The activities of the shop focus on conservation, maintenance and restoration of the various flower and vegetable gardens, forests and landscape areas in the Alhambra.
Plasterwork and tiling upkeep constitute the main priority of the restoration action activities conducted in the Alhambra.
The shop staff analyzes and repairs the various building components used in the construction of the Monument over the years.
Wooden supports, joists and beams, roof frames, eaves, and ornamentation are characteristic features found in the Alhambra monuments.
The shop is dedicated to the preservation of historic and artistic documents, thus guaranteeing the future use of this heritage.
The Alhambra has traditionally been a local school for gardeners. The gardening craft started in the Medieval Age and progressively evolved with the introduction of new technologies, products, and other techniques, as well as changes in the economy.
This shop is responsible for the conservation, maintenance and restoration of the flower and vegetable gardens, forests and landscape areas in the Alhambra, including the preservation of the plant and land heritage of the site.
The flower garden-related activities of the shop include soil conditioning for cultivation, being responsible for the knowledge about and identification of the most suitable ornamental plant species, plantation, sowing, watering and fertilizing activities; tree and bush pruning, pest control, plant replacement and maintenance.
The vegetable-garden related activities of the shop involve activities of soil conditioning for the cultivation of vegetables, fertilizer treatment, watering and fertile irrigation, ecologic farming, pest control, and crop protection.
Forestry is another area of the shop. The activities include forest scrub clearing, tree pruning and plantation, reforestation, and fire prevention.