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Giardini Botanici Hanbury
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Ventimiglia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Kleve
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“a must”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

If you are in that area do not miss it.
It is so so beautiful.
the only problem it will be to find a parking place.

Visited September 2011
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Milan, Italy
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“The one”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

One of the best exotic garden all over... The sight is amazing in all seasons(maybe better spring and summer)... I've also been there for a music cultural event and I cam say for sure that's the most amazing place of its style

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Pekin, Illinois
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“Incredible gardens from a peak to the sea.”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

You enter the garden from a peak over the Mediterranean, and then walk down an incline that goes back and forth across the face of the hill/mountain; it is a bit like skiing down a steep incline, by going back and forth (rather than straight down) the incline is a much easier walk - nothing is too steep and the garden interest is incredible all the way down to the sea; you then go up a different trail/walk and end where you began. A worthwhile visit if you are interested in plants and wonderful views.

Visited October 2011
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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“A Fascinating Garden full of exotic plants”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

The plants are the main attraction at the Hanbury gardens. I particularly enjoyed the succulents and cacti which we cannot grow outdoors in the UK. I would love to return in the spring to see more flowering plants.

There are also interesting artifacts to view - the dragon fountain (with turtles in the pond beneath) and the japanese bell. There is a cafe for a drink at the bottom of the garden, near the sea. The gardens are also simply a pleasant place to wander.

Allow at least two hours for a visit.

Buses to and from Ventimiglia are not that frequent, so check first. The website for Ligurian transport did not give entirely accurate times.

Visited September 2011
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Leuven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Very nice exotic/botanic garden on a superb location. We combined it with a visit to the nearby town of Dolceacqua: the two combined make a perfect day trip away from the beaches of the Riviera. Parking at the gardens may be a bit of a problem (there is no parking lot).

Visited July 2011
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