The Botanical Garden of Tenerife will open a visitor center next summer

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The works, which have a budget of 2.9 million euros, will provide the center with exhibition and informative elements

EFE Santa Cruz of Tenerife

The La Orotava Acclimatization Garden -better known as
JBotanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz- will have a new visitor center in the second half of 2023.

A space that will transform this place into a
tourist enclave Y
scientific of reference, the Government of the Canary Islands points out in a note regarding the presentation of the project this Thursday, which was attended by President Ángel Víctor Torres.

Also present were the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
Alicia Vanoostendethe Mayor of Puerto de la Cruz, Marco González, and the Minister of Management of the Natural Environment and Security in the Cabildo de Tenerife,
Elizabeth Garciaamong other authorities.

During his speech, Torres recalled that the comprehensive project began in 2007 and will now develop
its third phasewith a term of 11 months.

He has promised that the works of the visitor center advance
as fast as possible “so that it can open in the summer of 2023.”

The works, which have a
budget of 2.9 million eurosconsist of providing the center, already built, with the necessary exhibition and informative elements to be able to open it to the public, so that the dissemination activity for which it has been created can be carried out.

The execution of the works is the responsibility of the state public company Tragsatec, awarded the project.

The Garden of Acclimatization of La Orotava, which depends on the
Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research (ICIA), proposes this project in order to consolidate a means of raising awareness with clear messages about the plant world.

Also in order that the public
become aware about the fact that plants and trees are living beings, details the note from the regional government.

In addition, there will be content on plant evolution and adaptation to different factors and the role of flora in the global development of life.

Users of the visitor center will be able to take a tour under the slogan 'The secret life of plants'.

Around this, the contents have been distributed in
four blocks: 'Plants and us', 'Evolutions', 'Plant intelligence' and 'Sense and sensitivity'.

The most innovative aspect of the space is that the exhibition model focuses on pieces of art, specifically sculptures of
great visual impact that support the educational messages that are to be conveyed.

The project is designed to contribute to the
visitor interactionfrom the conception of the spaces to the uses to which all of them will be put, going through the design, the furniture, the exhibition structures and the writing of content.

The infrastructure covers an area of ​​approximately
2,500 square metersdistributed in a basement and two floors.

The basement houses an exhibition room, another for schoolchildren and a space for a practical laboratory, as well as an audiovisual room.

The first floor will house a small shop, a cafeteria and a restaurant, while the top floor will consist of a roof
as a lookout towards the Valley of La Orotava and the Botanical Garden itself.

In the same enclosure there will also be rest areas designed as areas for contemplation of the sculptural blocks.

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