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“Nice garden”

Giardini Botanici Hanbury
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Ventimiglia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Nice botanical garden, well kept, nice sight.
Worth a visit if you are in the area.Nice botanical garden, well kept, nice sight.
Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

A lovely few hours spent here - probably not looking its best at the end of August but still very grand and for gardeners its a real treat. We took a picnic which we had on the terrace of the palace. Lovely.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We visited in August. If you are passionate about cactii, you'll enjoy it, but in the height of summer there is shortage of flowery interest for the non-specialist. Signage is poor. At the bottom of the gardens is a rather seedy restaurant run by sour staff. The toilets there are poorly maintained and best avoided by those of sensitive disposition.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

The vistas as one enters the Villa Hanbury property are stunning, and the blue/red signage leads the visitors all the way down the winding paths and then back up again. The collection of succulents, cacti and agave is magnificent. A few viewers here have commented negatively on the state of the garden. It was badly bombed in World War 2 and the Thomas Hanbury's daughter, Lady Dorothy Hanbury was forced to sell it to the Italian state because she could no longer afford the maintenance. Today, it is managed by the Univ. of Genoa, but I am sure there are resources constraints that only allow so much improvement at any one time in a 26 acre garden (the property is still bigger, but that is the size of the garden under cultivation). I agree with the comment below that the cafe at the bottom of the walk is a big missed opportunity - it was a very hot day and we were thankful for our Orangina, but it could be a wonderful spot for lunch/tea.

1  Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The gardens were beautiful. but if the mozzies like you make sure you wear your repellent!!!
The array of plants was wonderful and even in the searing heat, there were many plants in flower. The work done to preserve the plant life and buildings is wonderful and well worth the visit. The little café at the bottom was a welcome relief from the heat and they serve lovely filled rolls, cakes and drinks in a tranquil spot near the sea

1  Thank Mar60
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