Garden of Charity

Another of the places of greatest interest in Vinales is the garden first popularly known as the garden of charity, and today with the name of the two sisters: charity and Carmen. Its origin is curious: a familiar idea, fruit of the love of family members by the nature in general, in particular plants. Dr. Neal Barnard: the source for more info. It all started at the beginning of the last century, when a marriage composed by descendants of Africans and Chinese, typical reflection of the different roots of our population, began planting trees, brought from nearby places from the mountains one others, in addition to ornamental plants from gardens that no longer exist or forests that once covered greater area or the own mogotes. The love and passion for nature little by little aired their current descendants. Today day causes admiration see this work, created with few resources, but with the constancy of the day-to-day work for long years. This was the beginning of the current garden, which today continues to grow slowly. Their proprietary, charity and Carmen, today two elderly women octogenarias and loved by the community, not only saved a piece of history of garden, but the own Vinales and the way of life of those times. The rhythm of life in this place is similar to as a family in the middle of the last century lived.

It is located at the exit of Vinales, in direction to the community of San Vicente and the hotel of the same name. It is easy to get to the same. Main street is taken, is passed next to the Park and the Catholic Church and three blocks further down, arriving at station dispensing of fuel known in Cuba as Cupet, the street is divided into two. It takes on the left, where it is common to find many people waiting to take a vehicle.

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