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The gardens of Parc Vallombrosa surrounding Villa du Parc

The gardens of Parc Vallombrosa are quite unique. They were established around 1850 and contain a lot of rare species. If you click on the image below you will see an article that was posted in Courrier Cannes on 21st September 1890.

These are some of the plants and trees that were present in the gardens in 1890 (Click on the plant name and you will go to a website with more information!):

Adiantum:,

Agave,
Agave feroux,
Aloes,
Alsephila,
Aralia,
Araucaria Bidwilli,

Aspidistra,
Balantium Antarcticum,
Bambusa Gracilis,
Bambusa Melis,
Bambusa mitis,
Bambusa Nigra,
Bambusa Versicolor,
Banksia,
Bignonia, Bonapartea ,
Bugainvillea,
Camellias,
Caryota,
Cedres,
Chamoerops humilis,
Chamoeros humulis Livistonia,
Cocos Campestris,
Cocos chilensis,
Cocos flexuosa,
Cocos Romanzaffiona,
Cocos Yatai,
Corypha Australis,
Cocos flexuosa:,


Cryptomeria Japonica,
Cycas revolula,
Dactylifera,
Ephedra,
Ficus Elastica,
Ficus Repens,
Fougeres,
Heliotrope,
Joseph Bourdon,
Jubea Spectabilis,
Kentia,
Laurier d'Apollon,
Livistonia Australis,
Livistonia Chinensis,
Livistonia Sinensis,
Majorques,
Magnolias,
Mandarines,
Mazelli,
moedorea,
Olea fragrans,
Opuntia,
Pandanus,
Pamplemousses,
Phoenix Tenius,
Phoenix Dactylifera,
Phoenix dactilifera humilis,
Phoenix Rectinata,
Phoenix Spinosa,
Pittisporum Sinensis,
Plumbago,
Rhapis Flabelliformis,
Rubra,
Sabal umbraculifera,
Salmiana,
Samia Wroomi,
Saxifrages,
Sedum,
Sempervirum,
Sempervirens,
Strelitzia,
Tecomas,
Tenuis,
Wedelliana,
Yucca,
Yucca Treculeana,
Zamia horrida,
Zamia Verrucosa,
Zamia Nigricans,



Villa Vallombrosa as it looks in January 2008:



The following photos shows a bit of Parc Vallombrosa. Some old and some new.

The first two are postcards taken when it was Hotel de Parc which lasted from 1893 to 1937.





These following photos are just views from the Parc.















These next two show the beautiful Chateau Villa du Parc in the background.





The next two show Villa Vallombrosa in the background.





Photos from January 2008:













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