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Serre de la Madone

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Address: 74 route du Val de Gorbio, 06500, Menton, France
Phone Number: 33 04 9357 7390
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Great way to spend an afternoon

An interesting garden with tiers up to a lovely water garden and house. It's being restored & doesn't show all of its original glory but still worth a visit. We went in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Joonie835
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

An interesting garden with tiers up to a lovely water garden and house. It's being restored & doesn't show all of its original glory but still worth a visit. We went in September, not the height of flower season though there were some lovely, fragrant blooms & not many other people about. Bring a picnic and find a comfortable bench... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Despite being the end of the season, we were charmed by this garden. I go for experience over information, preferring to seek out the names of things that take my fancy. We did not therefore opt for the tour but found much to delight the senses, including the layout and the terraces with, variously, lily ponds, orangerie, decorative cobbling, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Visited in the morning when there were very few visitors. The park is in the heights of Menton and are layered with terraces. It is extremely beautiful and very peaceful. There was a group meditation class going on when we were there. Looks like locals enjoy going there to relax and enjoy. There are many small alleyways which are fun... More 

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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I would recommend the guided visit because of the incredible amount of facts one learns from the gardener/guide is amazing. There is a possibility of having a drink and car parking on site so it makes it very accessible.

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hidcote Garden (designed by Lawrence Johnston) in Gloucestershire is one of our favourite gardens, so when we planned to visit Menton a trip Serre de la Madone had to be top of our list. To see Lawrence Johnston's French garden was a lovely experience. You slowly climb up the site to the house at the top of the hill, with... More 

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paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The garden is a mixture of a tropical and medditerranean garden with trees from all over the intertropical world. During the visit, magnificient basins with statues. At the top, a charming house. Some years ago, during the Menton Classical Music Festival, young musicians and a Master where studyng and playing. Music at the Serre de la Madonne is a paradisiac... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's a beautiful garden. The tour is self directed, some picturesque areas. Easily reached by public transportation, the road is very curvy not suitable for walking. Bring water!!! Bug spray if it's grey and cloudy!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A visit to this garden is not because it is a pretty garden but because of its historical context of having been created by Lawrence Johnston who created Hidcote. After having been seriously neglected over many years it is now being restored and is a pleasure for its interesting and challenging layout and vast array of rare plants collected from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you are familiar with Cotswold garden style,then you are in for a very pleasurable treat. Your calves will get a work-out as the lay-out is terraced,but your interest will be the cornucopia of colour and to some degree,mystery. Its a graceful and contemplative garden with a much needed toilet facility. Guess who didn't take the opportunity near the train... More 

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Swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a must for all fans of Hidcote Gardens in England's Cotswolds - with whish it is twinned. It too was created by Major Lawrence Johnston and it is very beautiful. It doesn't have the National Trust management though but equally it doesn't have the crowds of people. It is rather unkempt and untidy but is obviously still well-loved... More 

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