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Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali - BP 141, Algiers 16000, Algeria
+213 21 67 14 68
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A stunning garden hosting hundreds of plant species

The Garden’s location in the Bay of Algiers in the Hamma district enjoys a perfect microclimate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Esra K
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Attractive place

Attractive place to visit when you are in Algiers this area is one of the more attractive places to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lotfi l
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The Botanical Garden of Algiers, Algeria History of the Garden In 1831, the French colony began undertaking remediation work on the marshlands in order to cultivate agricultural soil. By 1832, Governor General Antoine Avisard signed a decree that established a test garden in a place called El Hamma, east of Algiers. El Hamma provided a perfect plot for the agricultural plans due to its richness in water and cool climate near the sea. The aim of the garden was to serve as both a model farm and a test garden to install, acclimate and study various imported plant species. The garden’s main function in the beginning was diffusing useful plants for medicinal, economic and commercial purposes before scientific and horticultural activities were adopted. The zoological garden was created in 1900, under the initiative of Dr Joseph Ange who was the correspondent of the Paris Museum. By 1837, the garden’s capacity grew from 5 to 18 hectares with an increase
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“old trees” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali - BP 141, Algiers 16000, Algeria
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"beautiful garden"
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"old trees"
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"small cages"
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"palm trees"
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"english garden"
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"sofitel hotel"
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"le jardin"
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"huge trees"
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"central park"
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"exotic plants"
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"few hours"
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"an hour and a half"
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"park your car"
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"worth a visit"
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"busy city"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Garden’s location in the Bay of Algiers in the Hamma district enjoys a perfect microclimate between the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains’ protection from strong dessert winds. As you enter the garden you immediately notice how the main two designs of...More

Thank Esra K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive place to visit when you are in Algiers this area is one of the more attractive places to visit

Thank lotfi l
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Laid-out by the French 200 years ago, the garden is divided into many sections and allées, featuring different families of tropical plants. It is a huge task to keep up, and some features of the garden seem no longer to be active. A appealing place...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

The Central park of Algeria or as it known " jardin d'essai elhamma " One of the extraordinary sightseeing in Algeria it is the biggest and the most organized park in Algiers it contains a various Plants from world wide for whom like to see...More

Thank Mehdi B
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I recently visited this Garden on a Visit to see my Husbands Family in Algeria and I was pleasantly surprised by what I came across - it has many different sections with some amazing arching trees and unusual plants. There is a central long section...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon here and I would definitely recommend it. The gardens are disability or limited mobility friendly which is not usually the case in Algeria. The zoo enclosures are very small and the animals looked quite distressed.It was...More

1  Thank Samou1
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

The garden was very big, clean and taken care off. Another historic place you should visit when you are in Alger.

Thank RealHedi
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

A beautiful historical garden where you can find a museum and a zoo. A lot of plants are endemic. Kids can play around and adults can find a quiet spot to rest. There is a subway or tramway to get there, you need to walk...More

Thank Aek R
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

With direct access from the Sofitel this is a lovely place to get some air. It must be a welcome relief in the hot summer months when i expect it would be busier. At this time of the year it was empty though apart from...More

1  Thank Claire G
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

if you are alone or with your wife, girlfriend; this garden is amazing and if you are interested in plants and trees it could take you forever to finish this park.

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