Camellia Route Galicia

Camellia Flower

This flower was introduced in Galicia from China and Japan in the XVIII century, but this region with its humid climate, mid temperatures and fertile ground has the best conditions for the Camellia to grow. 

 

With so many beauty and charming varieties of Camellia all over Galicia we can organize visits at different manors, gardens and castles to discover all about this flower.

Pazo de Oca

A nice building from the 17th century. his beautiful pazo has a gallery framed by glicinas, and an aqueduct that divert the waters of the local brook. In these gardens we also found boxwood, a shrub of whose wood the best Galician pipes are made. Also we found magnolios, disks, a giant criptomeria japonica and of course camellias.

Pazo da Saleta

The English garden of this pazo was designed by the English landscape architect Brenda Colvin, including the part dedicated to the wood where alternate oak, eucalyptus and cork. There are also oriental species such as rhododendrons, azaleas, as well as Australian and South American plants. Find different varieties of white, pink, red, purplish, marbled camellias.

Pazo de Faramello

Across its stone walls we will leave behind any resonance other than the nature in its splendor, the murmur of the water will be our soundly companion. Enjoy the perfectly kept French nineteenth-century gardens over a tiny canyon, pause at the edge of the crystalline river´s natural waterfalls which borders the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James).

Pazo de Rubianes

The Pazo has among other species magnolios, calocedrus, cryptomerias, eucalyptus, camphors, ashs, araucaria, oaks,  or corks that today fill the park of the Pazo de Rubianes. But without a doubt, the garden of the Pazo de Rubianes is a garden of Camellias, a winter garden where the most of 800 varieties of Camellias shine, turning this garden into a unique place in Europe.

Castillo de Soutomaior

This castle is a mixture of medieval fortress and Neogothic castle has all around it more than 25 different species of camellias. together with ancient chestnuts trees, but also has an Araucaria Araucana, sequoias or swamp cypress, among others. The gardens were created in 1870.

Pazo de Marinan

A manor from the XVIII century, located sside of the Ria de Betanzos and holds beatiful gardens with many different camellias, an eucalyptus forest, bay trees, lavender and the box hedges of a labyrinth.

Pazo de Rivadulla

This garden is for many the most fascinating ornamental botanical space of Galicia for its floral content and its value as a landscaped garden. Among different varieties those that stand out are walks of camellias, olive trees, boxwood and gigantic magnolias, the Australian fern, the criptomeria of Japan, the Tulipaniers of Virginia, the pyramidal oak tree, the palm trees and the orange tree

Pazo de Vista Alegre

A romantic walk of boxwoods, precious azaleas and centenary bougainvilleas, making up an attractive botanical complex of 18 thousand m² dotted with different sources of its own springs

Pazo de San Lorenzo

Located in the heart of Santiago de Compostela, and part of National Artistic Heritage. Surrounded by a forest and splendid walled gardens. The cloister runs around a 400 year old box shrub and its church contains a 16th century retable is Carrara marble.

Pazo de Castrelos

Located at the park of Castrelos, an exceptional set in which are distinguished beautiful gardens to the French with basins and fountains of the XVIII. This 17th century pazo and its museum offer a beautiful itinerary in Galician art.
The garden is spread over three levels.

Pazo Quinteiro da Cruz

From the 18th century, this manor house is a splendid example of Galician neoclassical architecture. Besides stone fountains, shady bowers, gardens, statues and sundials. It also has two ‘cruceiros’ (stone crosses), 18th&19th-century stone “horreos” (raised granary), a 16th-century chapel. At this impressive place 850 varieties of camellias spread all over the garden.