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Jardin de Balata

in Fort-de-France
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  • Known the world over! Enter the garden of an artist... The Jardin de Balata, nestling in the heights of Fort-de-France on the Route de la Trace, invites you on a fascinating voyage of discovery into the world of tropical biodiversity. Balata, a remarkable garden!

  • The Garden of Balata proposes a visit of at least 1h30 articulated around the Creole House, but you can stay with us all day if you like!

    A unique collection of tropical and world flora:
    Thanks to nature and its treasures, the Balata Garden is like a dream come true. Your eyes must constantly adjust to the tropical color palette. You walk among a magnificent and exceptional collection of tropical essences: Anthuriums - Hibiscus - Exotic water lilies - Porcelain roses - Heliconias - Pandanus...
    The Garden of Balata proposes a visit of at least 1h30 articulated around the Creole House, but you can stay with us all day if you like!

    A unique collection of tropical and world flora:
    Thanks to nature and its treasures, the Balata Garden is like a dream come true. Your eyes must constantly adjust to the tropical color palette. You walk among a magnificent and exceptional collection of tropical essences: Anthuriums - Hibiscus - Exotic water lilies - Porcelain roses - Heliconias - Pandanus panachés... or Dracenas and Balisiers...
    The palm trees and the bamboo cathedrals rise to the sky. The cool ponds invite you to contemplative breaks. A magnificent cocktail in a setting that is worthy the greatest landscape artists. From a wild vegetation, the artist knew how to imagine and create a paradisiac place. The hundreds of tropical flowers and plants are listed in a path both educational and resourcing...

    A unique stroll at the top of a Botanical Garden :
    At 15 meters high, the garden is even more beautiful. A discovery of the canopy at the top of the centenary mahoganys, a panorama of the garden, the bay of Fort de France and the Pitons du Carbet.


    A bit of history:
    It was in 1982 when Jean-Philippe Thoze, horticulturist, landscape gardener and artist at heart, returned to the traces of his childhood in the Creole home of his grandparents that his passion for botany was born and took him around the world. Jean Philippe Thoze was then a horticulturist at the head of a landscaping company. He used the abandoned premises as storage for the plants he brought back from his many trips. The family decided to sell and it was quite naturally Jean Philippe Thoze who was asked to clear the land. On this occasion he rediscovered Balata and literally fell in love with it. He bought the property and, from what was a savannah where nature had taken back its rights, he gradually created, like a painter, this garden which today shelters more than 3 000 tropical plant species.

    Save by taking advantage of the NATURE PASS
    Visit 2 exceptional sites at reduced price: Martinique Zoo AND Balata Garden. 2018 Adult Nature Pass rates: €26 instead of €28.60
    Child (3 to 12 years old): €14 instead of €16.50
    Rates 2018
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French Creole
    • French
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  • Rates
  • Adult
    16 €
  • Child rate
    11 €
Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2024
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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