Passing through the archway at the side of Ses Mides at about 70 metres from the Plaza of the Pilgrims you will find a bridge leading towards the interior of the Sanctuary. Here you will find a sign pointing to the Botanical Garden. The garden was first laid out in 1956 when it was reserved for the use of the religious community and was made up of indigenous plants.
Due to the demand from visitors, between 1993 and 2001 Brother MaciÓ Ripoll expanded and redesigned the garden, helped by some former blauets and friends of the Sanctuary. Currently there are examples of around 200 plants from the Balearics, and wherever possible, wild plants are shown in a natural setting. There is also an area dedicated to aromatic and medicinal plants from Mallorca and a display of the most ancient varieties of fruit trees from the island, especially those found in the great estates (possesions) of the mountains.
A recent addition is the Arboretum, dedicated to trees and bushes from the Iberian Peninsula and other countries, where a monument was erected in 2009 to Fr Francesc BonafÚ, MSSCC, botanist, poet and a great friend of Lluc.
Visiting times: 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Entrance is free, with a voluntary contribution to the upkeep.