Botanical garden in the heart of the West Indies

Guadeloupe, 2022

It is in this former property of Coluche , located on one of the islands of Guadeloupe , that the botanical garden of Deshaies is located . It was Guy Blandin , the previous owner, who created this garden. A plant lover, he used to bring back seeds from his travels around the world .  Unfortunately, Hurricane Hugo in 1989 devastated a large part of the plants. It was on the initiative of Coluche, who asked his friend Michel Gaillard , landscape gardener, to take up the torch in order to revive this heavenly place of more than 7 hectares .

In memory of the artist, Michel Gaillard bought the property in 1991 in order to create a botanical garden with the help of designers, landscape professionals and nature lovers. It was in 2001 that it opened its doors to the general public .

We had the privilege of visiting this magnificent garden which is home to more than 1000 species . Suffice to say that we had all our senses awakened during the 1.5km of this magical course . Here are some pictures:

Arbre des lianes
Arbre des lianes

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Jardin botanique de Deshaies
Jardin botanique de Deshaies

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Palmiers
Palmiers

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Arbre des lianes
Arbre des lianes

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