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Giardini Botanici Hanbury

Corso Montecarlo, 43 | La Mortola, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 229507
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Impressive garden however with little service around

Impressive and huge botanical garden that stretches across an entire hillside down to the sea. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Florian R
A truly excellent and inspiring garden by the sea

This is the ultimate garden experience. It is an English designed exotic garden loacted on a cliff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Corso Montecarlo, 43 | La Mortola, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 229507
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Reviewed yesterday

Impressive and huge botanical garden that stretches across an entire hillside down to the sea. We visited on a very hot day and unfortunately there was only one place to buy drinks (and very basic food). Few opportunities to park your car outside.

Thank Florian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the ultimate garden experience. It is an English designed exotic garden loacted on a cliff above the sea shore. It contains many cactus and succulent species. The views of the Italian Riviera are superb and you can really get lost in this garden....More

Thank barraib
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A lovely quiet place, probabably most enjoyable in the spring. Of course I understand a lot is dry in June and parking, as often in Liguria, is difficult. So do come early. What I don't understand is why this morning both the lady at the...More

Thank Adriana B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here several years ago and found it a delightful location to enjoy the superb Mediterranean gardens, even a roman road. Lots of walking.

Thank johnStaBarbara
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We got the train to Ventimiglia from where we were staying in Villefranche ; the markets were great fun- both food and more touristy things and it was still going strong at 2pm. we'd missed the bus to the Botanical gardens so got a taxi...More

Thank Essexgirlnot
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Talk about an overlooked place. This is really a must see garden. It was established privately by a chap who was enthused about both common and exotic plants from around the world. It is now run by the University of Genoa. It was severely damaged...More

Thank Daleb0422
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Not an easy place to access by public transport, especially for an afternoon visit as buses back to Ventimeglia only go at 3.30 and 5.30pm but worth a visit with some prior planning. If you are coming from France it is nearer the French border...More

Thank maryconnolly
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of the guidebooks make out this is in Ventimiglia - it isn't it's almost in France! We gave up in the end but it's 5km out of town and not well signposted at all!

1  Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
Reviewed 5 February 2017

this is one of the most extraordinary & beautiful place in the world !!! this garden is just magic, amazing ... do not hesitate the visit is worth the ticket, you will never regret and forget i've been there dozens of time with friends, familly,...More

Thank Frago06
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this garden and the Val Rahmeh Botanical Garden in Menton. I'm afraid the Hanbury Garden came a poor second. The University of Genoa are clearly spending a considerable effort in recovering the gardens after a long period of neglect, but there remains much...More

Thank Hiraethog
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6 October 2016|
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Response from RevdIain | Reviewed this property |
6 euros
26 April 2015|
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Response from Katharine186300 | Reviewed this property |
You can get there by bus from Ventimiglia . There is one at 9.30 from the main road near the railway station. The bus stops opposite the Hanbury Gardens and it costs about 3 euros. There is a website rivieratvaposti.orario... More