Monaco most beautiful gardens

In this day and age a new craze for gardens has emerged. Without doubt, the Principality of Monaco and its surroundings harbour real treasures in this domain. Careful not to lose its roots under urban development, the Principality has established a solid policy of garden and park development, with more than 250,000 m2 for a city-state of 195ha, which puts its second in Europe, just after Vienna. Everywhere precious rare species mix in harmony with flowers and plants symbolically simple and fresh.
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Exotic Garden of Monaco

This “extraordinary garden” brings together thousands of so-called “succulent” plant species. It was inaugurated in 1933 and boldly established on the side of the rock, where it has flourished, now drawing admiration from all over the world. 

Visit time
1h00
Ligne 2 Jardin Exotique
62, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
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St Martin Gardens

The 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.

Visit time
40 min.
Lignes 1, 2 Monaco-Ville
Avenue Saint-Martin
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The Casino Gardens

The gardens of the Société des Bains de Mer are very closely linked to the development of a particular part of the Principality of Monaco: Monte-Carlo. The area took off in around 1893 when the Casino was established on Spélugues rock, which was previously parched and bare.

Visit time
40 min.
Lignes 1, 5, 6 Place du Casino
Place du Casino
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The Japanese Garden

This garden, created in 1994 at the request of Prince Rainier III in accordance with the strictest principles of Zen design by landscape architect Yasuo Beppu (Grand Prix at the Osaka Flower Exhibition in 1990), transports visitors to the land of the rising sun, even as they remain in the Principality.

Visit time
1h00
Lignes 1, 5, 6 Portier
Avenue Princesse Grace
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