The Jardins del Bisbe (Bishop’s Gardens, in Palma old town) sit right behind Palma cathedral. While wondering round the narrow streets of the old town, one would never expect to find such an imposing, mannerist style entrance showcasing a crest with its characteristic galero.
These gardens belong to Mallorca’s diocese. They are laid out following a traditional stately house garden design.
The gardens boast geometrically pruned hedges, a small orchard and a lily pond, covered with a pagoda and bougainvillea.
Palma City Hall has cared for the gardens since the year 2000. It is one of the many abandoned corners of the city that have been recovered and revived.
The entrance to the garden is bordered with a row of cypress trees, as we enter the enclosure, to the left, we find the garden itself and an orchard. This neat and pleasant combination offers a great number of flowers, fruit trees and aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme, mint and rue.
The Jardins del Bisbe (Bishop’s Gardens, in Palma old town)
Calle Sant Pere Nolasc, 6. Palma
From Monday to Friday, in winter from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and during the summer it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The gardens remain closed on Sunday, and on Saturdays they can be visited from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.