Cap Roig Botanical Gardens
Located between the towns of Palafrugell and Mont-ras, the Cap Roig Gardens are a unique space in the Mediterranean. This 20-hectare site boasts around 800 botanical species from all around the world and around 20 sculptures from renowned artists. The gardens are the stage of one of the most iconic summer music festivals, the Cap Roig Festival.
The history of this space dates back to 1927 when the Russian colonel Nicolai Woevodsky and the English aristocrat Dorothy Webster came to the Costa Brava seeking a place to live and build their dream. After years of effort and work they managed to build these unique gardens where nature and peace of mind reign supreme.
In 1969 Woevodsky and Webster transferred the entire gardens with the condition that the landscape and architectural heritage would be preserved. Their ideal is still with us today thanks to the Fundació ”La Caixa”.
The Cap Roig castle features an underground auditorium and meeting rooms to organize activities for reflection. Both the sculpture park, with works by major contemporary masters, as well as theCap Roig Festival, which brings together the biggest names from the international music scene, make this idyllic area a point of reference for the landscape and for tourism on the Costa Brava.
During the visit
At the entrance to the garden, you can download a map onto your phone that includes a route marked so you can follow the itinerary on your own. Expect about an hour and a half (approximately) to do the complete route. During the path, there is a picnic area, especially in the palm tree area, where you can take a break in unbeatable surroundings. The gardens have an activities programme for schools, groups, families and the general public.
Guided visits: ideal to get to know the Cap Roig Gardens from the botanical, historical and landscape point of view. Book in advance.
Gardening activities: essential oils, gardening techniques, cutting, herbs, pruning, botanical and gardening knowledge for everyone.
Literary activities: stories for families, workshops about a variety of Catalan authors for adults and a route about Josep Pla.
Check the activity information on the activities schedule.
From April to September, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From October to March, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January and February, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Festival days, closed after 4 p.m.
On 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, 1 and 6 January, closed
Last entry 1 hour before closing