Welcome to the Andalusian Valle de Lecrín, a place of great beauty that lies in the shelter of the Sierra Nevada between Granada and the Mediterranean. Here, it is green and lush all year round, with many breathtaking views from the middle of a sea of citrus, olive and almond-trees.

The retreat centre Garden of lemons consists of two houses: the Jardín de los limones, an old country house (cortijo), located just outside the village Melegís, and the house El limón in the village of Chite only few kilometers away.

Jardín de los limones is a large and beautiful detached house, surrounded by terraces and a huge garden with olive, orange and fruit trees, while the house El limón has magnificent views from house and terrace over the Sierra Nevada mountains and the villages of the valley. Both houses offer high levels of comfort and finish, with lots of architectural details that blend both Nordic and Southern European features.


  • In spring and autumn, we host – mainly Scandinavian- groups for one week stays in subjects like art, yoga, literature and philosophy. Our guests stay in both houses El Jardín de los limones and in El limon as well as in the hotel Los Naranjos. Depending on classes, the size of groups is between 6 and 24.  Find all classes on: http://den-andalusiske-hoejskole.dk/ (this site is in Danish only – in case of interest, please feel free to ask: gardenoflemons@gmail.com)
  • we arrange “theme stays” of one day, 3-5 days or a week for individuals and groups.
  • The houses are ideal for those, who want to travel with a large family or groups of friends to celebrate birthdays or the like. The site also offers the perfect setting for corporate events, team building and projects. We can help with all the practicalities. Let us know how we can help by contacting us via the contact details on this site.
  • During summer months and other periods throughout the year, we rent out both the Jardín de los limones and El limón.