If you enjoy strolling through botanical gardens, you will be impressed with The Alameda Gardens. The 15 acres are filled with blooming plants and unique trees from around the Mediterranean, South Africa and the Americas. Some species are over 200 years old. Among the numerous sections defined by walking paths are a few devoted to succulents including cacti from North America. The pad-shaped one shown here is a prickly pear (Opuntia). All of this wonderful plant life at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens is also a haven for birds.