Costa Brava, or the wild coast, stretches from Blanes to the French border. Like a saw blade, the rugged coast is marked with hundreds of tiny coves and capes. Each one holds a surprise. I went to the Costa Brava searching for pristine waters, fresh seafood, and coastal trails. But I also found an unexpected botanical treasure; the Jardins de Cap Roig. Perched on cliffs that tower above the Mediterranean Sea, the botanical gardens of Cap Roig will delight garden lovers with exotic plant collections and stunning views.
Located less than three kilometers south of Calella de Palafrugell, the gardens were created in 1927 by tsarist colonel Nicolai Woevodsky and English aristocrat Dorothy Webster. The couple was drawn to the Costa Brava’s rugged, unspoiled beauty. Dorothy was a passionate gardener and Nicolai an architect; together, they spent decades creating one of the most beautiful gardens on the Mediterranean Coast. If you’re looking for things to do in Costa Brava, consider a visit to this delightful botanical garden. Not only do the Jardins de Cap Roig offer botanical beauty, visitors can also delight in breathtaking views of the Costa Brava coastline.