4/29/10

FINCA DE LA CONCEPCION

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Some people go out to bars and clubs when they travel. Mary and I? Gardens. Day 2 in Malaga we took the bus beyond city limits and walked to the Finca de la Concepcion, a beautiful botanic garden dating to the late 19th century. Planted by Marquis Jorge Loring Oyarzabal and Marchioness Amalia Heredia Livermore on their estate outside the city, the gardens are now maintained by the municipal botanical trust and are filled with exotic plant species from around the world.

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The original estate house stands amongst lily pools, fountains, terraces once used as makeshift summer theatres and the most amazing wisteria arbor we'd ever seen. High up on on a hill to the east of the house was this little tiled pavilion at the head of a long rectangular pool.

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The aforementioned wisteria arbor.... just imagine holding a summer wedding banquet for 100 under here, flowing wine, boundless food, music, laughter, boisterous conversation, a touch of night magic and perhaps a stolen kiss on the terrace below:

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2 comments:

mary. said...

That was the single greatest arbor I have seen, and I have seen a few (on my Europe arbor tour, 2010)

Chrissy said...

Forget clubs, Gardens is where it's at! What a phenomenal wisteria arbor!!!!! The perfect time of year to see it!!!