14th February 2021
For Nature Arts Competition
Every year on Valentine’s Day the AWCP takes part in the Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove campaign, to encourage people to show their love for the nature around them.
This year the AWCP are asking people to paint, draw or photograph what you love about nature in and around Gibraltar, be it animals, flowers, vistas or snails.
Entry categories: Ages 0-7, 8-16 and 17- 100+.🐾🌿🍃💐🌊🦈
Media: anything goes; photography, mixed media, sketches..whatever, as long as its nature and you love it! 💚
Get your nature artworks in to us before the 10th of February! 🐛🦋🦇🐒🐍🌻🌿
Send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the AWCP in the Botanic Gardens between 9am & 4pm every day.
This Valentine's Day, the majority of schools in Gibraltar will be
taking part in Gibraltar's first ever - 'Green Day'.
The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and the AWCP have invited
all schools to take part in this event to support JustOneTree (UK).
Last year, over 350 schools took part in a similar event in the UK,
over 43600 trees were planted all over the world from just this
This year we have chosen Madagascar as the area to plant.
Just One Tree is a fantastic initiative that works with partners in
selected countries who ensure the tree planting is specific to
the selected area.
In Madagascar, only 10% of the original forests still remains.
Over 75% of species are endemic to Madagascar and 90% of
these species rely on the forests to survive.
Endangered Ring-tailed lemurs can be seen at the AWCP and are
an important conservation species. The AWCP helps to raise
awareness of the important conservation work being carried out
in Madagascar. Conservation projects such as LemurLove, work
with local communities to help raise awareness of the need to
conserve these amazing animals.
If you're a school and you would like to sign up for the event,
If you are an individual, company or group and would like to
get involved, please contact us.
We will also be planting a tree in the Botanic Gardens Biodome Area and one tree in the Lemur Walk-though exhibit
to commemorate the event as a tribute to all the schools that took part.
Each school will have their logo included on the Just One Tree website!
Photo credit: Sergey Nikolenko
Join us at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens on Sunday 3rd November for our first ever Botanic Gardens and Wildlife Park Open Day!
With the launch of our Habits for Habitats campaign, we will be joined by local NGO’s @TheNautilusProject, @GONHS, @ESG, @EcoSpirit - art and Capoeira and other local projects working for sustainability and nature.
A fun-filled day with lots of fun activities for all ages.
Go behind the scenes of the Botanic Gardens, walk in the Dell, our laboratories and among our plant collections. Prepare to be amazed! See poster for tour times (spaces are limited so get to the Gardens Offices early and book a place!)🌵🍃🐜🐛
Learn about our plans for an educational area with a Biodome in the Botanic Gardens and find out how to grow your own veg at home and create mini habitats for local wildlife 🐝🐜🐞🦋
Visit the Wildlife Park to meet our animals 🐒🐢🐗🦇🦎🐢and our Keepers for Fantastic Feasts with the Beasts. Learn more about how we are working to change habits to save the wild habitats of our animals. Visit our creepy Halloween Cave 🎃 Meet our snakes 🐍 and spiders 🕷 (for designated feeding and display times, see poster).
Valentine's Day 2020
See @GONHS Raptor Rehabilitation Unit’s impressive raptor display at designated times in the Alameda Outdoor Theatre (See poster for times)🦅🦉
Ian and Tony from the Botanic Gardens will also be giving tree-climbing demos - children can join in and test our their (harnessed) tree-climbing skills!! 🌲 🌳🧗♀️
Book yourself in for capoeira, animal movement and other sessions at the AWCP balcony (spaces limited- check poster for times). We will also have animal craft tables and Eco-Art sessions!🎨🌿🌱🧘♂️
Spend all day at the Botanic Gardens, no need to bring lunch - we have our ‘sustainable food market’ courtesy of all the best and most thoughtful eateries in Gibraltar - including a surprise appearance from one of our favourite chefs (back from hiding for a one-off appearance!), helping us to change our eating habits to save the planet 🌍 🌱 🥗🌯🥙🥨
That’s not all! Join @Paytech and their team of super-volunteers on the main path of the Gardens for a spectacular Village Fete 🥳- good ole’ fashioned fun and games for all the family, plus a scrumptious cake stall 🧁 Not to be missed!🎪🍰🥥
So much to do, learn, eat and love! Don’t miss it, it’s a first but it won’t be the last!
