Open Mon. to Sun. To arrange a visit phone: 34 96 315 6818.
Open November-February from 10.00am to 6.00pm;
March-October from 10.00am to 7.00pm;
April-September from 10.00am to 8.00pm;
May-August from 10.00am to 9.00pm.
Entry: Adults, 2€/person; groups from 15 people 1€/person.
Free entry for children under 6, pensioners and students (with student card).
The Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia originated from the orchard used for the teaching of botanical studies which was created in the 16th century, although its original location is unknown. In the 18th century with The Age of Enlightenment and the support of a number of public organisations, a new garden was created, designed for scientific ends, it was called the Tramoveres Orchard. However, work did not begin until 1803 under the direction of the rector Vicent Blasco. It flourished between 1829 and 1863 when it was run by the Professor of Botany, Félix Pizcueta, who developed the collections, adding exotic plants in acclimatised greenhouses. Shortly after, the garden was extended towards the Paseo de la Pechina, with the new Balsa greenhouse and at the end of the 19th century a large garden shade-house was built by Arturo Mélida. Today the gardens boast an important collection of some three thousand species of trees and plants from around the world, particularly noteworthy being the collection of palm trees, tropical shrubs, cactus and desert flora. Since 1987 the gardens have once again taken on a research and teaching function, belonging to the university rectory which instigated several improvements carried out in the year 2000.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, throughout the year except from November to February: 10 am to 6 pm. March and October: 10 am to 7 pm. April and September: 10 am to 8 pm. May to August: 10 am to 9 pm. Guide dogs allowed. There is contrasted signage with approved pictograms, with information on spaces and routes. Possibility of educational workshops with advance booking on telephone numbers: 96 315 68 18 / 315 68 05 or the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleven reserved public parking spaces, 220x450 cm. With vertical and horizontal signage, two on Calle Quart, 100 m away; two on Calle del Turia, 130 m away; one on Calle Andrés Julià, 180 m away; two on Calle Guillem de Castro, 210 m away; three on Calle Fernando El Católico, 180 m away; and another on Calle Lepanto, 210 m away. With an accessible, evenly paved route to the garden. More than 120 cm approach area on both sides.
Access with no changes in level. Door with 5.2 cm clear width. Permanently open. Smooth, slip-resistant floor surface.
Route with no changes in level. Flat surface. Even paving, mostly compacted earth. Edged with borders 10 cm high. Clear width of more than 120 cm. Rest areas with benches every 25 m. Furniture does not encroach on the route. There is a draining system to prevent flooding.
There is an adapted accessible toilet located next to the garden entrance. Signage on door with standardised symbol. Slip-resistant floor surface. Door with door handle, opening inward, with 90 cm clear width. No spring hinge. There is a space in front of and behind the door of 150 cm or more. Washbasin 84 cm high, with pedestal, with a clear space underneath 40 cm high and 20 cm deep. It cannot be reached from the toilet. Pressure tap. Height of the lower edge of the mirror, 20 cm. Upright. Front approach to toilet, 110 cm. Toilet seat height, 50 cm. Fixed grab bar on the left side, at a height of 75 cm. No alarm system inside the cubicle.
Written information on the services provided. There are information panels with pictograms or short texts.
No visual aide to indicate free or occupied. No gap underneath the cubicle door.
Access through a permanently open door with no change in level.
Barrier free path with no changes in level. Edged with borders 10 cm high. Even paving, mostly compacted earth. There are information panels with large, contrasted print on the tours and routes. Written information about the plants in Valencian in small print.
Men's and women's toilets indicated with standardised pictograms, non-tactile and in a contrasting colour, placed at a height of 140 cm. Toilet door contrasts with the wall. Uniform lighting with no timer. Slip-resistant floor surface. No unmarked barriers and projecting elements.