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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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| Villers, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
+590 590 28-4302
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well laid out, lots of beautiful plants and trees, also flamingoes and parrots. Allow two hours. Well worth a visit

Thank neuvecelle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a lovely well kept garden with lots of interesting plants and birds. Paths were steep in places but very well maintained. The best we have encountered for this type of garden in the Caribbean so far.

Thank sandycam96
Reviewed 1 week ago

High on the hill above Des Haies, we called them and they sent down one of the staff to drive us up (we had to wait about 20 minutes so if thats your plan call ahead) Entrance is € 15.90 - a bit expensive, but...More

Thank Dxxxxxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well designed garden, with many different tropical plants, arranged and maintained very well, lovely water feature coursing throughout the garden, fun aviary with green parrots to hand feed.

Thank ctgrammy
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best botanical garden in the caribbean we have been to. You can spend hours wondering around, visiting the birds, parrots and flamingos. There is a small pond in which there are a lot of rather big fish. Entrance fee was reasonalbe thanks...More

Thank Bodnár A
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely place it was really nice. The nature and the life which surrounded it was great, the view point and especially the place where you can feed the birds. Definitely worth a visit!

2  Thank Matias A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We drove from St Anne and despite the traffic, it was worth the trip. The restaurant is pretty good, service is above average. It was a rainy day, but the loaned out umbrellas and it turned out to be a great adventure for our 6...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The plants were amazing but you would expect that from a botanical garden. The best bits for me were the parrot enclosure where the parrots would perch on outstretched arms, and the flamingos. It took about 2 hours to wander slowly around the gardens, taking...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

One of the very best botanical gardens I have ever been to. Even give you umbrellas if it rains. So well maintained with lovely flowers and vegetation.

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice collection of flowers, plants and some birds, but everything in French...not polite for other, not frenchtalking, peoples.

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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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Response from Magicwoods | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all good information above. Entrance fee: 15,90 euro for adults. Hours: 9 to 17:30. Enjoy!