Jardin de Balata

Photo Essay: Jardin de Balata Martinique

I didn’t learn about Jardin de Balata until I got to Martinique so it was really an afterthought. But this is not your typical botanical garden. It is a gorgeous, scenic oasis in Martinique that rivals the best gardens I have seen. I know very little about different types of flowers–except which ones I find pretty–so this post will be a photo essay, letting the beautiful pictures speak louder than words.

Jardin de Balata

Jardin de Balata

Even though the garden wasn’t in full bloom, the garden is a lush oasis with flowers, bamboo, trees, and ponds sprinkled throughout the area.

Jardin de Balata


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The road is windy to get there but once you make it, you won’t be sorry.

Hillside Views

Jardin de Balata

The highlight of Jardin de Balata is the hillside views. As you work your way around the garden, you descend into an absolutely stunning opening in the trees.

Jardin de Balata


Jardin de Balata

And the view is so picturesque it doesn’t seem real. The hillside and horizon are visible as far as the eyes can see.

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Canopy Bridge

Jardin de Balata

If you know anything about me at all, you know that there was no way I was doing the canopy bridge in the garden. They would only allow two people on the segments at a time. It was too rich for my blood. The bridge circled around the perimeter of the garden, giving aerial views.

Jardin de Balata


When you travel to Martinique, make sure to visit Jardin de Balata. Entry is only 13 Euro, and it is so well worth it for the gorgeous, colorful flowers and the amazing view and scenery the garden offers.


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16 comments on “Photo Essay: Jardin de Balata Martinique”

  1. This place looks lovely, and your images are stunning. I would definitely love to visit this garden. Bad for my allergies..but l would still enjoy it. :-). I most definitely would not do that Canopy Bridge either..mmm..no thank you!

  2. What a wonderful experience you had in Martinique. I am also a novice when it comes to gardening. Leave it to the pros. But I do enjoy walking and admiring the beautiful flowers at various Botanical gardens I’ve visited in the pass in New York City. Jardin de Balata seems like a wonderful and serene place to visit. Love your graphic.

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