Our environmental commitment

Eco-responsible actions: because a "greener world" is possible.

Pirámides de Güímar has been developing sustainability projects since 2009, receiving its first nomination in 2011 for the European Museum of the Year Award. In 2013 it signed a collaboration agreement with the University of La Laguna to develop ‘Environmental Education for Sustainability’ projects and since 2021 it has been part of the Climate Heritage Network.

Botanical Garden

Cardones in the Botanic Garden of Pirámides de Güímar.

In May 2017, the Ibero-Macaronesian Association of Botanical Gardens (AIMJB) distinguished the Ethnographic Park Pirámides de Güímar with the classification of Botanical Garden. The plant collections, available for consultation, visit and recognition, undoubtedly meet the scientific objectives of Conservation, Education, Research and Dissemination.

The Pirámides de Güímar Botanical Garden is a member of the Alliance of Botanical Gardens against Climate Change, addressing the climate crisis through:

  • Collections of local plants, adapted to the environment and with little water demands.
  • Efficient irrigation systems to save water.
  • The incorporation of ecological fertilizers.
  • Dissemination and awareness.
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Sustainable Garden

This green space arises as part of the collaboration agreement with the University of La Laguna (‘Environmental education for sustainability’ projects). In its 1.500 m2, it recreates a typical Canarian ravine. The success of the Sustainable Garden lies in the fact that it complies with the three aspects of sustainability, serving as a model of how to create gardens in the Canary Islands in an environmental, economic and social way.

For this environmental project, Pirámides de Güímar received its second nomination for the European Museum of the Year Award, in 2017, and the ‘Best General Sustainable Tourism Practice 2021’ award, presented by Tenerife Tourism in its annual Sustainable Tourism Practices competition.

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Seeds for exchange with the Botanic Gardens of the REDBAG.

Since 2020, the Pirámides de Güímar Botanical Garden is proud to participate in REDBAG, the Spanish Network of Seed Banks. This participation allows the networking of genetic and biological material banks, through information exchange and coordination mechanisms between botanical gardens.

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An Ocean … of Plastic

This interactive exhibition is the result of the ongoing Sustainability program that the Ethnographic Park has been developing for years. The exhibition represents the first permanent exhibition in Spain on ocean plastic pollution. It addresses in a clear and direct way the current problems suffered by the seas due to the presence of plastic waste.

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