LA DOUCE FRANCE : MONACO


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.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE WAS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE GARDEN, BEHIND THE TREE YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF THE SEA IN THE BACKGROUND

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CEIBA INSIGNA SAID THE LABEL, I’VE NEVER SEEN A TREE LIKE THIS ONE, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT IMEDIATLY

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A VIEW OVER THE SEA FROM THE GARDEN, LOOK AT ALL THE YACHTS !

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A BEAUTIFUL AGAVE

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A CACTI STILL LIFE

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A BUNCH OF AGAVE STRICTA

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GOLDEN BARRELS, WE CALL THEM “MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIRS”

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GARDENS ON TOP OF THE APARTMENTS ARE EVERYWHERE

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ON THE RIGHT SIGHT IN THE BACK YOU SEE A CEMETARY

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LOOK AT THIS YUCCA STEM !!! IN THE BACK YOU SEE A BIG JADE PLANT AND SOME GOLDEN BARRELS

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AGAVE VICTORIA REGINAE, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AGAVES FOR ME

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ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STEM !

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A HUGE OPUNTIA, LOOK AT THIS STEM, IT TURNED INTO WOOD LIKE A REAL TREE STEM !!!

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A THORNY EUPHORBIA IN BLOOM

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SMALLER SUCCULENTS ARE PLANTED EVERYWHERE BETWEEN THE BIGGER PLANTS

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ANOTHER EUPHORBIA

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PORTULACARIA’S WERE EVERY WHERE, EVEN N THE SHAPE OF HEDGES

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OH IF ONLY THIS COULD BE MY GARDEN !!!!!!……….

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A CRISTATA FORM

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A CACTUS FRUIT AS BIG AS AN ORANGE

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ANOTHER PRICKLY CRISTATA FORMED BEAUTY

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A FEW OF THE BIG BOYS

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A FEW LITTLE GEMS

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WHY OH WHY CAN’T I GROW THIS IN MY GARDEN ???

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AN ARCHE MADE OF PORTULACARIA

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ANOTHER GARDEN ON TOP OF A FLAT

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MORE ROOFGARDENS

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LOOK AT THE STEM OF THIS JADE PLANT !!!

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS AS MUCH AS I DID ! In reality it looked a lot more beautiful than what I can show you here with my pictures ofcourse. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week !

16 thoughts on “LA DOUCE FRANCE : MONACO

  1. Wow, stunning photos of succulents and cacti Gwennie, I’m particularly partial to thos very tall Pachypodiums!

  2. WOW!!!! Just incredible! That tree in the first picture is amazing….but really all of it is. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place. I will be putting it on my list of places to visit 🙂

    • I’m glad you liked it ! That tree…oh I would love to have one in my garden !!!! alas alas, not possible in Belgium ! If you ever come in the South of France and you have the time, it really is gorgeous and even more when you can see it with your own eys, my pictures don’t do it justice.

  3. I so much enjoyed this post – to me it is seeing a part of the world I’d love to visit someday, and you give me the opportunity to see right here with my coffee at my side at my desk. I love Agaves and the purple Tradescantia you said you wish you could have in your garden – me too. I grow it in container gardens often for the summer – great spiller over the edges of pots, and what color! Thank you again, Cathy

    • I’m happy to hear you enjoyed my blogpost about the garden in Monaco, we visited a zoo in theSouth of France a few days later and guess what, the garden was made of cacti and succulents too, I’ll do a blogpost about it soon.
      Have a nice day !

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