The gardens in Menton unveil a history that dates back to the 18th century. Attracted by the mild climate and the city’s popularity as a winter residence, botanists, especially English ones, introduced tropical and subtropical species that were wonderfully suited to the region. The legacy of this period is an array of magnificent gardens! Maria Serena, Serre de la Madone, Fontana Rosa, Clos du Peyronet, Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden and Les Colombières Garden are almost all open to the general public. Discover this botanical heritage through our guided tours!