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Precious garden: needs more love!

When I arrived the skies opened. The friendly staff in the shop said 'only the English would come... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
A Plantsman's Garden.

The historical context is the reason to visit this garden designed by Lawrence Johnston, who also... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

We were somewhat underwhelmed by the garden. Other than for the association to Hidcott (see other reviews) I am not sure you would come here just for the garden (yet). I think after the death of the illustrious original owner the house and garden fell...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This garden is not particularly well maintained and finding your way arround is rather confusing. Compared to Jardin du Val Rahmeh it was a great disappointment.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We were part of a group visiting the famous gardens of the Cote d'Azur. Serre de la Madone was created before the second world war by Lawrence Johnston, who had earlier developed Hidcote Manor Garden. It has matured into an interesting and quiet retreat from...More

Thank BoRoBa
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We never made it to see this park/garden! We made the mistake of trying to walk to the entrance! If you do want to go here then drive or get the Number 7 bus from the bus station which stops right outside the ticket office.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

When I arrived the skies opened. The friendly staff in the shop said 'only the English would come to visit on a day like this' and later made me a coffee. They also lent me an umbrella and warned me to be careful on the...More

1  Thank Fitzrovia_Fellow
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We visited in April and the garden was well ahead of those in the UK. There are many plants you cannot grow in the UK and the variety was staggering. Well worth a visit.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed March 9, 2017

The historical context is the reason to visit this garden designed by Lawrence Johnston, who also designed Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire. The variety of trees and plants collection is outstanding. Not an easy garden to traverse, with many steps (which makes it impractical for wheelchair...More

2  Thank Specsavers2
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is one of my favourite gardens. It was originally created between 1924–1939 by Lawrence Johnston, who also created the Hidcote Manor Garden in England. It's divided into garden 'rooms' by numerous hedges and terraces with stone steps and pathways. It's full of semi-tropical exotic...More

1  Thank Alekto
Reviewed March 2, 2017

A number 7 bus from the gare routiere in Menton will take you to the gates of this lovely garden designed by Lawrence Johnstone. You can wander freely and enjoy a huge range of different plants. we have visited in December and February and believe...More

1  Thank Ewingston
Reviewed March 1, 2017

As a Gardens tour manager who have visited the Riviera on many occasions the was the first time to visit Serre de la Madone. The gardens are an absolute treasure and should be high on the wish list of any serious gardener or garden lover....More

3  Thank Adamthegardener
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