Information Booking and guided tours

Administrative Secretary and ticket office
tel. (+39) 0184 229507
fax. (+39) 0184 226029

It was a love of nature that lead an English family to create a botanical garden near Ventimiglia beginning in 1867, in order to acclimatize plants from many different climatic zones of the world which would benefit from the favourable position and in particular the mild climate of what was to become the Hanbury Botanical Gardens.
The contribution of botanists, agronomists and landscape designers, the majority of whom were foreigners, led to the creation of a magnificent ensemble both in its botanical aspect (5,800 ornamental, medicinal and fruiting species) and its landscaping aspect, creating a harmony between buildings, garden structures and the terraces under cultivation, which is unequalled in Europe.

Protected area

  • Management: Universit√† degli Studi di Genova
  • Location: Corso Montecarlo, 43 - La Mortola - 18039 Ventimiglia (IM)
  • Province: Imperia
  • Instituted:/strong> Legge regionale 27 marzo 2000 n.31


  • Surface area: 18,803 hectares

How to arrive

  • By car: motorway A10 exit at Ventimiglia follow the SS 1 Aurelia direction France, follow signs to Ponte S. Luigi-km.6
  • Train: station FS di Ventimiglia + taxi or bus to Ponte S. Luigi (LINEA 1 - stop: La Mortola) - Bus Timetable Riviera Trasporti

The route

  • The route is indicated by following the arrows. The difference in height is 100 mt.
  • Itinerary
  • Disabled: there is the possibility of avoiding the steps by using an alternative path. An elettric car equipped for the transport of disabled people is available upon reservation. Guide dogs are welcome.

Not permitted

  • All animal; they can be left at the entry.