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
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.
The road is windy to get there but once you make it, you won’t be sorry.
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.
And the view is so picturesque it doesn’t seem real. The hillside and horizon are visible as far as the eyes can see.
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.
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.