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Jardin des plantes Botanic garden
Jardin des plantes

Three centuries of botany, sea-faring and the green fingers of the gardeners have made the gardens what they are today. Maybe you’ll be able to smell the adventure coming from the fragrances…

Its scientific reputation had already been built by the mid 18th century. In 1726 Louis the 15th ordered all ship’s captains to bring back to France seeds from the colonies and foreign lands. Opened to the public in 1829 and turned into an English garden in 1829, it continued to benefit from a never ending supply from the returning ships and the purchase of other rare varieties.

Four kilometres of paths, almost 600 fragrances and 500 varieties of bloom, including a large number of camellias and magnolias. Ranked in the top five biggest Victorian parks, it was certified Botanical Garden of Europe in 2000 and Park of Distinction by the Ministry of Culture in 2009.

© Marc Cortès

From November 18 to January 14, 8:30 am > 5:15 pm
From January 15 to March 19 and from October 23 to November 17, 8:30 am > 6:30 pm
From March 20 to October 22, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

Free access.
For Pass Nantes holders : a bag of seeds offered for any visit of the Jardin des Plantes (delivered to the reception of the garden, open 7/7)
rue Ecorchard (face gare SNCF)
44000 NANTES
Tram line 1, Gare SNCF stop.
Tél. 02 40 41 65 09
Site internet

Le café de l'Orangerie is a bistro and tea room situated in the high part of the garden (15, rue Gambetta) and offering its guests a green isle of tranquility. Open everyday 10.00 - 20.00 (last orders at 19.30). Closed from the end of December to the beginning of February.

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