Spain: Madrid – Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid

I spent the day at the Real Jardin Botanico aka The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.

Not much to say, it is a small but nice garden, surrounded on all sides by busy roads so you never escape feeling like you’re in the middle of a city. There were dozens of small fountains which served as the center of a square garden. Each little square had a “theme” either being all of a particular family or genus or a collection of plants from a particular region. I did spend a good bit of time stalking butterflies and hence, this is mostly a post for sharing some gorgeous photos:

Hummingbird hawk moth in flight

Red Admiral Butterfly in Spain Cebolla roja de miort

Aloe soponaria flowers Line of mini fountains

Deb in Madrid Botanical Gardens