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The Ethnobotanical Garden

The Ethnobotanical Garden of Aras de los Olmos, located in a renovated old cemetery, is a magical space where the visitor is transported to a rich sensory world just by stepping on it.

The Garden, as an educational space, aims to introduce visitors to the aromatic and medicinal plants most commonly used in the traditional cuisine of our territory: rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, coriander…. In addition, as a space for research, together with the Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia, it has been carrying out first-class scientific studies of rare, endangered, or special interest species.

Among other achievements, the Garden already has varieties of species that are unique in the world, such as the Santolina (a cross between Rosmarinifolia and Chamaecyparissus). The Garden has been awarded the prize for the best environmental initiative in Spain in this type of space by the magazine ‘Adiós Cultural’.