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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 #9 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Type: Gardens
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Brighton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I think it's probably the best park in Montpellier, but that's not saying a lot because there isn't exactly a lot of choice! Don't expect to lie on the grass with a picnic, it's more of a place to walk along paths talking or to sit on a bench and read a book. There are a wide variety of plants... More

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Toulon, France
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224 reviews 224 reviews
12 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Gardeners standing around chatting doing no work for over 45 minutes was our first impression - and that isn't great. Lots of the interesting parts of the grounds were fenced off - under planting - or something or other - but in other climes it would have been open to wander around as nothing was being done to prevent access.... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great botanical gardens in the centre of the city Interesting specimens It was totally free An oasis of calm

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Welsh Borders, UK
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22 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was the garden of medical research for the university but it has much more than medicinal herbs. Lots of interesting palms, but it was no longer the season for flowers and the famed Ginko trees were closed to the public. But you can spend a pleasant hour wandering.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Jardin des Plantes is a great place to go if you are visiting Montpellier. There are lots of different places to wander in this garden - a lake, tree-lined paths, a bamboo forest, and more. I have been several times and I don't think I have visited every part of it! It is more of a European garden (with... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

These are very pleasant gardens with some welcome shade in the summer. Unfortunately some of the gardens were closed for maintenance when I visited but overall they were lovely. I would certainly include a visit as you walk around Montpellier.

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Brussels, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

nice place to laze and cool in the shade. Don't forget to put your head in the college of Pharmacy. 1 hour is enough to do the circle but it's very beautiful

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Montpellier, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Still well maintained these botannical gardens were the first in Europe established by the faculty of medicine in Montpellier. I have grown a Ginko Biloba from a (stolen) fruit from the first Ginko ever grown in France!!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you like gardens these are worth a visit, really lovely to wander around with some nice features.

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