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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967 Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 63 43 22
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SOMBRE IN WINTER, BUT THE BIRDS SOON WILL SING

Dark and sober in its wintry cloak the birds dared sing on the bright dawn before spring. Return to a garden when it bursts back into life. Well located and interesting, I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dark and sober in its wintry cloak the birds dared sing on the bright dawn before spring. Return to a garden when it bursts back into life. Well located and interesting, I will return

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Arenys de Mar, Cataluña, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went to the gardens, but all the greenhouses were clñosed, some parts we not accesable or unde repair. I think it was just not the right time to go....

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was a bit disappointed honestly.. it's not that pretty and very small. I would visit something else in Montpellier, lots of great monuments to choose from!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I went here one lunchtime to find somewhere to sit and eat my lunch. Wasn't expecting a lot but I was pleasantly surprised. Very pretty and you forget you're in a city!

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Umea, Sweden
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54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In case you want a break from the busy city, the Botanical Garden, is a nice place to relax your mind. It is actually the oldest Botanical Garden in France, created by Professor Pierre Richer de Belleval in 1593 after an order from King Henri IV. In fact, the garden served as an inspiration for Jardin des Plantes in Paris.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such a tranquil space! We loved the huge greenhouse with cacti in it, and the herb garden was delightful.

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Hull, UK
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

The garden is being updated presently by Montpellier University and they're doing a fantastic job. Even in late October, there was still plenty of colour. The middle section is closed at present, but around the edge are many varieties of trees, all labelled, including a sequoia. There are also several ruins, old stone bridges etc. it is a tranquil haven... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While as others have mentioned, it is a little run down, there are sections currently closed off and (I assume) being fixed up. Nevertheless, I didn't really mind - not all gardens need to be pristine and manicured! Bring a book, bring the kids or just bring yourself for a stroll through some interesting plants and nice shaded areas.

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Darwin, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

as a very old botanical garden from 1789 it shows the lack of $$ and care over the past period of quite a few years. Run down, and in urgent need of $$ and some tender loving care. While some work is now being done, lots more needed. Orangery [ very famous ] is awful, too many weeds, and maybe... More 

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Bath
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A good collection of plants. Pretty, Calm. Part being renovated. Busy at weekends but quiet in the week. Went twice. Spot the frogs in the pond

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