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Jardin botanique de Deshaies
The Jardin botanique de Deshaies (7 hectares) is a botanical garden located in Deshaies, Guadaloupe. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.
From 1979-1986 the site was home to French comedian Coluche, having previously been populated with rare plants by Guy Blandin. After Coluche's death in 1986, nurseryman Michel Gaillard purchased the property in 1991 with the idea of creating a botanical garden. The garden opened in 2001.
Today the garden contains more than 1,000 species set along 1.5 kilometers of pathways through 15 different garden areas, including an arboretum of Araucaria, avocado, baobab, bombax, breadfruit tree, calliandra, jacaranda, and royal palms; an aviary; bamboo; a banyan tree; cactus; ferns, bromeliads, and epiphytic plants; flamingos; hibiscus and bougainvillea; orchid collection; palm tree collection; pond with water lilies, papyrus, and aquatic plants; and a man-made waterfall (10 meters).