Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol, visit this new park in Barcelona.

Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol, visit this new park in Barcelona.

With 3.6 hectares in size, a new park in Barcelona was inaugurated and opened to the public at the end of 2019. It is the Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol, located in the district of Horta-Guinardó, is now considered one of the new green spots in Barcelona.

The inauguration also included the planting of a hundred new trees around the area in a unique setting. Urban gardens, ponds with natural substrates and some educational spaces also surround the area.

The Gardens of Doctor Pla i Armengol

The new park is named in recognition of Dr. Ramon Pla i Armengol, founder of the pharmaceutical laboratory that managed the estate from the 1930s until 2015. In this year the City Council bought the land and granted its use for 50 years to the Fundació Ramon Pla i Armengol. There is an antique and preserved collection of furniture, gold and silver work, sculpture and painting that you can visit free of charge.

The garden is the prize for the tireless struggle of neighbors who have fought to give life to the park with its respective equipment. They managed to get 55 benches, 40 chairs and 16 concrete stones to sit or lie on.

The park is bordered by Avinguda de Mar de Déu de Montserrat, Cartagena Street, Ronda del Guinardó and the Torrent d’en Melis passage and has four new access gates.

Barcelona appreciates the opening of the Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol

The City of Barcelona now has more than 36,718 square meters, more than 104 species of shrubs and some 105 newly planted trees. The gardens are a key part of the Ciutadella-Collserola green corridor, a project that aims to unite the two natural settings (mountain and sea) and connect them.

Four original water tanks have been naturally integrated into the garden without the use of synthetic products. This is intended to conserve the humid ecosystems and preserve the presence of birds, dragonflies, amphibians, among other species.

Likewise, adaptations have sought to respect the water cycle so that the soil facilitates the infiltration of rainwater into the aquifer, through permeable vegetation cover and sustainable drainage systems.

A green island open to citizens

The new gardens are divided into three scenarios:

The noucentista garden: with a variety of restored works that are preserved as historical and artistic heritage.

The former stables: converted into a green square, bleachers, a children’s play area and viewpoints of the city.

The southeast of the gardens is a restricted space for urban gardens (about 3,200 square meters and a cultivation area of 1,215), an area for educational tours and for the promotion of biodiversity.

Take advantage and enjoy this new natural scenery. Fill yourself with green and breathe fresh air.