species from the five continents. They have been brought to the Botanical Garden for educational, informative and scientific purposes.
  • The garden is used as a didactic area for people who need it, both for biologists and for students who need to acquire knowledge of it.
  • It gathers some workshops related to the theme of the place to be able to learn in an active way about the vegetation of the place.
  • It has a calendar of flowering and fructification of the plants where you can consult any doubt about the plants or flowers of the place.
  • In 2007 the garden housed a total of 1020 plant taxa.

Tourists strolling through an area of the Botanical Garden