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Jardin des Plantes

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1 Place Charles Leroux, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 41 65 09
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Lovely free garden

Le jardin des plantes is near the Musée d’Arts and the main train station and offers a nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nice garden to walk

It is a very nice botanical garden near the railway station. You can walk under the ever green... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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1 Place Charles Leroux, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 41 65 09
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le jardin des plantes is near the Musée d’Arts and the main train station and offers a nice collection of trees (eg sequoia, magnolia, tulip tree)

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

It is a very nice botanical garden near the railway station. You can walk under the ever green magnolias and admire blossoming camellias even in December.

Thank smoleuge76
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had a pleasant walk round this park. Lots of really interesting trees and bushes as you can see from the photos others have put on. There was lots of work going on in the park to keep it neat and tidy and the effort...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Nice garden with some sculptures, some with plants. I enjoyed very much. There are also some animals. It is free

Thank filipam820
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens with lots of sculptures as well as plants. Look out for the Wallace fountain! (Google it)

Thank andy_scot_uk
Reviewed 19 November 2017

It was a sunny, warm day, so we stopped for a picnic lunch in these beautiful surroundings - 2 ready made salads from our breakfast cafe Paul in Nantes - read our kindles then went to the nearby Chateau des docs Bretagne.

Thank RonJulia
Reviewed 13 November 2017

What a place ! - If you want a walk through a beatuiful park and gardens this is the place . fantastic ! and loads of really great photo opportunities . We were lucky to walk through on a glorious crisp sunny autumn morning -...More

Thank GlenLoan
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Situated in the heart of the city these beautiful botanical gardens are literally just across the road from Nantes SNCF Gare. A haven of peace and tranquillity with its birds, plants, ponds and trees and a world away from the hectic pace of everyday life....More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Jardin des Plantes is not just a beautiful park that is well kept, it offers some unexpected views as well. The designs of the park benches as you walk through are fun to try and makes it a real tourist attraction, not just a...More

Thank Nikki v
Reviewed 8 November 2017

nice gardens and plenty of fun for kids around. enjoyed to walk here. there is a good bar and cafeteria too next to the playground. Overall nice place to visit.

Thank gjanzso
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
Oui c'est bon avec voture chienne, en plus person avec les cheines.