Exotic gardens in Monaco

 No machine-readable author provided. Tim Pope~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

17 April 2021  |  Tourism

The exotic gardens of Monaco

Visit and explore the exotic gardens of the famous city of Monaco in summer.

Visitors can wander the walkways and steps among the many exotic plants and species, including cacti and their colourful flowers. Enter a greenhouse and discover a variety of pretty plants, from many regions around the world.

Finish your tour by descending into the 'viewing cave', a limestone rock full of stalagmites and stalactites with drawings of prehistoric men dating back 250,000 years.

A shop offers a range of themed products for both the young and old.

Built on the side of a cliff, the Exotic Garden offers breathtaking views of the Principality of Monaco and invites you to discover succulent plants with extravagant shapes of which cacti (or cacti) are the most representative family.

The plants acclimatized in this Garden come from several remote dry areas (hence the term "exotic"): southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America for cacti and agaves; South, East Africa and Arabian Peninsula for other succulents.

Plants regularly produce flowers in order to reproduce. These blooms are staggered throughout the year depending on the place of origin of each species: winter for Aloe and African Crassula, spring and summer for most cacti. Contrary to popular belief, only a small proportion of cacti bloom at night. Many produce large, colorful, daytime flowers.

The cave

The cave can be visited in a guided or alone. The cavity sinks down to sea level and is often explored by local speleologists. The remains of animal bones proves that prehistoric man once visited the caves

Official website: https://www.jardin-exotique.mc

Share this article


Lee Jones

I am the property photographer for Pure France and travel throughout France meeting property owners. I come from a background of sales in the luxury brands Bang & Olufsen and Swarovski Crystal.

See more from Lee Jones

Where in France


Open on Google maps

Villas & Châteaux in France

 Find your perfect French holiday home...

© Pure France.™ All rights reserved.

Choose language