In Granada in October 2008, the Madrid Islamic Culture Foundation presented the first international seminar of experts in the framework of the project “Med-O-Med. Network of Botanical Gardens in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”. This, in its turn, forms part of a wideranging programme entitled “Med-O-Med. Cultural Landscapes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East” which, along with the network of botanical gardens, covers an area on cultural heritage, another on botanical gardens and a third on education and training in these regions.
The objective of the project is two-fold: on the one hand, it seeks to preserve gardens and publicise their scientific and cultural aspects; on the other, it is a tool to generate employment and integrate different social sectors.