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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies

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| Villers, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
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A Spectacular Botanical Garden and Wildlife Park Open to the public since the 1st April 2001, the Botanical Gardens at Deshaies are a recent creation. This park, whose youth is imperceptible, has very quickly imposed itself as the place to be for nature enthusiasts and lovers of tropical plants. Situated on the windward coast of Basse-Terre, 100m in altitude up above the town of Deshaies, the garden stretches out over 5 hectares of sloping mountainside. Its favourable location guarantees beautiful views over the coast and an unrivalled vantage-point overlooking the bay of Deshaies. The site was already home to a nursery created by Guy Blandin, a plant-lover who brought rare and unknown plant species from his travels around the world back to Guadeloupe. Many of them unfortunately disappeared when Cyclone Hugo hit and severely damaged the island in 1989. The humorist Michel Colluci, also known as Coluche, acquired the property in 1979. A few years later, in 1985, he invited his friend Michel Gaillard, an interior landscaper in mainland France, to set up his nursery there in exchange for taking care of the property's garden. A year later, the death of Coluche brought the future of the property back into question. Michel Gaillard bought back the property in 1991 to honour the memory of his friend, with the idea in mind of creating a botanical garden. This risky and ambitious project required several years of planning, of research into its feasibility and then of execution. The garden was finally brought about in accordance with Michel Gaillard's and the landscaper Samuel Craquelin's plans. Over the course of the path which snakes its way through the gardens, visitors today discover a world of real abundance: a world with 800 species of plant all brought together, with several animal species, which were introduced much to the delight of children, and with the most spectacular and unexpected landscapes following one after the other. Tourists are invited on an unforgettable walk amidst fifteen or so different scenes.
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"botanical gardens"
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"nice garden"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice botanic garden showing various plants, trees and flowers. There are also some animals - flamingos, parrots and fish in a pond. Possibility to feed koi fish or parrots (0,50€ a portion). We spent about 2 hours there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

great way to spend a few hours rain or shine. Lovely gardens well maintained. felt it was a good bargain for the price, you can spend as much time as you like meandering the paths and feeding the parrots and koi. Remember to have some...More

Thank Grace L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely garden to spend half a day in Feed the fish and the birds in a great garden.Well landscaped,easy paths

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens with its array of birds was an absolute delight. Easy wide paths to negotiate the gardens enabled descriptions of plants and trees to be read without holding up other visitors as well as admiring the humming birds taking nectar.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our visit, high quality gardens maintained to high standard, great birds and fish. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank ruthew
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. Feed the gold fish and the birds. It was so fun being in the bird cage with all the colorful birds. They will drink the milk from your hand. Greenery everywhere. Absolutely beautiful. Refreshing in the shade. There is a restaurant...More

Thank Fbroz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe a bit pricey at 15 Euro, but we had an enjoyable visit. The (optional in case this is not your thing) cage where you can feed the small parrots was certainly a highlight (bring some 1/2 Euro coins). The birds will sit on your...More

Thank Richard222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are an experienced gardener or someone just looking to be in a beautiful tropical atmosphere, this garden is for you. The property is well-maintained and expertly designed. It is hard to imagine the work that went into creating the water features and collections...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised how well laid out and maintained the gardens were, lots of interesting plants, easy to walk round, just follow the quality path, waterfalls and streams to add extra interest, and a aviary where you can feed colourful birds, safely. Nice cafe, with...More

Thank Robin L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the late afternoon when most of the crowds were gone. It was very beautiful with flowers and waterfalls and tropical foliage. The parrots were fun and the kids enjoyed the playground at the end. The highlight for us was when one of...More

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Nancy210248
11 January 2018|
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Hi we don't have many seats in the garden. but we have wheel chairs...
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30 April 2017|
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Response from marielaure97126 | Property representative |
Yes it's happéns very often bécause it's less eXpensive tô do that way than buying thé visit in the ship . We don't know the price but taxis ask passengers tout be six persons.
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25 January 2017|
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Response from marielaure97126 | Property representative |
yes our garding is a little sloping, but it is possible. best regards
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