Los jardines de la Ruta de la Seda

Félix Ruiz de la Puerta, Jesús Aguado, Cristina Cabañeros, José Manuel Almodóvar Melendo and Menene Gras Balaguer

Los jardines de la Ruta de la Seda

This summer, Casa Asia presents two projects in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid. On the one hand, Un jardín zen negro (A Black Zen Garden), an installation built with ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Island of La Palma, and, on the other, an exhibition project entitled La risa de las flores (The Laughter of Flowers) which brings together the work of fourteen Asian and Spanish artists who have carried out research into the culture of flowers in Asia. Complementing these two activities, as part of the Veranos de la Villa festival, a number of speakers and researchers will talk about the oriental gardens of the Silk Road on 8, 9 and 10 July at the Palacio de Fernán Núñez.

The philosopher and scientist Félix Ruiz de la Puerta will talk about the Japanese Garden; the poet Jesús Aguado will concentrate on the Gardens of India, where he lived for a number of years; and Cristina Cabañeros will talk about the Persian Garden; and last but not least, Professor José Manuel Almodóvar Melendo will discuss the Chinese Garden. Menene Gras Balaguer will present the garden as an earthly representation of paradise or a microcosm and imago mundi, retracing the Silk Route and other parallel routes such as the Rice Route or the Bamboo Route, to introduce the grammar of Oriental gardens understood as a cultural construction of the natural landscape.

In collaboration with Casa Asia and the Spanish Railway Foundation

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From 8th of July to 10th of July

  • 8th of July

    Jardín Japonés

  • 8th of July

    Jardines de la India

  • 9th of July

    Jardín Persa

  • 9th of July

    Jardín Chino

  • 10th of July

    Visita a la instalación Un jardín zen negro y a la exposición La risa de las flores


Palacio de Fernán Núñez

Calle de Santa Isabel, 44 28012 Madrid

Paisaje o vista de Palacio de Fernán Núñez

Distrito Centro

Place of employment information:


Metro: Antón Martín (L1), Estación del Arte (Antigua Atocha) (L1), Lavapiés (L3)

Bus: 001, 6, 10, 14, 26, 27, 32, 34, 36, 41, 45, 59, 85, 119, C1, C2, C03, E1

Cercanías: Madrid-Atocha

BiciMAD: Estaciones: 42, 50

Real Jardín Botánico

Plaza de Murillo, 2

Paisaje o vista de Real Jardín Botánico

Distrito Centro


Metro Atocha (L1), Banco de España (L2), Estación del Arte (L1)

Autobús 001, 6, 10, 14, 19, 26, 27, 32, 34, 37, 45, C03, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N17, N25, N26

Cercanías Renfe Madrid – Atocha

Bicimad 67, 68

Veranos de la Villa Festival 2022 poster

Madrid City Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport makes the Veranos de la Villa 2022 posters created by Borja Bonafuente available for download.

Downloads are only authorised for domestic use. Express authorisation must be obtained for any other use. © MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO, S.A., 2022