Balata Botanical Gardens

Set on three hectares of private land with a view of the Pitons du Carbet is Balata Botanical Gardens, a botanical garden set up by the famed horticulturist Jean-Philippe Thoze.

The garden has over 3,000 different types of tropical plants from around the world, including 300 types of palm trees! Other plants here include anthuriums, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, cycads, heliconia, and mahogany.


Balata Botanical Gardens is found in the vicinity of Forte de France, on Martinique; it's five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest of Fort de France.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite wandering around the gardens, don't worry -- you can find an impressive array of local restaurants near this attraction. The most proximate eatery to Balata Botanical Gardens is Bredas Chez Maxime, a great restaurant to fill up at on your way to spending time at the gardens. Le Bleu Marine and Garage Popular are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Garage Popular you and your group will be able to eat some Creole food and experience the culture of Martinique.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about seeing another set of botanical gardens, visit Latouche Botanical Garden, which is situated within a car's reach of this attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include Schelcher Park, which is four miles away Schoelcher. Also think about visiting Place de l'Abbie Gregoire, which is another attraction in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Balata Botanical Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Schelcher Park Other Attraction 4.0 mi. (3.8 km) S Schoelcher
Place de l'Abbie Gregoire Other Attraction 4.4 mi. (0.6 km) SSE Fort de France
Fontaine Gueydon Historic Site 4.7 mi. (0.5 km) S Downtown Forte de France
Ethnography History Museum of Martinique Museum 4.8 mi. (0.2 km) SSE Downtown Forte de France

More Information


Route de Balata, the vicinity of Forte de France, Martinique


(059) 664-4873



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