Quiñones de león

Vigo: Quiñones de león

The gardens of the manor Quiñones de León were traced to the late nineteenth century probably by renowned garden designer Oporto Portuguese Jacintho Mattos by order of the Marquis de Alcedo tenant.

In these gardens of great beauty can observe species of great antiquity as Camelio French garden, which is around two hundred years old, exotic species such as the spectacular tulip originating in Virginia and old magnolias on the Prairie.

We observe five distinct parts: the entrance garden, the rose garden, French garden, the English garden (or "meadow you") and rear gardens and woods.

The Garden of Access

The garden, across from the main façade welcomes visitors of the manor. It consists of a central rotunda with a fountain and two side gardens.

Has undergone minor modifications to its initial configuration. To clean the perspective of the manor of elements and enhance its elevation, was replaced by another wooden door forging, lowered the level of the central source and side fences were removed.

Probably in the right margin where now there are booths originally had a large barn that would disappear with the transformation of agricultural land into gardens. Proof of high society being able to dispense farmland for ornamental gardens.

The French Garden

Just behind the manor, in its intermediate zone is larger garden named for its French garden so characteristic geometric layout that has been compared with a scale model of Versailles.

The area closest to the way the beautiful manor "myrtle maze" which today is in the process of rehabilitation. This maze consists of a complex of myrtle hedges layout with a central fountain which once had a pair of dolphins in lead now disappeared and replaced by a replica in granite. Its layout is very beautiful and is inexcusable visit.

The French garden industry is far larger and has a simple layout. It is completely symmetrical being its axis a central rosette.

The French garden English garden delimits the lower level to the right and the rose garden at the upper left.

In delimiting the aisle with the rose garden is the ride of the shields.

The English Garden

Also called "Tea Prairie" by custom British owners had tea in the garden.

Its location is on the lower level of the manor bounded by the wall of French garden level. This site gives the garden a more intimate than other gardens.

Its design is much easier than French. A rectangular meadow surrounded by two multi-step pathways and tree specimens in downtown duck pond with a central island showing a scale reproduction of the manor, in the manner of Chinese miniatures that were fashionable since the eighteenth century.

Its design is associated with the romantic tradition of taste naturist, where flora seems to develop freely except for tree species.

In the final part of the English garden, on a pond, is a statue of the seventeenth century rescued from oblivion: "The fountain of Neptune" formerly located in the Puerta del Sol

La Rosaleda

The rose garden is at the highest level. Its layout is linear with some small roundabouts with sculptures, and along the way are plotted arcs where the roses grow, ending in a small corner with a picture of a virgin.

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