The Alameda Gardens are a must-visit attraction in Gibraltar. This entrance gate to the botanical gardens is named in honor of Sir George Don. As the Lieutenant-Governor of Gibraltar, he authorized the creation of a garden for garrison soldiers in 1816. They were significantly enhanced by head gardener Giuseppe Codali in the mid-19th century and fully restored in 1991. In Spain, the word alameda means a tree-lined promenade. This marvelous park is also called the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. The bust in the background is the Eliott Memorial. General George Eliott masterminded The Great Sortie of 1781. Within an hour, over 2,200 British soldiers launched a surprise attack on Spanish troops and defeated them.