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Hanbury Botanic Gardens (Giardini Botanici Hanbury)

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Address: Latte, outskirt of Ventimiglia | Loc. Mortola, Ventimiglia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0184 229507
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Extensive mature garden

On a very hot dsy in July with the crickets at full volume these gardens felt very exotic indeed. We hadnt intended to go as far as the sea but suddenly found ourselves there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

These gardens are absolutely amazing. I visited them near the end of October & although there wasn't a lot of flowers out it was still visually stunning. There's plenty of information boards throughout. There's a section of it specifically for the visually impaired & that is well worth a visit. The aroma along those paths was exquisite. It is suggest... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you have a car good luck with parking. Having been told by the tourist office in Menton you could not get there by bus we went to Ventimiglia by train and then local bus. Buy tickets in the small shop at the train station. However the timetable from mid Sept to mid June is a bit eccentric. If you... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the gardens on a very hot day in September (30C or so) and were very glad of its shady spots. This is a stunningly beautiful gardens even though it is probably not at its best a this time of year. But the passion flowers and the hibiscus were in blossom. The trees and cactuses are fascinating and the... More 

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Breil-sur-roya, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Almost 18euros to visit this botanic garden. The place is nice, well maintained but we find it too much expensive for what it is. Only a small bar at the very bottom of the garden, no real explanation during the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was my second visit and I have to say that it was looking a little neglected this year. Still worth a visit as it's absolutely beautiful. I spotted my first wild tortoise, too!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On a very hot dsy in July with the crickets at full volume these gardens felt very exotic indeed. We hadnt intended to go as far as the sea but suddenly found ourselves there. These gardens must be stunning in the springtime and the long walk back up the steep slope less tiring. Well worth the effort. Be aware there... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Hanbury Botanic Gardens is approached on the SS1 road out of Ventimiglia going towards the French border. The first problem you face is parking because there isn't much apart from some spaces just outside the entrance. Apart from that, you'll end up with the car perched half-way up on the pavement, hoping that some truck won't side-swipe you as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Without doubt one of the best gardens we have visited. Visited in mid June, very atmospheric and peaceful. Beautiful colours and scents, with breathtaking views. Plenty of information and routes set out if needed. A lovely cafe at the bottom of the gardens with plenty of seating available. Even if you don't have too much knowledge about plants, this makes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Visited from Menton by taking train to Ventimiglia, slightly delayed due to French strikes. After visiting the market while waiting for the bus we discovered it was also delayed by 3 hours by Italian strikes! Took a taxi and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours strolling through the amazing collection of plants: agaves, aloes, cycads and many more. Well maintained... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I visited the gardens with my wife, checked the website for the opening hours and drove almost 2 hours to get there to have lunch at the place,once there we had to wait one hour outside because a politician was visiting and we were not allowed to enter (if they mentioned on the website we would have not waited outside... More 

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