The Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Park, Isla Canela

The Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Park, Isla Canela

The Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Park Huelva, Isla Canela which opened  in 1993 occupies an area of ​​30 acres there are  pathways and a lake. In the lake there are aquatic plants along with others of diverse origin. Papyrus, water lilies and the cypresses of the swamps have found their habitat and share water with the reeds or bulrushes. with beautiful aquatic species, torrents, waterfalls or artificial rivulets that give life to this place The park is landscaped. Different areas are dedicated to some of the American countries that show their flora in the park. Each country offers its most characteristic species

So, we can travel through Mexico and know its cypress of the swamps by Cuba and admire the exotic Cuban royal palm know the ombu that crowns the Plaza de Argentina or the feathery coconut tree that watches the Plaza from Brazil. From the Plaza de America, guarded by a magnolia you can see the central part of the park known as the Valley of America.

There are also plots dedicated to the flora characteristic of the rest of the continents. The Buddha tree of Asia of great proportions and hanging roots the cedars and succulents of the African desert or the eucalyptus trees or other Myrtáceas of Oceania, they mark the botanical variations between climatic zones and continents.

The park also has a glazed area where species that arouse special interest are developed. Access to the greenhouse is to penetrate a tropical forest full of exuberance. A beautiful garden located between two protected natural sites, Marismas del Odiel, Isla Canela and Estero Domingo Rubio, Isla Canela which contributes to make La Rabida, Isla Canela a privileged space of history and nature.