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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
563 helpful votes 563 helpful votes
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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. So pleasant to walk through the gardens which are pretty and peaceful. There's no entry fee and often used by the locals at lunchtime. Definitely worth a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We loved spending a few hours strolling through the gardens, it was great to escape the hustle and noise of the city without having to travel too far. It was very pretty and peaceful. Free entry and not a soul around to disturb. Well worth a visit. The locals seem to use it as a calm place to sit and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A bit of a disappointment. Parts of it were being rebuilt and the rest seemed a little neglected. Bushes not trimmed for instance. It's a pleasant enough afternoon stroll but not the best Jardin des Plantes I've been to.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The garden has been there since the time of Henry IV which is quite some time and even though it will never rival the more formal gardens of the great palaces this is a place of gentle beauty which is also a centre for botanical/medical research - prepare not to be blown away but rather have your spirit gently lifted

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Vienna, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here. The gardens are less formal than others but extensive. They close around 5:30 pm so plan accordingly.

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