Gardens are as much a feature of the local lifestyle as its properties, and therefore a very important element to consider when looking for a villa to buy in Marbella. In keeping with the fantastic choice of settings, views, architectural styles and price ranges, gardens in Marbella come in a wide variety of choices too. Typically, they range from crisp, compact lawns in modern villas to opulent subtropical gardens in established grand homes, and even the expansive grounds of country properties on the periphery of greater Marbella.
The latter can be found in exclusive country club hillside locations such as La Zagaleta, El Madroñal, Montemayor,La Mairena, the Marbella Club Golf Resort and even La Quinta, while the more suburban gardens are typical of Nueva Andalucía, Los Monteros, Elviria, Santa Clara and Guadalmina, and those lucky enough can even boast of a frontline beach villa whose private green oasis borders an equally secluded stretch of coastline. Such select homes are to be found mostly along the Golden Mile, Los Monteros and in Guadalmina Baja, but all have a swimming pool as their centrepiece.
The pools similarly come in many forms and shapes, from the traditional kidney-shaped pool to lagoon-inspired ones with waterfalls, sleek infinity edge swimming pools and even private ponds and lakes. Marbella has it all.
New trends in Marbella gardens
In recent times there has been a partial trend away from semi-tropical lawns, palm trees and tropical flowering plants that are beautiful but require a lot of irrigation. The movement continues to absorb elements of the aforementioned, but puts increasing focus on indigenous Mediterranean plants and trees such as cypresses, cork oaks, olive trees and pines. Succulent plants, herbs and heather are also very effective both visually and in terms of water economy, and along with new in-vogue species such as lavender they add a fragrant splash of colour to your Marbella home, so get creative and save a lot in water bills along the way.
If you are looking for a beautiful Marbella home with a suitably gorgeous garden, contact Pure Living Properties – a leading Marbella agent that specialises in luxury real estate and can boast one of the finest selections of Marbella homes available for sale. View our website or ask for the private sale portfolio.Javier Nieto · March 1st 2019