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Guided tour of Serre de la Madone garden

Cultural, Nature and relaxation, Guided tour, Flowers plants in Menton
  • In Menton in 1924, Major Lawrence Johnston created an exotic garden with landscape architecture. In this timeless place cut off from the rumors of the city, the fragrances that exhale from the garden...

  • A few kilometers from the coast, in the district of La Madone, on the road to Gorbio, in a very hilly area and on the slope of a real ridge – a greenhouse – Lawrence Johnston, American, British citizen and French heart chose to make his home and create a garden where he could install the rarest plants that he would bring back from the end of the world.
    Born in Paris in 1871 to American parents, Lawrence Johnston, who has always paid great attention to nature and especially to plants and...
    A few kilometers from the coast, in the district of La Madone, on the road to Gorbio, in a very hilly area and on the slope of a real ridge – a greenhouse – Lawrence Johnston, American, British citizen and French heart chose to make his home and create a garden where he could install the rarest plants that he would bring back from the end of the world.
    Born in Paris in 1871 to American parents, Lawrence Johnston, who has always paid great attention to nature and especially to plants and their culture, discovers the rich flora of South Africa, during the Boer War in which he served as a sailor of his British majesty.
    In 1990 the Serre de la Madone estate was classified as a historical monument and acquired by the Conservatoire du Littoral in 1999. At dusk, it is not uncommon to hear the sweet melody of an impromptu concert that, as in the time of the Major, charms the guests coming to enjoy some delicate dishes where the perfumes of a floral gastronomy dominate.
    Reservation required, no payment on site.
  • Deals
    Activity proposed by Association pour la Sauvegarde des Jardins d’Exception
  • Environment
    • Town outskirts
    • Village 2 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
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  • From January 2, 2022 to October 30, 2022
  • Full price
    15 €
  • Child
    7.50 €
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  • From August 1, 2022 until October 30, 2022
    Opened On Tuesday, On Thursday, On Sunday
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