The day will begin at 11.30am sharp at the AWCP Balcony with the launch of the 'Pharah footprints (TM)' and some very distinguished guests! For more information on this fantastic initiative click here: The Pharah Foundation
Share far and wide - bring your family, friends, neighbours, smiles, minds and wallets 😁 (but not your dog…no dogs allowed) everyone else is very welcome. See you there!
For more info and updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and instagram!
Halloween 2018 - Join us for our Annual Halloween event!
**Time Change due to weather!** - November 2nd 1pm-5pm
Spooky fun for everyone! Join us for Creepy encounters, entertainments, Kreeper talks, Batty bats Breakfast, Boon-cy castle and more..
There will be a 'Worst Dressed' fancy dress competition, (Judgment time will be at 4.30pm)
We will be serving Sneaky snacks throughout the event.
Head on down for some Spooktacular fun!
We will be raising money for the Mountain Marmoset Conservation Project in Brazil, who need our help more than ever! The Buffy-Tufted-Ear marmoset, or 'skull-faced' marmoset will set the theme for our spooky Halloween event. Find out more about this project on our conservation page
We will have a Raffle at 4.30pm on the day, tickets are on sale now at the reception: Amazing Prizes include:
Rock Escape Rooms experience for up to 5 people
A meal for two plus Wine at the Rock Hotel
Dolphin Trip for 2 with Dolphin Adventure
A surprise gift from the Sunborn!
Entrance to the event is FREE!
World Wildlife Day Big Cats - Predators under threat
March 3rd 2018
The AWCP will be joining Gibraltar Museum and Gib-Bats this Saturday (3rd March) to celebrate World Wildlife Day at Casemates Square. The theme this year is Big Cats - Predators under threat. We will be raising awareness of the successful conservation efforts in Spain and Portugal to save the Iberian lynx from the brink of extinction.
Currently the second most endangered big cat species, it once roamed throughout the Iberian Peninsular, (also found in and around Gibraltar before 1900). Now after numbers dropped to less than a hundred at the end of last century, isolated groups are being revived by conservation groups throughout southern Spain and Portugal.
Join us to find out more about this beautiful cat, make a lynx mask and visit many other projects at the event, working for wildlife in Gibraltar.
For more information on the Iberian lynx and conservation projects to protect the lynx visit: www.iberlince.eu
The AWCP and the Conscious Eating initiative are spreading the love this Valentine's week.
In support of the Climate Coalition's #ShowTheLove campaign. With the aim to raise awareness of Climate Change by asking people to think about what they love and how what they love might be affected by climate change.
The Gibraltar Gardening Club will be creating green hearts to hang in the Gardens and the AWCP to show their love for nature in Gibraltar on Valentine's Day.
On the 16th February, the Conscious eating team will be in town running an awareness vegan cake and witer-warmer tasters stall. We hope to see you there!
For more information on the event and what you can do to take part, visit www.theclimatecoalition.org
Zoo Boo & World Lemur Day - 29th October
Join our 'Sprits of the Night' for a spooktacular event on
29th October - 12 noon-4pm
Freaky face-painting, crafty bats, spooky spiders, Madagascan treats,
and much more..
Bring your carved pumpkin to enter our pumpkin competition or dress up
as your favourite lemur
or freaky character to win a prize
5th June - World Environment Day - 'In Touch with Nature'
We will be in the Commonwealth Park with Thinking Green and the Department for the Environment and Climate Change all day.
Come and get immersed in our 'Rainforest in the Park', learn about the rainforest species living at the AWCP
and what you can do to help Rainforests around the world
10am - 5pm - Commonwealth Park
6th June - 10th June - Rainforest Tours for schools at the AWCP & Botanic Gardens
(Please book these tours through the Department for the Environment and Climate Change or contact us at email@example.com)
10th June - AWCP & the 'Conscious Eating' Campaign does Calentita!
We are running a vegan food stall at this years calentita festival, raising money for the World Land Trust
12th June - World Meat Free Day and the Conscious Eating Campaign launch throughout Gibraltar in participating restaurants.
Summer Events (Coming Soon) - July & August