'Jardín de Indianos' Observatory


From 2013








Research on the main architectural, artistic, historical, and sociological aspects that make up the 'Indianos' type of garden. Catalogue this type of gardens in the eastern region of Asturias in order to preserve and promote the value of these gardens as a cultural and heritage asset of the Principality of Asturias.



The `Indianos´ type of gardens in Asturias represent an important part of Asturias history, culture and art. These gardens were built by wealthy Asturians who returned from America, bringing with them new ideas and styles that influenced Asturian architecture, art, and culture. With them, their owners represented their status and desire to show wealth and good taste. The 'Indianos' Gardens are generally large and include a wide variety of plant species, exotic trees brought specifically from the American continent, and native ornamental flowers. They have fountains, sculptures, and other artistic elements that reflect the wealth and taste of the owner. These gardens are also significant from an artistic perspective. They combine different elements and design styles, such as modernism, art deco, and romanticism, creating a unique and eclectic aesthetic. In addition, the gardens themselves are works of art, with their plants, sculptures, and fountains creating a specific and visually attractive landscape.



  • Establish relationships with agents who can provide relevant data and knowledge to enrich the research and thus have a solid information base. Authors, public and private institutions, historical and photographic archives, as well as any other available bibliographic search.

  • Communicate and disseminate the research project through the creation of informative content, appearances in specialized media and collaborations with other interested institutions.

  • Search for financing, both public and private, and generate strategic alliances to form a specific research team that allows progress to the second phase of the project.

  • Research and documentation of the characteristics, composition, and elements that make up this type of gardens in the East of Asturias, in order to preserve their cultural heritage.

  • Collaborate in the conservation and promotion of heritage and work together with the institutions and agents involved, whether public or private, in the protection and enhancement of these gardens as part of the cultural and landscape heritage of the region.


Collaborate with us: dlab@dstudio.es 



Our approach has always been to respect the history and essence of each of these gardens. Our commitment to the preservation of the Asturias Landscape and Cultural Heritage has led us to carry out rigorous work when we have had to face their rehabilitation. Our work in all cases has started with an exhaustive investigation of the evolution, use, and heritage value of each of the gardens, including the consultation of primary and secondary sources, interviews with people related to them, and the review of numerous historical archives.



EL COMERCIO: Un observatorio para rescatar el jardín indiano
TPA (en castellano): Investigar para rehabilitar jardines de indianos
TPA (n'asturiau): Investigar pa rehabilitar los xardinos indianos



Ayuntamiento de Llanes, Asociación 'Doc. Llanes', Fundación 'Archivo de Indianos', El Comercio, La Nueva España, Televisión del Principado de Asturias, José Antonio Anca Gómez, Jose Volado, Javier Morán Sobrino, Gloria Pomarada.