Balata Botanical Gardens (Jardin de Balata)

Route de Balata
Fort-De-France, 99 97234- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Balata Botanical Gardens (Jardin de Balata) is 6 mi. (10 km) n. on Route de Balata, following signs. Entered through a restored Creole house furnished in period, the gardens showcase labeled plant varieties including anthuriums, heliconias, begonias, orchids and many others. Ornamental lakes feature water lilies and lotus blossoms. Free-flying hummingbirds are often sighted. A suspended rope bridge and walkways provide a birds-eye view of the landscaped grounds below. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$17; $9.50 (ages 3-12).
Hours: Daily 9-6. Last admission 90 minutes before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule in Sept. Closed major holidays.