Soutomaior Castle Park

Soutomaior CastleGarden Overview

The Soutomaior Botanic Park in Pontevedra is part of a historic property with a castle dating back to the 12th century.  The botanic park, created in the 19th century, has an area of 6 hectares, and contains more than four hundred plants of camellias belonging to 25 species, as well as other singular trees such as millennial chestnuts and ancient sequoias, araucarias, chamaecyparis, azaleas and oaks. 

Our Camellias

When the Soutomaior Castle was acquiredAn old Camellia tree by the Pontevedra provincial government in 1982, it already had 19 Camellia japonica specimens dating from the 19th century which are among the first planted in Spain. Then the collection was enlarged and now the garden has 442 camellia plants belonging to 25 different species, including 317 cultivars of C. japonica, 21 cultivars of C. reticulata, 23 of C. sasanqua and 29 cultivars of C x hybrid.

All these camellia specimens have been correctly labeled and their location is indicated in several maps placed all around the garden area.

A camellia database including the most relevant plant species of the garden and its camellias has been created and can be consulted by anyone interested. The garden also has a library with information about the garden and its camellias. Guided visits are provided on request.

If you want to relax and enjoy the peace and magnificence of the place and its camellias you can stay at the beautiful hotel inside the property.

Contact Details

Soutomaior Botanic Park, Soutomaior, Pontevedra, Spain
Tel: 986804100   
Email: camelia@depo.es
Web sites:
http://ics-spain.efa-dip.org/
http://www.efa-dip.org/es/secciones/Camelia/Rutacamelia/Soutomaior/Soutomaior.htm
http://www.depontevedra.es/?1,2703

 

Visitor information

Opening Times

From Tuesday to Sunday
Winter
10 am – 2 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Summer
10 am – 2 pm and 4 pm - 9 pm

Entry Fees
Garden visit is free
Castle visits: see web for details.

Best Time to Visit

Northwestern Spain has an incredibly long camellia season. Thus, in this garden camellias can be seen in bloom from October until May.

 

Address:
Soutomaior castle
Soutomaior
36691
Spain

Facilities

Parking
Toilets
Disabled access
Refreshments

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