Jardin de Aclimatación de la Orotava

Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet

Informally referred to as Jardines Botánicos (Botanical Gardens, the equivalent of Kew Gardens), but strictly speaking Jardin de Aclimatación de la Orotava.

The Conquistadores not only brought back gold (oro) they also brought back plants. These were not taken directly to Spain, they were first planted in the Orotava Valley.

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