La Mortola – Ventimiglia.

The Hanbury Botanical Gardens, currently managed by the University of Genoa, were founded in 1867 by Thomas Hanbury’s dream of creating an acclimatization garden. They extend over the promontory of Capo Mortola over an area of ​​about 18 hectares, half of which is cultivated as a garden and the remaining part is occupied by semi-natural vegetation.

Thanks to the collaboration of botanists, agronomists and landscapers, a grandiose ensemble was created that is unequaled in Europe both from the botanical and landscape point of view, with the 5800 species of ornamental, officinalis and fruit plants, and thanks to the happy compositional harmony between buildings, ornamental elements and cultivated terraces.

There are important collections of succulent plants, roses, bamboo, acacias, citrus plants and sages and elegant architectural elements such as the Moorish Mausoleum, the Four Seasons Temple, the Dragon, the Siren, the Sphinxes and the Faun Fountains , the Veneto Well and the Pavillon.

The Gardens offer beautiful blooms even in winter and are open to visitors all year round. They are also an exclusive location for film and photographic shoots.



Giardini Botanici Hanbury
La Mortola
Corso Montecarlo, 43
18039 Ventimiglia (IM)


Giardini botanici Hanbury

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