Principality’s first public garden, opened in 1816, was built on an abandoned
plot in order to provide work for residents when famine hit the Principality.
the St Martin Gardens were typically Mediterranean (pine trees, holm oaks,
myrtle, pistachio trees, etc.). Additional exotic species acclimatised to the
site were later added.
below the road, between the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral, this green
oasis offers visitors taking a stroll lots of surprises with fabulous views out
across the sea.
winding paths hug the side of the rock and offer walkers numerous spots in
which to rest. There is also a space in the middle of the garden where visitors
can enjoy a refreshing break by the side of the pond.
plants and sculptures sit side by side in harmony in this unique location which
marries art and botany. On a headland facing out to the Mediterranean, visitors
will find a bronze statue of Prince Albert I, the “navigator prince”, created
by artist Francis Cogne.
Accessibility: access for people with reduced
mobility is located opposite the cathedral or in front of the Oceanographic
Museum esplanade. Be aware that there are some quite steep slopes.