Palmetum

Flowers

One afternoon Constance, Tansy and Aurelia went to the Palmetum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Palmetum

This is a beautiful 2 hectare botanical garden specializing in Palm trees from all over the world, built in the 1970’s upon a former rubbish dump.

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fan

Constance sat on a huge fan-shaped leaf…

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throne

…and Aurelia found a throne-like palm leaf.

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reservoir

There are other plants too – Tansy climbed up into a plant that had a bright red spiky flower!

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Moor-chicks

We saw a lot of birds, including a Moorhen with three fuzz-ball chicks, a Hoopoe, and a Canary (too quick for a picture, alas)!

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Banana

The girls sat in a tree full of baby Bananas!

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Auditorio

From the top of the hill, we saw our conference venue – the Auditorio de Tenerife Adan Martin.

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Jar

Their restaurant had excellent food, so we went down the hill…

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Passion fruit Mousse

…and dug into a jar of Passion Fruit Mousse!

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10 thoughts on “Palmetum

  1. Loved all about this visit…but have a soft spot for the passion fruit mousse!!!! The Auditorio is superb!!! Sort of looks like the wind!!! Happy and successful conference to all!

  2. Your photos are so interesting…fun…beautiful and as usual endearing. I would never get to see the places you and the Hittys share with us. So much fun.
    P.S. I finally got the clue you alluded to in making Constance a “Canary Yellow Dress” …I’m not as quick on the uptake as I once was…I so enjoy your stories, your sweet Hittys and your clever and kind soul. Love You.

    • We never thought in a million years that we would end up in the Canary Islands we are glad you could come along!
      The Canary yellow dress was a sort of fun thing to make in anticipation of this trip…I am glad you were amused!

  3. wow! What an adventure for everyone. That venue looks phenomenal. hope the Quimper Human is having a good time!

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