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Thuret Garden (Jardin Thuret )

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Address: 62, boulevard du Cap, 06606, Antibes, France
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a garden full of unusual and surprising trees and plants

We always visit this special garden which is near where we stay on Cap d'Antibes. It dates back to the 19th century and now, as then, is devoted to the growing and conservation of... read more

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Mal D
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always visit this special garden which is near where we stay on Cap d'Antibes. It dates back to the 19th century and now, as then, is devoted to the growing and conservation of species from around the world. It has an excellent position and an interesting history and continues to develop as a work still in progress. We enjoy... More 

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Thank Mal D
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I walked here from the Old Town area of Antibes. It is in a residential area and easy to find, although you have to go past what appears to be the main entrance and enter from a side street. In late March there were no other visitors and I only saw one garden employee. My overall impression was that the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

So it's free, which is good. But in terms of quality as a botanic garden, its location some distance away from Antibes towards Cap d'Antibes means that you just expect more from it. If it was located more centrally, it would feel like a nice park with some interesting plant/tree specimens. But as a 'destination' garden, it doesn't really cut... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

After a long walk from old town Antibes, I was disappointed with Jardin Thuret. The garden was very dry and there was no colours. There were some big trees with scrubby undergrowth. All in all disappointing visit.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stay with friends who live close to this garden, so often visit and enjoy the wide variety of vegetation. As well as being a garden that the public may visit for free during the week (closed weekends), it is also a research site and often houses groups of students studying this aspect of biology. The garden itself is peaceful... More 

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Thank Mal D
Nice, France
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you know your trees and their latin names you will enjoy this garden a lot, and its heritage. Otherwise it has the air of a pleasant but slightly neglected garden, which you can wander around in about twenty minutes. It is free to get in, and the only facilities are a basic but very clean toilet. Worth dropping in... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

If you like trees this is the place for you. There's not much else apart from large shrubs - little colour and no facilities. My wife and I were able to spend about fifteen minutes walking round the garden, not quite as long as it took to find the place from Juan Les Pins.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Very interesting to have such good marking of the names of the types of tree,but wear stout footwear as the paths are quite stoney

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Thank Sue W
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is a very uncommercial but fascinating garden particularly if your interest is trees and trees from the Southern hemisphere in particular. The founder, GustaveThuret ,grew here the first eucalyptus on the Cote d'Azur followed by 3000 species of tender woody plants. Some of the foliage is extraordinary. Do not expect eateries or anything remotely smacking of "trade", but enjoy... More 

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Marlow
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is a good free attraction for adults who like to view exotic trees. It is a sloping site and many of the paths are unsuitable for the disabled or elderly infirm. There are no facilities except for a clean but basis WC mainly used by the gardeners. The entrance is actually in Chemin Raymond which is a narrow street... More 

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