I have been living in the area for nearly six years and I have never visited the botanical garden. Last September I took the plunge and went visiting on a lovely sunny afternoon.
It's a little unfair to give a review of the garden in September after a very dry summer, as most plants are dormant here until the rain starts, usually towards the end of September, beginning of October. But, nevertheless I did manage to get some nice shots of the flora.
The garden is small by international standards and it doesn't take long to walk around it. It concentrates on Mediterranean plants and is divided into the different Mediterranean habitats - showcasing the plants of those areas.
Here are some photos taken during my visit.
There are some nice views across to the surrounding hills from the top of the gardens. The garden is well worth a visit and a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
I look forward to revisiting it in the spring.
Access by Bus :
Line 73, station Jardin Botanique (Except sunday and holidays)
Line 8, (n°6, sunday and holidays) terminus "les Casernes", then,
15 minutes walk by the avenue Lois Cappatti.
Nice Botanic Gardens website