20 November. The late afternoon sunlight reflected off a bank of windows beyond the garden walls returned from the east to cast shadows as though it were morning.
The old greenhouse, close to the shell-encrusted grotto.
The gardens comprise five acres, acquired by the cotton manufacturer Alfredo Mata early in the twentieth century, became a public park in 1994, and their design an early example of work by the landscape architect Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí (1891–1981).
A detailed treatment of the gardens can be found in the following article: José Miguel Morales Folguera, La recreación del viejo mito arcádico en los jardines de la Tamarita de Barcelona, in El proceso creativo : XXVI Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte, ed. Alberto Dallal, México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 2006. (Estudios de arte y estética 59), p. 399-413