Urban Gardens in Madrid. School gardens, neighborhood gardens, in residences..

We have already seen in other blog posts that there are many types of urban gardens. In the city of Madrid, luckily, we have almost all types of urban gardens (school, therapeutic, community or neighborhood gardens, hotel gardens…), and there are also several associations and organizations that are in charge of managing many of the urban gardens in Madrid. Let’s see them!

Urban Gardens in Madrid: Gardens in schools

School gardens are an important educational tool in many schools. In Madrid there are a hundred primary schools, institutes and special education centers that have a garden where students can work and learn.

School garden in primary and infant school

Most of them are part of the Network of Ecological School Gardens of Madrid. This association coordinates various activities, such as the Sustainable School Gardens Award, teaches courses for those in charge of school gardens, and supplies seedlings to participating schools.

Urban Gardens in Madrid: Community or Neighborhood Gardens

There are a lot of Community Gardens in Madrid. One of the Organizations that has been in charge of managing many of them for years has been the RedHMad ( Network of Community Urban Gardens of Madrid), which we talked about some time ago on the blog.

In 2014 the Madrid City Council started, together with the RedHMad and the Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations, the Municipal Program of Community Urban Gardens, whose objective is to support this type of citizen initiatives. Its objective is to help develop community and sustainable urban agriculture projects, following the premises of organic farming. To date, more than 40 community gardens participate in the program and, thanks to this, they receive free compost, and also seedlings and aromatic plants from the Municipal Nurseries, as well as training and advice.

But there are many more community gardens in the city… there are more than a hundred neighborhood gardens in operation.

We have already talked in Agrohuerto about some community gardens that we have visited in this time, and there are also some compilation posts of the gardens of different districts of Madrid. You can find more details if you put in the search box above the name of the district that interests you (such as »Fuencarral», «Centro», «Carabanchel», «Barajas»…). I leave you the video of one of our visits to the community gardens in Madrid:

Gardens in Nursing Homes

Arganzuela and Center Districts:

  • AMMA Arganzuela Residence
  • Carmen Rodríguez APANEFA Day Center
  • San Francisco el Grande Senior Center


  • Pradera de San Isidro Day Hospital Therapeutic Educational Center
  • Valdeluz Residence in Carabanchel
  • San José Foundry – Brothers of San José de Dios
  • Residence ORPEA Madrid Buenavista


  • Albertia Residence


  • Residence AMMA Puente de Vallecas
  • Ensanche de Vallecas Day Residence
  • Alzheimer’s residence Reina Sofía


  • Residence AMMA Usera
  • Usera Day Center


  • AMMA Valdebernardo Residence

Gardens in Public Municipal Centers: Training and Therapeutic Gardens

All these municipal orchards depend on the City Council and social integration activities are carried out, courses and workshops on organic farming are given, or various environmental activities are carried out throughout the year:

Therapeutic gardens: garden at the Carabanchel Alto Health Center

Barajas District:

  • Juan Carlos I Park Environmental Education Center


  • Open Door Reception Center

Fuencarral- El Pardo

  • Bego orchard, Begoña neighborhood
  • Montecarmelo Nature Interpretation Center
  • Palomar Garden of Las Tablas AV Las Tablas


  • San Isidro Reception Center


  • Retreat Cabin Ecology Classroom
  • Environmental Education Center El Huerto del Retiro


  • Gas Station Orchard

San Blas-Canillejas:

  • San Blas Madrid Health Center
  • Solidarity Garden of the Fifth Torre Arias


  • Madrid Health Center Usera


I hope you have found this summary of urban gardens in Madrid useful. If I have left any or you know more types of urban gardens in this city you can add more information in the comments below!

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