MIJAS COUNCIL has extended its La Muralla botanical route by adding more than 140 new types of plants.
The Councillor for Parks and Gardens, Roy Perez, visited the area to see the new additions and the results of reforming the parks’ information mural as well as the new information panels.
Following the park’s expansion, 141 types of plant cover the space, 55 further than before the works, with examples from every continent. Councillor Perez encouraged all residents and tourists to visit the are, explaining, “we have completely renovated the park by increasing our catalogue of species, as well as improving our information points and explanatory mural in front of the bullring.”
New information boards tell visitors the origins and scientific names of the plants giving nature-lovers an educational outing. Councillor Perez said the space was “recommended for those who are fond of botany but also for all people who want to enjoy this unique enclave.”
The route expands on the municipality’s botanical heritage and reflects the town hall’s commitment to preserving its nature and leisure spaces, according to the council. Councillor Perez adds, “among the objectives of the department is this expansion of the botanical heritage of the municipality ensuring that nature is integrated into all areas around Mijas,” emphasising, “on the recommendations of technicians we have looked for species whose needs and maintenance are as similar as possible to our native plants while also having species from all continents.”
The councillor concluded by encouraging all locals and visitors, “to visit this route which is sure to surprise them and to get to know the municipality through its natural spaces.”