In addition to the mimosa, the flora and gardens of Bormes are remarkable and renowned. Blessed with a mild climate and exceptional light, plants and flowers have found a perfect home in Bormes les Mimosas. Take a flower-filled stroll through the medieval village where you’ll encounter a wide variety of plants and flowers. Then, head to the city parks which are filled with austral plants all year round. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Bormes les Mimosas’ stunning natural surroundings.

The variety of flora in Bormes les Mimosas

The flora and gardens of Bormes les Mimosas are a true way of life. With a wide variety of plant species, the village alone boasts over 700 different types, blending together rustic plants, climbing vines, flowering shrubs, perennial plants, and refined vegetation. In addition to the omnipresent mimosa trees in the region, visitors can admire roses, geraniums, lavender, hibiscus, agapanthus, bougainvilleas, and many other species. Don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate the facades of houses and buildings, often adorned with climbing plants, trellises, and balcony planters.

Fun fact:

The village alone boasts over 700 species, with a subtle mix of hardy plants, climbers, flowering shrubs, perennials, and plants with refined essences.

The dazzling, modern, original, and extremely diverse floral displays of Bormes les Mimosas have been recognized with numerous awards and labels since 1970. The town was awarded the “4 flowers label” and “Grand Prix National du Fleurissement” in 1988, which was reaffirmed in 2006. In 2003, Bormes les Mimosas received the highest honor, the “Gold Medal” at the European Competition of Flowered Cities and Villages, and in 2013, it was awarded the “Golden Flower” distinction.

The gardens of Bormes les Mimosas

Gonzalez Park

Step into the botanical world of Bormes les Mimosas with a stroll through the Gonzalez Park. This 3-hectare park is located on a hill overlooking the village and boasts spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding areas. The park is famous for its exotic garden, which showcases a wide variety of southern hemisphere plants. Among them are mimosas, palm trees, cacti, agaves, aloes, banana trees, and many other fascinating species. The garden is arranged into terraces, with winding paths and stairs that offer an opportunity to wander and appreciate the diverse flora on display.

Timing

Horaires d’ouverture du 30 January au 26 March 2025
Mardi Ouvre à 10h
Departure from Bormes-les-Mimosas Tourist Office.

Cigalou Park

This property belonged to the Jacob family and was purchased by the town of Bormes les Mimosas in 1979 to create a public park exclusively at the request of the sellers. In 1928, Charles Jacob bought the Cigalou property to care for his wife Germaine, who was paralyzed and whose days were numbered at the age of 44. The doctors had recommended the mild climate of the French Riviera. Germaine survived her husband by nearly 40 years! Germaine Jacob remained very attached to the Cigalou throughout her life. After her husband’s death in 1941, she lived most of the year in Bormes. She courageously repaired the damage caused by the war and occupation in the house and park. For a few years, she even ran a boarding house. She planted a large number of trees that now adorn the communal park: Aleppo pine, cedar of Lebanon, Chilean coconut palm, Australian eucalyptus… A haven of peace in the heart of the village.

The Saint-François garden

In the former cemetery of the Chapelle Saint François de Paule stands a garden of subtropical plants from countries with the same or similar climate to the Mediterranean. California poppies, coral trees, South African chives

Are you a plant lover looking to continue your botanical adventure? Head over to the Jardin des Méditerranées at Domaine du Rayol for a journey through landscapes inspired by Mediterranean climates around the world. The biodiversity here is remarkable. On the other side, towards La Londe les Maures, you’ll find the Jardin Zoologique Tropical. This animal and botanical park features numerous rare animal species and exotic plants over an area of more than 5 hectares.

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