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.


Positioned in the vicinity of Forte de France, Balata Botanical Gardens welcomes customers who are lodging in this part of Martinique. Regardless of whether or not you are staying particularly close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. Fort de France is five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting the gardens, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll find a broad selection of dining possibilities in this general area. Bredas Chez Maxime is an ideal restaurant to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending time at these gardens, and offers quick access to it. Le Bleu Marine and Garage Popular are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Garage Popular you and your companions can eat some Creole dishes and experience the Martinique culture.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about visiting two botanical gardens, make a trip to Latouche Botanical Garden, found a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. You'll find at least one or two other activities in the area, including Schelcher Park, which is four miles away Schoelcher. You might also want to consider heading to Place de l'Abbie Gregoire, which is another attraction not far away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. 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

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


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