Excursions, tours > gardens of Menton
|CLOS DU PEYRONNET (jardin privé) - MENTON|
Laid out by Humphrey Waterfield, these gardens blend colour and movement by means of a "water stairways" composed of successive ponds.
|FONTANA ROSA, LE JARDIN DES ROMANCIERS - MENTON|
Also classified as an historic site, this amazing garden with its Spanish-style ceramics was designed in the 'twenties by novelist Vicente Blasco-Ibañez.
|JARDIN BOTANIQUE DU VAL RAHMEH - MENTON|
An "annex" of the National Museum of Natural History, this garden proposes a tour of the world of botany. It boasts the only specimen of the Sophora Toromiro, the mythical tree of Easter Island.
|JARDIN DE LA SERRE DE LA MADONE - MENTON|
Classified as an historic site, this garden was laid out between 1919 and 1939 by the renowned landscape-gardener Lawrence Johnstone, creator of Hidcote Manor. Terraces, rockeries, pergolas, ponds and orange grove, plus a profusion of rare species and perfumed plants make this a really privileged place.
|JARDIN DE MARIA SERENA - MENTON|
The most temperate garden in all France. Tropical and sub-tropical plants were acclimatized here in a garden of 3.75 acres, including an important collection of palm-trees and cycas.
|JARDIN DES COLOMBIERES (jardin privé) - MENTON|
Designed by the painter-novelist Ferdinand Bac, this garden is planned out like a voyage around the Mediterranean. It mainly contains cypress and olive trees.
|JARDINS DU PALAIS CARNOLES - MENTON|
The largest collection of citrus trees in Europe.
|LA CITRONNERAIE (jardin privé) - MENTON|
La Citronneraie is located on the slopes of the Annonciade, the cradle of Menton, halfway up. At an altitude of 120 m., it faces S/E towards the rising sun, meaning it is the perfect spot for growing citrus fruits and the acclimatisation of tropical and sub tropical plants. "Citron de Menton", comprises the perfume of its zest and the flavours of its pulp, is the most prestigious of some 80 species known to date. These tasty fruits are used by the greatest French chefs, and adorn their Michelin starred restaurant to delight the great and good of Menton. Garden classified as A REMARKABLE GARDEN