Hanbury Botanical Gardens

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Jardini Hambury - Riviera Italienne
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The Hanbury Botanic Gardens at Mortola, 8 km from the campsite was designed in 1867 thanks to the passion of the English explorer Sir Thomas Hanbury, who created a garden of beautiful exotic plants. After he had made his fortune as an exporter of tea in Shanghai, Sir Thomas Hanbury decided to settle on the Ligurian coast, and at first he bought the palace of the Marquis of Ventimiglia, Orengo, (the palace still exists), and then he bought the surrounding land, where he realized a beautiful garden with plants collected from around the world In 1960, the Italian government bought the estate from the heirs of the complex in 1962 was entrusted to the International Institute of Ligurian Studies. In 1979 the Institute has evolved tremendously used for postwar reconstruction and later, in 1987, was permanently entrusted to the management of the University of Genoa.

The gardens are located in the village of Mortola, on the coast, between Ventimiglia and Menton French, just above the beautiful Cape Mortola, near the famous beach of Balzi Rossi and the archaeological museum. The gardens spread over an area of ​​18 hectares in the municipality of Ventimiglia, in the province of Imperia.

Website: www.giardinihanbury.com

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