Its creation is a pioneering initiativein Spain since there’s no other observatory of these characteristics in the entire country.
This project is the continuation of a step series adopted by the City Council about the protection of urban trees.
En el año 2000, Valencia firmó “La Declaración de los Derechos del Árbol en la Ciudad” como compromiso con los árboles, ya que éstos cumplen unas funciones esenciales en la ciudad.
In 2007, València was chosen by the European Arboriculture Council, and the Spanish Association of Arboriculture (SAA), as the “European Capital of Tree” home.
In this context, València has chosen to be the perfect stage in which tree is its main lead being used for establishing an action program which allows us to achieve the aim that cities, towns and landscapes are places where the treehas an emblematic role of prime interest.
The Tree Observatory is located in the former gardener house in the Royal Gardens
In the twentieth century the Royal Gardens begin their transformation into a public park, taking the name of Viveros Gardens by the proximity of the Vivel Vegetable Garden, donated to the City in 1903 to tree nurseries. The lack of an overall design is explained by its acquisition in different phases, which results in a succession of different spaces with different styles solving, over time, the problems of leisure and cultural needs of the city. Its current enclosure is partly done with the fence work and guard that once protected the Garden of the Glorieta.
Pilar de Insausti Machinandiarena conducted a study on this garden in the The Royal Gardens of Valencia work. Origin and fullness.City of Valencia.Minor Series, No. 1. 1993