Activities and visits for Schools

The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is an open-air museum of great botanical and scientific interest. It is considered one of the most interesting botanical gardens in Europe. its visit offers the opportunity to learn from plants around the world through direct observation.

The Carl Faust Foundation can provide professional guides formed to accompany school groups of different educational levels in order to make the visit to the Garden as appropriate, profitable and enjoyable as possible.The visit is adapted to the age of the students, their level and their needs.

Information catalog for school groups

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Types of visit

Whit or without guide

The visit without guide is done without any official Marimurtra guide. You can download the map of the Garden to navigate inland at this link. It costs € 5.65 / person.

Guided tours are distinguished into guided tours of 45 minutes (60 € / guide) or 90 minutes (95 € / guide). Each guide includes groups of 20/25 people. The price does not include entry to the garden (€ 5.65 per person).

45-minute guided tours (60 € / guide):
  • Marimurtra tasting:
    The Tast of Marimurtra is a guided visit to know the most emblematic points of the garden, you will discover the history of its creation, the most notable plant specimens, and the most notable rays for its landscape and architectural beauty.
  • The biodiversity of Marimurtra:
    In the Garden are over 3,500 species from around the world, native and exotic. This activity shows the biodiversity that exists in Marimurtra and the actions taken to promote it through the ecological and sustainable management of the Garden, as well as the fostering of the relationships established between the plants and the auxiliary fauna that live there.
90-minute guided tours (€ 95 / guide):
  • Discover Marimurtra:
    Discover the Marimurtra Botanic Garden, the surroundings, the racons and plant species from around the world accompanied by a guide. You’ll know the figure of Carl Faust, the garden maker, and you’ll enjoy a journey of about 2 km with over 3,500 species, where you can visit the whole garden and discover the most characteristic plants.
  • Marimurtra pantry:
    In a botanical garden, many living beings coexist and interact with each other. The Marimurtra Botanical Garden works to enhance all these relationships that occur naturally.This visit aims to publicize the importance of contributing to the conservation of all living beings in order to benefit from the advantages obtained from these relationships.

* This service is offered in the following languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

Frequently asked questions

At what times can the visits/activities be done?
The free visit can be made at any time during the opening hours of the Garden. Visits and activities can be booked in the following morning shifts: at 10:00 a.m. and at 12:00 p.m. (check availability for afternoon shifts). The activity will end at the scheduled time regardless of the group’s arrival time. That is why we recommend arriving half an hour before the visit.

Is it possible to have breakfast in the garden on the day of the visit?
Yes, you can have breakfast in the garden, in the picnic area. That’s why we recommend arriving half an hour before the start of the activity/visit to have breakfast or go to the services and start on time. In the case of a free visit, it will be necessary to indicate the time of use of the picnic area.

Can we have lunch in the garden on the day of the visit?
Yes, you can have lunch in the garden as long as it is within Marimurtra’s opening hours and indicated at the time of booking. In this case the exit will be through the main door of the Garden. You can also go to Cala Sant Francesc for lunch (5-10′ on foot along the road to Ronda).

Through which door should we access the garden?
If you arrive by coach: through the group gate. You will be able to leave through the same door once the visit/activity has ended. If you arrive on foot or by car: through the main door.

Is the price of the tourist train included in the Marimurtra budget??
No, Marimurtra does not manage the tourist train. To hire him, you need to contact Panoràmic Blanes (972331084) and they will send you a quote.

Can we stay in the garden after the tour/activity?
Yes, you can stay visiting Marimurtra. In this case, the exit will have to be made through the main door.

 

How to make the reservation?

In order to make the group reservation, you must fill in the following form:

    Name of the group / organizer:

    Email (required):

    Telephone contact:

    Do you want an invoice?

    If you want an invoice, you need to provide us with the tax information:
    Tax name:

    Fiscal address:

    NIF/CIF:

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    Origin of the group:

    What day would you like to come?

    What time do you want to come?

    What visit do you want to make?

    How many people will the group have on the day of the visit?

    How many responsible of the group?

    How will you access the Garden?

    How will the ticket payment be made?

    Do you have any comments or suggestions?

     

    How to get to Marimurtra?

    You can get to Marimurtra by bus by accessing the garden groups entrance (C / Jardí s / n). It is essential that you tell us if you will arrive with your bus (the address to park the bus is Carrer Cala Bona, 13). You can use this space to park as long as there is no other coach that requires it. According to the road authorities of the municipality of Blanes, only coaches with a maximum size of 12 meters can access. We also ask that the engines remain switched off at all times. You will find the complete route from the motorway exit to the group gate at the following link: bit.ly/mapa-acces-marimurtra

    You can also access the tourist train that can be taken to Plaça Catalunya and has a stop right in front of the main entrance of the Marimurtra Botanical Garden. It is essential to reserve this service to the company that manages it, which is Panoramic Blanes. Contact details are: info@busbotanic.com or telephone number 972 33 10 84.

    On foot, by bicycle or by car:

    • From the center of Blanes, following the signs for the mountain above the port.
    • From Lloret, take the access road to the Costa Brava (Gi-682) in the direction of the Blanes Regional Hospital and follow the signs that lead to the Garden.

     

    Opening times

    • Check the home page to find out about the most updated information about opening times.

    Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December – 1st , 5th and 6th January

    Check here the datges with incidences in some locations of the Botanical Garden

    Rules in Marimurtra

    The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is an open-air museum with a lot of plant diversity of great botanical interest. The visit must at all times be as respectful as possible of the integrity and well-being of the plants.
    Check Marimurtra’s rules of use and conduct here.

    Map of the Garden

    By clicking here you can download the garden map in PDF format to consult it from any electronic device.

    Info groups Marimurtra

     

    Respect the Garden

    Maintaining a private botanical garden is a challenge, but it is possible thanks to people who trust us and believe in our cause. Help us keep Carl Faust’s work alive so that all visitors can continue to enjoy it as they have until now. Caring for nature and respecting the environment is everyone’s job.