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Both Casa Pequeña and El Apartamento benefit from the wonderful sub-tropical gardens surrounding Cortijo Nuevo.

Once a simple Spanish allotment: not vast (around half an acre), but over the last twenty six years they have been transformed with good design and dense planting, making the garden seem much larger. Add to the mix the ambient lighting, various fountains and scented plants, creating a magical and exotic space – especially after sundown!

As our guests, you are welcome to pick and use any of the fruit or flowers. Oranges, limes, lemons, dates and avocados grow here easily. There are also some herbs available by the outdoor kitchen.

Various patios, seating areas, trees and privacy make it suitable for naturists. Poolside Log fireplace and large gas patio heater for Winter use, gardens can be enjoyed 24/7 year round in the special climate.

The diverse range of sub-tropical trees, shrubs and plants ensure that there is always interest and colour whenever you choose to visit or holiday here – regardless of the time of year.  I collect plants and probably have the widest range in the local area.

Snow and frost is extremely rare down here on the COSTA TROPICAL at sea level, (different matter inland in La Alpujarra) and therefore the varied flora thrives, colourful even in Winter!  Interesting designs, lead to different areas or patios to relax in either sun or shade. Do remember a bring a good book and glass of wine ready to cosset yourselves away and relax amongst the aromas of the flowers surrounding you.

BBQ dine ‘al fresco’ – both homes have private roof terraces and ground floor terraces with loungers and tables where you can dine in comfort – whilst enjoying Mediterranean and mountain views.  The swimming pool and Summer kitchen terrace is shared only between travellers renting Casa Pequeña and El Apartamento.

Keen gardeners are welcome to potter, take cuttings and volunteer – always work in progress! We welcome all our green-fingered friends!

The gallery above displays a small range of plants and exotics that thrive in this Mediterranean garden!

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