Jardin de Balata, Fort-de-France

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Wander and observe exotic plants and flowers in the beautifully sculpted Jardin de Balata. Explore the gardens, nestled in the jungle-class mountains of the island, and set around the designer’s childhood Creole home. Take winding paths through expertly manicured gardens, or traverse suspended pathways in the trees, affording spectacular views of the site and its surrounding countryside. Consider bringing comfortable shoes, as the trails can be hilly at points, and be sure to bring along a camera to capture the picturesque vistas. By using our Fort-de-France day trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Jardin de Balata and other attractions in Fort-de-France.
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  • the town of Fort de France does not seem very clean but this park is very well maintained, we had a nice walk between the centenary trees, well organized  more »
  • This is a great destination for a cruise stop in Martinique. Local bus takes about 20 minutes for 3 euros and entry is further 12 euros. The gardens are beautiful and really well maintained. There is....  more »
  • Beautiful gardens that are a short bus ride from the city. A ticket round trip for three individuals was just over 8 dollars US on a city bus route 25. Leaving from adjacent to the cemetery to the wildlife refuge took approx. 30 minutes. The gardens can be viewed in about an hour to several. There are sections that can be viewed from above on rope walkways as well. Entrance fee was 14 dollars each. Very reasonable and spectacular views.
  • THIS, is the best botanical garden I have ever been in and I think I've been to one in every travel I take. Some of the landscapes they have created feel surreal and it seemed I saw a lot of plants here that I have never ever seen anywhere else. It's not just the specimens, each area is really different forest you walk into. There's also a short treetop trail you can walk. Do not miss this!
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