May 21 - August 21, 2011

SPANISH PARADISE:
GARDENS OF THE ALHAMBRA

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets

About

A high point in the world's art, architecture, gardens, and culture, the Alhambra is a 14th-century monument that presents landscape architecture as an art form, incorporating architecture, gardens, and gateways in one of the world's commanding citadels and most spectacular settings. The exhibition features flowing fountains, elegant arches, and a broad palette of Old World plants anchored by date palms, pomegranate trees, Italian cypress, and more--all within the Victorian elegance of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The Curators

Penelope Hobhouse

Honorary curator Penelope Hobhouse is a garden writer, designer, historian, and lecturer. She has designed gardens in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the United States. Her designs include The Country Garden for the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, a renaissance-style garden in Italy, and a garden for fashion designer Jil Sander in Germany.

Francisca P. Coelho

Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Associate Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden, is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high-profile shows in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. A graduate of the Garden's School of Professional Horticulture, she has been a member of the Horticulture staff since 1981.

Patrick Lenaghan

Historical Views: Tourists at the Alhambra is organized by Patrick Lenaghan, Curator of the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Hispanic Society of America.

Plan Your Visit

Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4
Members: Free
Adults: $20
Seniors/Students: $18
Children: $8
Children Under 2: Free
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Historical Views Library Exhibition

Rare prints, historical photographs, watercolor drawings, and objects from the rich collections of the Hispanic Society of America immerse visitors in the Alhambra's history and design.

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About the Exhibition

The exhibition features flowing fountains, elegant arches, and a broad palette of Mediterranean plants anchored by date palms, pomegranate trees, Italian cypress, and more--all within the Victorian elegance of the Conservatory.
Learn more.

Lorca, Flamenco, Sangria, and More!

The spirit of al-Andalús fills the Garden's special programming this summer. Eat the food, drink the wine, and thrill to the sounds of Spanish guitar during weekend Flamenco performances, evening events, and much more.

Get Your Tickets

About the Exhibition

The exhibition features flowing fountains, elegant arches, and a broad palette of Mediterranean plants anchored by date palms, pomegranate trees, Italian cypress, and more--all within the Victorian elegance of the Conservatory.
Learn more.

Lorca, Flamenco, Sangria, and More!

The spirit of al-Andalús fills the Garden's special programming this summer. Eat the food, drink the wine, and thrill to the sounds of Spanish guitar during weekend Flamenco performances, evening events, and much more.

Get Your Tickets



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