During the month of September, the town of Menton throw open the doors to its public and private gardens. Due to its unique micro-climate, Menton has always prided itself on the quality of its gardens and horticulture. Celebrated as one of Europe's biggest lemon and citrus fruit growers, Menton also posses a dazzling array of palm trees, olive groves (Pian de Parc) and forests (Ubac Foran) as well as many tropical and subtropical species of plant introduced to the town by botanists since the early 19th Century. Amongst the celebrate gardens of Menton, there is the Jardins de Colombier, the Fontana Rosa and the Carnòles Palais.
Menton Mediterranean garden festival
In total Menton boasts over 7,000 green spaces incorporating trees, parks and flower beds. It is also home to a flourishing Kitchen Garden movement, with vegetable potagers located on balconies, window boxes, on doorsteps and in allotments. It is no wonder that the town has been awarded the prestigous Quatre Fleurs certification many years running, a National classification for towns demonstrating an amazing commitment to horticulture.
The Menton Mediterranean Garden festival will run throughout September, with Guided visits to all the main gardens of Menton, including L'Orangerie (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 September at 10.00); La Jardin Fontana Rosa (2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26 September at 10.00); La Jardin de Maria Serena (2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 and 27 September 2017 at 14.30); Le Jardin Botanique de Val Rahmeh (5, 12, 19, and 26 September 2017 at 15.30).
Where to next . . . ?
- Read our reviews on the Best festivals in South France to visit during your stay.
- Please visit our full range of holiday apartments in Menton and the surrounding resorts Apartments Nice area to rent.
- Read about the Best beaches in Menton South France to visit during your stay
- Read our reviews on the Best Menton restaurants South France to eat at during your visit
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