Exploring the lushest gardens of Monaco

One of the most densely populated countries of the world and concerned about urban progress, the country adopted an innovative policy of preservation and organization of green areas. Monaco is home to real treasures in the form of gardens and its luxuriant wooded areas account for 12.5% of its land size, putting Monaco in second place in Europe. Let’s visit some of these gardens here.


An initial will of Princess Grace of Monaco, designed and crafted by a Japanese master Yasuo Beppu in 1992, this authentic work of art honors the strictest principles stemmed from a multi-secular tradition.
Situated alongside the sea and flanking the Grimaldi Forum, its knolls, waterfalls and streams in the Japanese Garden create a calming environment amidst the urbanized surroundings.

Admission is free of charge.

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Opened in 1933, this extraordinary exotic garden offers thousands of plant species, otherwise known as “succulents”. Poised spectacularly in the flank of the Monegasque cliffs, it has been recognized worldwide as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens. Adding to this surprising visit is a nearby prehistoric cave, filled with limestone stalactite and stalagmites, forged over the millennia.

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Located in front of the heart of Monte-Carlo, the Casino Garden and the “Boulingrins” accommodates some of the rarest tropical species of trees. It is surrounded by lawns and magnificent water fountains that add charm and lush scents. On its sea side part, sunny terraces lead the visitors to the ‘Hexa Grace’ a stricking multi-coloured work of Victor Vasarely facing the sea.

The space which, previously, had more of a decorative function, has now been redesigned to enable visitors to reach the centre of the garden by taking a walk past the ponds and heading down the terraces towards the Casino.

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The rose garden was built on 18 June 1984. Prince Rainier III wanted a space to remember his late wife, Princess Grace, and built a garden of roses in the shape of a heart.

About 30 years later, a new, extensive rose garden of 5,000 square metres opened its doors, keeping the previous charm with 8,000 rose bushes of 300 different varieties. In addition, visitors can discover the rose “Princess Grace” and all the varieties of roses in exhibition, through an interactive software and QR code.

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