A BIG FAMILY THAT LOVES AND TAKES CARE OF ITS MEMBERS. . JUST BECAUSE. BECAUSE THAT’S WHO WE ARE.

A BIG FAMILY THAT LOVES AND TAKES CARE OF ITS MEMBERS. . JUST BECAUSE. BECAUSE THAT’S WHO WE ARE.

Garden, Not Common is the programme that provides an image of the entire sustainability journey that we, at Garden Hotels, have been on practically since our inception. Since then, back in 1986, we have established solid values based on innovation, hospitality, commitment, enthusiasm, trust, quality and, of course, sustainability. We were pioneers in the field of the circular economy without even realising it, putting into practice certain actions designed to care for our land and for our community.

The first step was to turn ourselves into the first hotel chain to carry out an activity that might seem obvious today: turning organic waste generated at our establishments into organic compost and, therefore, closing the circle of the circular economy by producing fertilizer that is used to benefit organic farming in the Balearic Islands.

This was the first of many other steps already taken and of those yet to come on this exciting journey towards sustainability.

And that was how Garden Not Common came about. Uncommon actions from a company that is really different.

OUR COMMITMENT IS REAL: : REAL ACTIONS WITH REAL IMPACT

Nº1
Creating organic compost in a self-sufficient way that is also economically viable to use.

Nº2
Revitalizing organic farming and the local economy.

Nº3
Increasing visibility of good practice and positive actions by hotel chains and associations amongst the rest of society.

Nº4
Involving social enterprises in our project.

Nº5
Reducing environmental and transport costs.

Nº6
Reducing the carbon footprint when transporting organic material and garden waste.

Nº7
Creating alliances with different sectors (agricultural, hospitality and local councils).

OUR COMMITMENT IS REAL: : REAL ACTIONS WITH REAL IMPACT

Nº1
Creating organic compost in a self-sufficient way that is also economically viable to use.

Nº2
Revitalizing organic farming and the local economy.

Nº3
Increasing visibility of good practice and positive actions by hotel chains and associations amongst the rest of society.

Nº4
Involving social enterprises in our project.

Nº5
Reducing environmental and transport costs.

Nº6
Reducing the carbon footprint when transporting organic material and garden waste.

Nº7
Creating alliances with different sectors (agricultural, hospitality and local councils).

CIRCULAR ECONOMY. It RUNS IN OUR VEINS.

Miquel Ramis Puigrós, the founder of Garden Hotels, has always had close ties with agriculture in Mallorca and with what has become known as kilometre zero. Despite his position of responsibility, he has never strayed too far from what is really important: the land and family. He has never stopped visiting his farms, planting seasonal vegetables in his garden and, of course, putting into practice the most traditional circular economy methods.

“Loving the land, defending our local produce, its flavour and seasonality is essential if we want the people who come to visit us to do the same and to understand why we are what we are”.

FIRST CONTACT WITH FARMERS

In 2014, and with the aim of providing our clients with organic, local produce, we contacted farmers in the local area. In that moment we realised there was a lack of organic compost available in the Balearic Islands. Within the context of promoting the circular economy, the idea of starting this great adventure came about.

During the whole process involved in this challenge, and in bringing the project to life, we have been able to count on collaboration from various associations and companies, such as Apaema, Sa Teulera, Estel de Llevant, amongst others, as well as receiving professional advice from a Master Composter.

FIRST CONTACT WITH FARMERS

In 2014, and with the aim of providing our clients with organic, local produce, we contacted farmers in the local area. In that moment we realised there was a lack of organic compost available in the Balearic Islands. Within the context of promoting the circular economy, the idea of starting this great adventure came about.

During the whole process involved in this challenge, and in bringing the project to life, we have been able to count on collaboration from various associations and companies, such as Apaema, Sa Teulera, Estel de Llevant, amongst others, as well as receiving professional advice from a Master Composter.