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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 #13 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Type: Gardens
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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 NEW

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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've visited here twice, the first time it was a bit dry and I didn't love it. The second time it was after a bit of rain and the plants were alive again. It was nice when everything is alive.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Set in about ten acres, these fine botanical gardens were set up for the study of medicinal plants and the propagation of seeds for exchange with other gardens from around the world. Some parts are formal with parterres and cool rows of cypress trees whilst others show more natural habitats. The gardens are in the care of the Montpellier University's... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Visited in September and saw Lotus pods growing , frogs jumping on lily pads and a thick grove of bamboo. Will revisit in spring .

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