The Jardin Exotique de Monaco (French for "exotic garden of Monaco") is a botanical garden located on a cliffside in Monaco.
The succulent plants were brought back from Mexico in the late 1860s. By 1895, Augustin Gastaud, who served as the Chief Gardener of the State Gardens of Monaco, grew the succulents in the Jardin St Martin.
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Jonny Willatt | Feb 3, 2018
Great gardens, full of exotic plants (or at least if you come from anywhere with dreary weather most of the year). Best highlight includes the tour of the caves. It was presented in French, but you get the idea. Views over Monaco near the top are are stunning. Just be wary that there’s a lot of steps.
David Montanya | Feb 3, 2018
Great gardens! A must if you're coming from a dreary wintry Europe to experience a tropical paradise. Great paths along the steep Monaco hills, makes you forget where you are. Truly immersive. Don't forget to take a walk down the cave, quite a walk more than 300 steps down.
Da Zhang | Oct 23, 2017
A hidden gem. Check out the limestone cave, AMAZING! I’ve been to similar caves but this one is the best. The guided tours are available every hour. Be sure to plan ahead.
Len Yeh | Jan 6, 2018
It's a bit pricey for such a tiny garden. I know the pitch is to sell you on the view, but there's a little bit of a trick. There are spots around town that can get you similar views. Leave the garden and make a left toward the public elevator. Walk past the elevator where the rock opens up to the entire southern neighborhoods of Monaco. You're welcome.
Alexandr Sviridenko | Nov 26, 2017
It's a great place! Lots of plans, interesting cave, museum. Advice to visit.
ADITYAVIKRAM SINGH | Apr 10, 2018
Beautiful garden well put together. One of the best I have ever in my whole life . Impressively well-kept gardens full of a variety of succulents and flowers, as well as some fish ponds. You can spend hours walking around, reading in quiet corners, enjoying the incredible panoramic views of Monaco and touring the caves (included in the price). Well worth a visit on a clear/sunny day.
Zack B | Mar 29, 2018
Love this garden. Up high in hills of Monaco, where you can see more than half of Monaco from here for great photos. Lots of exotic plants especially cactus and there is a cave with hourly guided tours. Beautiful place, highly recommended when you visit Monaco. We spend about 2 hours here.
Simon Daley | Mar 13, 2018
Impressively well-kept gardens full of a variety of succulents and flowers, as well as some fish ponds. You can spend hours walking around, reading in quiet corners, enjoying the incredible panoramic views of Monaco and touring the caves (included in the price). Well worth a visit on a clear/sunny day.
Merav Huber | Apr 8, 2018
The Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique is a beautiful paved mountain slope, covered by many species of cactus plants. A stalactite cave is located near the bottom of the trail. The entrance to the cave is guided. We had a wonderful time there!
Luke N | Apr 22, 2018
Absolutely beautiful gardens with lots of cacti. Really wonderful to stroll through and take it all and, and you get some wonderful views over Monaco due to the altitude that they are situated at. If you’re in Monaco and have some time to spare then don’t miss visiting here. One point to note is that there may be issues for anybody who has difficulty walking up/down lots of stairs. So it may be worth looking into the accessibility arrangements before you arrive if this concerns you, as I didn’t readily see what they were.
Agnes W | Jun 5, 2018
The gardens are superb. The price (7.50€ per adult) includes the gardens, the cave (really nice) and a small prehistoric museum. The view is fantastic and cacti are beautiful. There are small paths, romantic spots with benches and cute stop overs. The cave is very interesting, a little adventure, it's very warm and humid inside, I recommend to visit it (guided tours are every full hour, last one starts at 17). The museum gives a bit more history behind the cave and olden times in Monaco.
Sean Collins | May 18, 2018
I loved the exotic garden. Definitely a must see if you're into plants and you want to see large versions of the succulents you keep on your window sill at home. We parked at the exotic garden parking garage. Just be aware the garage is about 200M from the entrance of the garden. Buying a ticket to the exotic garden also gets you into the anthropology museum and the caves. The exotic garden has a student discount including for university students.
ADITYAVIKRAM SINGH | May 19, 2018
Beautiful garden well put together. One of the best I have ever seen in my whole life . Impressively well-kept gardens full of a variety of succulents and flowers, as well as some fish ponds. You can spend hours walking around, reading in quiet corners, enjoying the incredible panoramic views of Monaco and touring the caves (included in the price). Well worth a visit on a clear/sunny day.
William Heeley | Jun 3, 2018
The garden is really well-worth the money. Such a wide variety of plants (mostly succulents), and really amazing views of the city. It's almost worth your money just to come take some photos here. It must have been so much work to put this place together, but it was really spectacularly done.
Haaris Khan | May 23, 2018
A garden in one corner or Monaco which is as exotic as the country itself. Entry is a little over 6 Euros. Has beautiful exotic plants and cactus. Additionally provides a beautiful view of the Palais and the country of Monaco. Should go there for the view even if you do not want to visit the garden. Bus number 2 from the center. 😃
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