The City of Nantes has installed an ephemeral, open-air nursery on the banks of the Loire River. Here, the public can stroll and discover the 1000 different species of trees that will be planted in the city’s future urban projects, from now until 2020.
After attracting over 350,000 visitors in 2018, the “Quai des plantes” is back for a 2nd edition. This year, the ephemeral, open-air nursery takes root near Pont Anne-de-Bretagne bridge and extends out to the Gare Maritime (ferryboat station), offering a green promenade that is roughly 600 metres long, comprised of 1500 trees and 200 different varieties taken from the municipal nursery. Among this year’s new features: a vegetable garden, aquatic plants, free events every weekend, and more benches and lawn chairs to relax in. And, since good habits are hard to break… the “40 pieds” guinguette (open-air café) is back, this time near the Maillé Brézé, offering refreshments and light snacks every Friday evening at cocktail hour, along with acoustic concerts by local musicians.
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