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Jardin des Plantes

Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967 Montpellier, France
04 67 63 43 22
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Ranked #14 of 40 Attractions in Montpellier
Type: Gardens
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to visit the gardens during the regular business hours but they were closed. There was not indication as to why this was the case. We tried a second time but the gates were still locked.....unfortunate.

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A fantastic and large botanical garden in a great area full of other sites to check out. Lots of intertwining pathways and little tunnels for exploring , and there's plenty of shade to rest under on a hot day. Really liked sitting by the large lotus flower pond which was surrounded by people reading and/or wildlife spotting. There aren't any... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A work in progress but a lovely and peaceful spot nevertheless. Thought there would be more colour. Conservatory of cacti was closed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

These are lovely gardens, the local people appear to eat lunch there. They are very interesting as it specializes in plants with medical uses.

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Rome
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this place! Loved that it's so natural, not one of these fancy botanical gardens but really a keeper of natural environment. Free entrance too. Was told one couldn't picnic there, and so said the signs, so I had my lunch in the park at L'Arc de Triomphe, before heading there. But found out that down at the far end... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden down away from the main town this park is lovely, has a great collection of plants and trees as well as a cactus greenhouse. Also great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main town

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Heeze, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Walking through the Jardin de Plants i found a lot of emotions with myself. Moments of: stunning, amazing, romance, disbelieve, loving and seeing myself and my work. This garden is a joy for all persons in the world....nature lovers, families with children, older people. business people and also when you are alone. You can enjoy, find rest and learn a... More

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is fascinating and offers a glimpse into what it was like years ago. It is beautiful and quiet and a great place to find a bench and enjoy the scenery or read a book

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I agree with the reviews that point out how neglected and under-watered the plants are. It is a pity to see plants expected to "fend for themselves" instead of receiving proper care. This is a historical medicinal garden that dates back centuries. What a treasure it could be if given proper (or even just a bit more) attention and funding!... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We’ve been here before, a couple of times in the last 10 years. Each time, we hoped that there would be an improvement. Sadly, this isn’t the case… The Jardin seems to be the joint responsibility of the University and the Ville and though there have been some changes, the same problem seems to continue – there simply isn’t enough... More

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