Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco is a beautiful garden that houses a wide variety of cacti plants and other succulent plants. This is a must-see for cactus aficionados.
For those who simply wish to have a short respite from sightseeing and all the exciting tourist activities in Monaco, this is also the perfect resting spot.
Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco is located at 62 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique.
You can easily reach the gardens via bus no. 2 which plies the Monaco-Ville Jardin Exotique route. You have to ride until the last stop as this is where you can enter the gardens.
What to See
Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco is home to over thirteen thousand various succulent plants foremost of which are a wide variety of cacti.
The plants are strategically planted on various rock beds adorning the winding trails of the gardens.
The rest of the cacti bloom in summer and also in spring.
But other than the Exotic Gardens of cacti, there is also the Observatory Cave where an underground cave can be found. You can go inside this cave to view an amazing collection of stalactites, helictites, stalagmites; among many others.
Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco was opened to the public in the year 1933.
The various species of cacti that you can find here come from different parts of the globe, usually from the dry zones of these places hence; the title “Exotic Gardens.”
Among these places are south-west of the United States of America, Mexico, Central America, South America, South Africa, East Africa and parts of the Middle East.
The cost to visit Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco is €7 for adults and €3.70 for kids and students. For senior citizens, entry fee is €5.40.
Tickets are valid for Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens, the Observatory Cave and the Anthropology Museum.
Jardin Exotique or Exotic Gardens – Monaco is open daily except on National Holiday and Christmas Day.
Opening hours are from 9 in the morning up to 7 in the evening, from May 15 up to September 15. From September 16 up to May 14, opening hours are from 9 in the morning up to 6 in the evening.
Child rates are for kids six years old up to 18 years old; student rates are for students not exceeding 30 years of age and must present a valid school ID; while senior citizen rates are for those over 65 years old.