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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies

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| Villers, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
+590 590 28-4302
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Villers, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
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"botanical gardens"
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"beautiful garden"
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"koi pond"
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"water features"
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"lovely walk"
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"nice restaurant"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice garden but not interesting for teens. In addition to plants and flowers there is a pond where you can feed fish, and a bird cage with parrots.

Thank Gisle E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The morning spent here will stay in my memory for the rest of my life. It really took my breath away. From the beautiful flowers and parrots to the flamingos and enormous tropical trees you can quite easily spend all day there. It is on...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jardin is very close to Deshaises and makes a pleasant contrast to the coastal environment. The walk around the gardens is far more interesting than you would expect, and it was good fun finding out what many of the unusual plants that we had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely time walking around the gardens. The only downside was the macaws which seemed sad. They need a proper enclosure to fly in but are currently kept in an old fashioned way. The rest of the site is very good and a...More

Thank Raymond G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite experiences on the island. I love the bird feeding! You get to see nature up close and personal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to see the botanical garden. Although the people behind the counter are slower than molasses when people are trying to pay for tickets, the park itself is a lot of fun. The swarming coy fish and thirsty parrots add a fun, interactive...More

Thank Michael Y
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We spent pretty much the whole day there. eating an excellent and leisurely lunch in the very pleasant restaurant and strolling on the paths past the beautiful plantings and some fabulous views. One can even rent a vacation place to stay in in this beautiful...More

Thank Frances P
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This place is wonderfully done, well laid out and cared for. They also have a bunch of parrots - including some that you can feed. Very entertaining and great for kids! Could spend anywhere from 1.5 - 2.5 hours here.

Thank L C
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

It’s quite pricey for a nice walk. Interesting plants and their natural environment but repeating and could include more.

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the couple of hours here. Went first thing to avoid the intense heat. Lots of different plants and tress and wildlife here. Views are really good too. For those of you who watch Death in Paradise, you can see the house where DI...More

Thank Jackie P
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Ggs22
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Call thé garden for navette
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January 11, 2018|
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Hi we don't have many seats in the garden. but we have wheel chairs...
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joanR5343AR
April 29, 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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