Nature lovers: this one’s for you. There’s no question that Antibes and the surrounding villages rank high when it comes to natural beauty, but the Thuret Garden (Le Jardin Thuret) offers something a little different.
Established in 1858 by French botanist Gustave Adolphe Thuret, this botanical garden is a treasure trove of biodiversity, with tree and plant species from all over the world– each thriving in the French Riviera climate. Laurent Van Hoegaerden, General Manager at l’Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc recommends a visit to experience this historic plant collection.
“This is an exceptional and very intimate place – a botanical garden dating back to 1858 that brings together all the exceptional essences found around the world. It’s like walking through a small forest full of discoveries. You can simply allow yourself to be guided by chance. It’s beautiful to see how all of the plants — although so different — can live together in harmony.”
Thuret Garden is overseen by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) that has conserved Gustave Adolphe Thuret’s vision of a plant collection in the English style, where indigenous and exotic plant species live side-by-side – as is found at London’s Kew Gardens. An afternoon stroll in Thuret Garden is a rewarding experience any season of the year.
Le Jardin Thuret
90 chemin Raymond
Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm
+33 4 97 21 25 00