In your visit to the Huerto del Cura Garden, amongst
the almost a thousand date palm trees ( Phoenix dactylifera), typical of Elche, you will also find other trees typical of a traditional orchard in the outskirts of Elche: olive trees, several citrus and other not as well known, that we hope you discover as you wander around.
There is also room for other more exotic palms, brought here from different continents and belonging to the same family as the date palm: the Arecaceae. We are lucky to have about 250 palms belonging to 70 different species within the Arecoideae y Coryphoideae sub-families.
We keep other surprises in store such as samples from families similar to that of the palms, the Cycadaceae and the Zamiaceae families. We have placed at the bottom of some of them their data, to help you identify them.
One of the areas that currently raises more interest among the visitors to the site is the rock garden, which has an excellent collection of cactus and succulent plants, native plants of the driest regions in our planet which have adapted themselves to this land. Many of them come from the Canary Islands.
Our collection of singular palms species, which can live under our Mediterranean climate in Elche, is one of the highlights of the Huerto del Cura Orchard. The more than 70 different species of the Arecacease family (Arecales order), are scattered around every corner of the Huerto del Cura artistic garden.
These are the list of palm species that can be found nowadays in el Huerto: