Wish I were there right now…

I’m sure it happens to all of us. You’re at stuck at home while friends or family members are having fun exploring places in far-flung corners of the world.

This post is a case in point. This morning I received an email from our Australian friends who are currently in the south of France. Knowing how much I love plants—especially succulents—my good mate Bill sent me some photos from the Jardin exotique d’Èze (pronounced “eh-zz”).

Be still, my beating heart!


Èze is a small town of 3,000 on the French Riviera, less than 10 miles from Nice. It is famous for its stunning views of the Mediterranean, the best of which can be had from the Jardin exotique.


This lovely garden was built on the ruins of an old château, high above the ocean.


It is known worldwide for its impressive collection of succulents, some of which Bill photographed for us.



Here are more stunning photos of Èze if you’re a glutton for punishment.

Thank you, Bill, for contributing these photos. I would be a liar if I said I don’t envy you :-).

All photos in this post are © 2014 William Ellis. All rights reserved.