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“Proud to be British!”

Giardini Botanici Hanbury
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Ventimiglia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Proud to be British!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Thomas Hanbury has put Kew gardens and British botanical expertise well and truly in the forefront of gardening. Linked to the University of Genoa, the restoration of this fabulous landmark is constant. You could spend a whole day here and not see everything.
The Villa Hanbury has been featured in many popular films, the most recent being that of Princess Grace of Monaco. Well worth a visit, but do try a cool day as it's a steep climb in places.

Visited June 2014
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Headley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“What a garden”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were told about these gardens and thought just had to visit. Well worth the try. It might be on the side of a hill but with so many plants to see that one didn't really notice that it was quite steep. Considering the garden has been there for over a hundred years it was well kept and the plants looked great

Visited June 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Must see”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Difficult parking but do not be deterred, you can get to it easiest from Ventigmillia.Wear good shoes and take your time to savour the history and tranquility.

Visited May 2014
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Elton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“English victorian garden on the Riviera at its very best”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Wonderful garden now looked after by Italian university very steep not suitable for the unfit ! I met one of the Hanburys there who lives nearby lovely lady . The garden is one of many designed 100 years ago by the English in the Menton area and open to the public today

Visited March 2014
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Saffron Walden
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“Faded but not dull”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Mid-April seems a good time to visit the gardens with blooms and enchanting scents. We spent a fascinating 3 hours looking at the different plants that were well identified. Following the red arrows down and blue arrows up was a good idea, with lots of little side trips along the terraces of this hillside property. There was also an area with a rope handrail braille signs for those with sight problems.
Note that you start and finish at the top of the garden.

Visited April 2014
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