The gardens of the Escuela TÃ©cnica Superior de Ingenieros AgrÃ³nomos (Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering) and the Escuela Universitaria de IngenierÃa TÃ©cnica AgrÃcola (University School of Technical Agricultural Engineering) of Madrid, over 50 years old, are an excellent place to start to learn about the fascinating world of plants. This applies not only to students in these schools or others but also to anybody who visits them for any reason.
We would like to invite you to learn about the 72 species of trees and shrubs that are currently present in these gardens through interactive multimedia sheets and other tools that you will gradually discover. In your visit to this small botanic garden, you will be guided by a careful selection of informative texts, high quality photographs and a location map for each species. The garden has several treasures – a small collection of pinsapo firs – and native species – a stone pine and an olive tree –, which live next to alien species – the beautiful crape myrtle, from China, and the Â«babyÂ» giant sequoia, from the New World – and man-made hybrids such as Forsythia x intermedia, which turns bright yellow at the start of spring. You can also find examples of plants with a variety of reproductive systems (hermaphrodite, monoecious or dioecious species), defence mechanisms (toxins, alkaloids, hairs, spines, etc.) and uses (food, medicine, timber, etc.).
At this stage, we would like to invite you to browse through our website and visit these beautiful gardens, without overlooking the details that make this green area of Madrid so special.