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.
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 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., a great restaurant to fill up at on your way to spending time at the gardens.
If you'd like to find out more about seeing another set of botanical gardens, visit, which is situated within a car's reach of this attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include , which is four miles away Schoelcher. Also think about visiting , 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.
|Other Attraction||4.0 mi. (3.8 km)||S||Schoelcher|
|Other Attraction||4.4 mi. (0.6 km)||SSE||Fort de France|
|Historic Site||4.7 mi. (0.5 km)||S||Downtown Forte de France|
|Museum||4.8 mi. (0.2 km)||SSE||Downtown Forte de France|
Route de Balata, the vicinity of Forte de France, Martinique
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