Nestled among lush mediterranean scrub, Villa Hanbury and its Botanical Gardens are a one-of-a-kind gem, created in 1867 by the Englishman Sir Thomas Hanbury. After he came back from the East Indies, where he built a fortune with the tea commerce, Sir Hanbury decided to spend the rest of his days living on the Ligurian Riviera: he bought a villa and the surrounding plot and started collecting species from all over the world. With the help of botanics, agronomists and landscape architects, a great and harmonic ensemble was created, which has no equivalent in whole Europe from the botanical point of view (5800 species of plants) and from the landscape point of view. The lucky position of the property, the sun and the gentle breeze constantly blowing from the sea make this garden a heaven on earth both for the botanical species and for the guests visiting. Board a minivan for a short ride to the Gardens. Once inside you will have 2 ½ hours of free time to visit the gardens at your leisure. Return to your hotel with the minivan.