15.500 planted native trees and shrubs
Guided by a profound admiration and respect for nature, sculptor Pablo Atchugarry planted, over a period of 8 years, 15.500 native trees and shrubs in the land that today conforms the Garzón Sculpture Park. His intention was to generate a natural island for today and the future, where nature and art would grow hand in hand.
Our Nature Program, led by Dr. Adrián Azpiroz, who holds a PhD in Biology, promotes the knowledge and respect for the landscape, flora and fauna of the region.
The Park will provide guided visits to explore the changes in the landscape and in their inhabitants throughout the year.
In order to navigate and explore the Park and its surrounding, we have created a guide that includes a sample of Garzón’s native wildlife with biological descriptions about a variety of animals and plants, most of which are present year-round. The guide is available free of charge at the park.
The information is organized into seasonal references (migratory movements, flowering periods, bird breeding seasons, etc.) showcasing which animals and plants are present at which time of the year.
Unfortunately some species have already disappeared from this region. This highlights the need to protect natural habitats in order to assure the benefits derived from biological diversity forever.
The 15,500 native trees and shrubs, which have been planted in Garzón Sculpture Park, will provide new foraging and refuge opportunities for wildlife.
PhD Adrián Azpiroz