The garden of this 5 star resort in Spain is designed to create an Asian environment in a Mediterranean climate region. Over 200 different species of plants and trees have been planted, 80% of which are Asian in origin.
Our collection of rare trees includes Pinus Pentafila (a Bonsai almost 200 years old brought from Japan), Chorisia Speciosa (commonly known as Drunk Stick) and Yuccas Elephantipes (Elephant Foot) with a trunk perimeter of over a metre and a half. The hotel has other extraordinary tree species such as Lemia Indica (Jupiter Tree), Cercis Siliquastrum (Love Tree), Albizia Julibrissin (Constantinople Acacia), Strelitzia Augusta (White Bird of Paradise) and Phytolacca Dioica (Ombu or Bellasombra). In addition to all these fascinating species there is also a variety of fruit trees such as the Myrobalan plum tree (Prunus Cerasifera) and Orange and Pomegranate trees. These are complemented by the magnificent collection of Bamboos (Phyllostachys): over 40 different varieties with black, yellow or green spotted canes, bambusas more than 9 metres tall and dwarf bamboos. The hotel garden is also home to an impressive variety of palm trees, with over 50 different species including Kentia Palms (Howea Fosteriana), large groups of Areca Palms (Dypsis lutescens) and numerous Queen Palms (Arecastrum Romanzoffianum). Another outstanding specimen is the huge Carob tree (Ceratonia Silicua), over 200 years old. Although this is not an Asian tree, it is of particular value as when the hotel's construction began the tree was practically dead, but two years after opening it has totally recovered and is now a specimen of great beauty.
To round off the Asian garden more than 150,000 shrubs have been planted, providing a huge variety of colour throughout the year, and many distinct aromas in the different areas of the garden. All this makes a visit to the garden resemble a trip to the Asian continent, and guests discover new surprises each time they visit this little piece of Asia in a Mediterranean setting.
- Over 20,000 seasonal flowers are grown in the Hotel Asia Gardens hothouse, including Red Begonia in the summer months and yellow Pansies in winter.
The hotel has over 10,000 m² of lawn, which absorbs some 900 kg of CO2 per year, providing sufficient oxygen for 170 people per day.
- 100% of watering is done with recycled water.
- The tropical plant Alpinia Variegata, of Thai origin and widely used in Thai cuisine, has adapted perfectly to the area's Mediterranean climate.