Camelias en Fonseca147a. Juantiagues. BY CC 2.0Camellias were first grown in Galicia at the end of the 18TH century, brought over all the way from China and Japan to decorate the pazos and stately homes of Galician nobility, who were very enthusiastic about small botanical gardens.
A planned route through the most beautiful gardens in traditional pazos in the region of Pontevedra will highlight the natural elements brought from far-away worlds, a testament to Galician people’s emigrant spirit and their comings and goings. The visit combines the delicacy of cultivated nature and the soundness of stone in such noble architecture, and we’ll finish with a private dinner at one of the pazos, served by a Michelin-star restaurant.