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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 1 Place Charles Leroux, 44000, Nantes, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 40 41 65 09
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08:30 - 19:45
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:45
Description:

The Botanical Garden:

at the heart of plants

The Botanical Gardens of Nantes,...

The Botanical Garden:

at the heart of plants

The Botanical Gardens of Nantes, with

7 hectares of green spaces in the centre

of town, more than 10,000 living species,

800 square metres of greenhouses and more

than 50,00 flowers planted each season,

holder of the Remarkable Garden label,

is among the four leading botanical gardens

in France.

The collections have developed and

specialised over 150 years. The Botanical

Garden, which is both a scientific and a

pleasure garden, has become a world

reference, especially for its camellia

collection which is unique in France, for the

culture of epiphytic* plants in a semi-natural

setting and for its permanent concern for

the re-introduction of rare species. As an

example we will cite the wild tulip, which

disappeared in the 1970s and was

reintroduced in 2010 in the vineyards

of the region.

Its great beauty in all seasons and its

remarkable specimens (Hectot's Magnolia,

American tulip tree and more recently a

Wollemi pine, etc.) make the Botanical

Garden a major tourist attraction in Nantes,

visited every year by more than 1.2 million

visitors.

* Plants that grow on other plants without being parasites.

The Botanical Garden

Rue Stanislas-Baudry - Nantes

Summer: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Spring, autumn: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Winter: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tram line 1, SNCF train station stop

Bus 12, SNCF train station stop

Greenhouse visit

(by reservation)

Wednesday: 3:15 pm

Thursday: 12:30 pm

Friday: 3 pm

Saturday: 3 pm and 4 pm (all year

round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17

November).

Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm

(all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January

to 17 November).

Additional services

Orangery cafe

Restaurant - Tearoom

Merry-go-round

All year round

from 10 am to 6 pm

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Beautiful and varied

Meandering paths, plants well labeled, children's' petting zoo in corner. Interesting sculpture which has lost two of its original figures is nearby.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Established tree and shrubs all named. Area with herbs grouped for various ailments. Spring plants and bulbs beginning touch up through the soil. Seeds and plants from over the world. all area labelled. free entry into two of the glass houses, the others can been seen with a guide tour. Play area for children. Cafe / bistro on site. English... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meandering paths, plants well labeled, children's' petting zoo in corner. Interesting sculpture which has lost two of its original figures is nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Worth a visit for plants and flowers lovers. All sorts of trees in particular. Including rare species.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice garden with various adornment throughout the seasons and the events of the year. Quite big and not far from the center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Have ben here a few times at different seasons, and always find it most interesting. As an avid gardener in zones 6-5, this garden has an amazing variety of plants in a similar range 5-7, most beautifully presented. Just walking around the garden is a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Travelled to Nantes for a few days stay in August 2016. Spent an hour walking around the gardens at Jardin des Plantes. Very well kept and pretty. Free entrance too. Suitable for children to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a lovely lunch in a restaurant near-by with friends then walked to the gardens. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the end of April There was a free concert. The day was perfect,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is one of the most beautiful city-centre parks I've visited. Very interesting, lots to see, great for dogs and kids. Would definitely recommend a visit :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a great place to go whatever your age or the weather: the long line of flower pots meandering round the park initially growing plants then eyes and tongues; the benches of steadily increasing size with a correspondingly increasing sized tree beside it; and the different shapes of bench. Plus the wide variety of plants and trees! It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Truly lovely to leave the busy streets and stroll around magnificent plants and beautiful trees all so stylishly done and planted, well worth the visit. Peaceful and interesting...

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