The day we visited the tropical garden in Monaco (le jardin tropical de Monaco) was for me the most beautiful day of our holiday in France !!! This garden was built against the slopes of a mountain and what grows against mountains in a warm climate ???? right : cacti and succulents !!! It was magic as soon as we entered the garden, I didn’t know where to look first and what to photograph as I felt like a child in a sweet shop. There were cacti and succulents everywhere and then that environment !!! We had a look over the mediterranean sea and Monaco, it was breath-taking really !!!! It was also a perfect day for a visit to this garden, the sky was blue and the sea was blue and the sun was shining, what more can you want ???!!! I was overwhelmed but happy !
But please look for yourselves, I took loads of pictures to show to you.
THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE WAS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE GARDEN, BEHIND THE TREE YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF THE SEA IN THE BACKGROUND
CEIBA INSIGNA SAID THE LABEL, I’VE NEVER SEEN A TREE LIKE THIS ONE, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT IMEDIATLY
A VIEW OVER THE SEA FROM THE GARDEN, LOOK AT ALL THE YACHTS !
A BEAUTIFUL AGAVE
A CACTI STILL LIFE
A BUNCH OF AGAVE STRICTA
GOLDEN BARRELS, WE CALL THEM “MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIRS”
GARDENS ON TOP OF THE APARTMENTS ARE EVERYWHERE
ON THE RIGHT SIGHT IN THE BACK YOU SEE A CEMETARY
LOOK AT THIS YUCCA STEM !!! IN THE BACK YOU SEE A BIG JADE PLANT AND SOME GOLDEN BARRELS
AGAVE VICTORIA REGINAE, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AGAVES FOR ME
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STEM !
A HUGE OPUNTIA, LOOK AT THIS STEM, IT TURNED INTO WOOD LIKE A REAL TREE STEM !!!
A THORNY EUPHORBIA IN BLOOM
SMALLER SUCCULENTS ARE PLANTED EVERYWHERE BETWEEN THE BIGGER PLANTS
PORTULACARIA’S WERE EVERY WHERE, EVEN N THE SHAPE OF HEDGES
OH IF ONLY THIS COULD BE MY GARDEN !!!!!!……….
A CRISTATA FORM
A CACTUS FRUIT AS BIG AS AN ORANGE
ANOTHER PRICKLY CRISTATA FORMED BEAUTY
A FEW OF THE BIG BOYS
A FEW LITTLE GEMS
WHY OH WHY CAN’T I GROW THIS IN MY GARDEN ???
AN ARCHE MADE OF PORTULACARIA
ANOTHER GARDEN ON TOP OF A FLAT
LOOK AT THE STEM OF THIS JADE PLANT !!!