Jardin botanique d'Èze
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The Jardin botanique d'Èze, also called the Jardin exotique d'Èze or simply the Jardin d'Èze, is a botanical garden located on the Place du Général de Gaulle in Èze, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
The garden was created after World War II on a chateau's ruins by town mayor André Gianton and Jean Gastaud of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco. It is sited on steep terrain falling over 400 meters to the sea with panoramic views of the coast, and known for its impressive collection of cactus and succulents from the Mediterranean region, Africa, and the Americas.
Today the garden's collections include Cephalocereus senilis, Echinocactus grusonii, Ferocactus pilosus, Opuntia spp., Neobuxbaumia polylopha, and Trichocereus pasacana, as well as the succulents Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium canariense, Agave americana picta, Agave americana marginata, Agave salmania, Agave victoriae-reginae, Aloe arborescens, Aloe succotrina, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe ferox, Carpobrotus edulis, Echeveria elegans, Euphorbia coerulescens, Pachyphytum oviferum, and Yucca elephantipes.
- Jardin botanique d'Èze
- Gralon.net entry (French)
- Patrick Le Tiec, Le Jardin exotique d'Èze, Monaco : Graphic Service, 2000, 48 p.
- French Wikipedia article
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