Exotic Garden: the largest succulent rock garden in the world
Built on a cliff side, the Exotic Garden offers a breathtaking view over the Principality of Monaco. It is home to a thousand cacti and other succulent plants that come in all manner of strange-looking shapes.
The history of the Exotic Garden in Monaco dates back to the early nineteenth century, when a Monegasque gardener, Augustin Gastaud, planted succulents in the Saint-Martin gardens on the Rocher, not far from the Oceanographic Museum. Prince Albert I then decided to create a garden devoted to these succulents, which were little known at the time.Read more