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Serre de la Modone Garden

Listed under Gardens in Liguria, Italy.

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Serre de la Madone Garden, in Menton is one of the south of France's best gardens and contains an exceptional botanical collection from throughout the world, some of which are now the only remaining specimens.

Beyond its botanic interests, Serre de la Madone is a remarkable example of landscape architecture with its ponds and fountains that create a calm and preserved atmosphere.

A procedure of official classification, rare for gardens, has allowed it to be classified as an historic monument since 1990. I was here a few years back and could not believe the changes. At that time they had just been given some money to do some much needed rejuvenation to the gardens and it showed. The house was open this time as well. This garden will only get better with time. Take a look at the Dracena Nolina Longifolia…have you ever seen one quite as big at this? I put my shoulder bag down so you could get an idea of just how huge this plant really was.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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