Description of the Garden
Raixa is specially well-known because of the gardens that surround the house and reach over the southern slopes of sa Muntanyeta. At the bottom there are the orchards, the Garden of Oranges, the Loggia garden, with a fountain in the middle, and the entrance garden with a small pond. An interesting part of the whole is the entrance gate, built in 1898, which bears the coat of arms of count Ramon Despuig i Fortuny, who sold Raixa to the entrepeneur Antoni Jaume in 1910.
The upper gardens
The upper gardens were structured around the monumental staircase dedicated to the god Apollo and perhaps to four muses linked with poetry. Further on, a landscaped path leads to faux ruins (folly), a great pond, a man-made grotto, a historicist pavilion, a small hermitage and a neoclassical viewpoint located at the highest point, which dates back to 1854.
Thanks to the acquisition of the water from the fountain of Pastoritx (Valldemossa) in 1807, the creation of these gardens was accomplished and the reservoir designed by the engineer Francisco Rigaud de Tirgalle (1753) was transformed into the present irrigation water reservoir, that is 83 meters long, 17 wide and 7.5 deep. From the paths and viewpoints in the upper parts of the garden, the scenery of the house and the surrounding landscape are of great beauty.