Friday, 7 April 2017

'Know your arboreal heritage' Programme 2017

The Delegation of Environment led by José Antonio Díaz, in collaboration with the Botanical Zoo, Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre and the González Byass and Fundador bodegas, launch a new edition of the programme 'Know your arboreal heritage' 2017 dedicated to the gardens of cultural interest in Jerez.

The previous edition was dedicated to discover the origin and the history of the Jerez arboreal species from the 18th Century to the present day, starting in the Alamada Vieja or Cristina as the first spaces to be visited, passing by one of the oldest public park in Jerez as the González Hontoria Park or Retiro Park, also one of the first parks in the early twentieth century.

The Deputy Mayor for Sustainability, Participation and Mobility, José Antonio Díaz, has said that the present Council Decision puts the focus on the gardens of cultural interest in our town from the 19th and 20th centuries according to their rich artistic and botanical peculiarities.

Furthermore, Mr. Díaz has greatly appreciated to the Fundador and González Byass bodegas, Botanical Zoo and to the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre their close collaboration with the Delegation of Environment that will enable to know the real treasures identified in some gardens by professional botanists.

Visit Schedule:

  • Friday, 7 April: Fundador Pedro Domecq bodega. Meeting point: Calle Puerta de Rota. s/n.
  • Friday, 21 April: Fundador John Harveys bodega. Meeting point: Calle Pintor Muñoz Cebrián en Barriada España.
  • Friday, 5 May: González Byass bodega. Meeting point: calle Manuel María González 12.
  • Friday, 26 May: Botanical Zoo. Meeting point: calle Tardixt.
  • Friday, 2 June: Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre. Meeting point: Avenida Duque de Abrantes (entrance through ticketing gates).

The activities include the participation of the renowned botanical experts Javier Fernández de Bobadilla, doctor in agronomic engineering, Esteban García del Salto, specialised botanical description, Miguel Angel Punch, agronomic engineering and versed in historical gardens, and Iñigo Sánchez García, conservation biologist from the Botanical Zoo.


The visits are free and does not require any previous subscription. All of them are starting at 6 p.m., and in the last one organised for the 2nd of June at the Real Escuela, will be also an additional concert of the 'Joven Camarata Jerezana'.