Les Jardins Suspendus
Les Jardins Suspendus
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Depuis 2008, les Jardins Suspendus s’inscrivent dans le paysage havrais comme un lieu emblématique offrant un univers de découverte végétale et sensorielle. Ce site exceptionnel, situé dans un ancien fort d’une surface de 17 hectares, surplombe la baie de Seine et offre des points de vue admirables sur la mer, le port et la ville. Jardin remarquable dès 2014, puis « jardin botanique parrainé », Les Jardins suspendus sont reconnus en 2017 Jardin botanique agréé. Ouverture des jardins : D'avril à octobre de 9h à 20h / de novembre à mars de 9h à 17h Ouverture des serres de collection : - Du 10 avril au 30 septembre : tous les jours (10h30-12h30 / 13h45-17h) - Du 1er octobre au 14 novembre : les WE et jours fériés (10h30-12h30 / 13h45-17h) - fermeture du 15 novembre au 4 février 2022 - Du 5 février au 3 avril 2022 : les WE et jours fériés (10h30-12h30 / 13h45-17h)
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Tjiktjak
Amsterdam, The Netherlands36 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
This former fort is roughly divided in two parts: serres (ground floor) and gardens with vegetation from many continents. You can take the stairs or elevator to this part. By the way: you have a beautiful view point to Le Havre.
Free toilets, couches and chairs for the visitors.... we really really enjoyed this place.
Written September 20, 2013
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andy M
Stamford, UK308 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We visited in July.

It took us 25 minutes of brisk walking from the Hotel de Ville to the gardens, inside the old fort of Saint-Adresse. Unfortunately the Funiculaire from the lower to the upper town was closed for its Summer refurbishment (Monday July 20th to Sunday August 23rd 2015) so we had to climb up what seemed like hundreds of steps (Mrs M was not pleased), but there are benches every so often to have a rest. We followed the signs to the Tennis Club (near the fort).

Entrance to the Jardins Suspendus is free and only € 2 for entry to the greenhouses.

The gardens open at 10.30 a.m. they close at 8 p.m. from April to September, at 6 p.m. in March and October and at 5 p.m. from November to February.
In the Summer the greenhouses are open every day from 10.30 to 12.30 and 1.45 to 6 p.m. but only on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays at other times of the year.

In the tunnel/entrance we found an informative display about the history of the fort and free leaflets in French and English describing the gardens and its plants.

The different gardens (North American, East Asian, Austral, Rose and Explorers) are planted around the four corners of the fort on the upper battlements, reached by a ramp or lift. There are labels to tell you about the plants, benches and great views of Le Havre.

In the lower inner courtyard are the greenhouses, tea room and free toilets.

These gardens are well worth a visit.
Written August 2, 2015
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Far from usual Le Havre rush, reachable with own transport only, it's one of best places in the town. Old fortress converted into a botanical marvel. A lovely walk takes you to the ramparts with some fantastic views over Le Havre and it's bay, with flowering gardens set up (or being set up) on every bastion of fortress. This part is free of charge. In the courtyard there's a complex of greenhouses with some tropical plants - this part is available with ticket only. Definitelly a must in Le Havre.
Written May 20, 2014
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Julie D
Waltham, MA2 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
SO BEAUTIFUL! We followed signs from the center of town to Les Jardins Suspendus, and after walking for about an hour, we arrived at this gorgeous place. Even though the view was tainted by some fog below, it was perfect for a sunny day. You can wander around the fort which was captured and later liberated during WW2 and relax on a bench to admire the greenery. There is even a little cafe to relax. Only the French would turn a place of such troubled history into something so beautiful and welcoming. WORTH A VISIT!
Written March 14, 2014
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BAD
The Hague, The Netherlands208 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
High above le Havre this garden is situated. Different gardens of Australia, etc. The green houses are not so special. Closed between 12.30 and 13.45. The price is low €2. Parking is free. There is a nice tea house where you can also have an excellent lunch.
Written July 6, 2019
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squarefish4000
Antibes, France16 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Another gem on the Le Havre tourist trail (if you like plants and gardens & history & stuff like that) a couple of miles or so out of town centre. The gardens are set within imposing high-walled post-Napoleonic fort with panoramic sea views over Le Havre. Wide open spaces for kids to run about inside and pretty park filled with flower beds etc on the approach there. In the gardens itself you have greenhouses with every type of plant from every type of habitat (tropical, desert, etc). Costs a couple of euros for adults and kids under 12s are free if I remember correctly. Lots of useful info (French, some English). There's also a cafe (not open when we went even though it indicated it should be) also some other spaces set within the walls for artisans exhibiting & selling their wares.
Written August 21, 2017
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keropi1108
Acton, MA9 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We walked all the way from La Havre port off our cruise ship to the gardens. The local map was slightly misleading, just follow the road signs. The hill before the main entrance is a very steep climb, so we ended up carrying the children on our shoulders. (Fold that stroller up until you get to the top.) It was a very gorgeous view of the ocean from the top. 100% free and totally worth it. There is a cafe on top, and one of those restroom machine thingies. (restroom is free, but it's one of those tin cans. Make sure you go in the toilet with your kid, or they will get stuck!) I took off one star, because the climb is fairly steep and the parking is limited to about 200 spaces.
Written August 9, 2017
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Tanya B
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France271 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Very nice garden placed inside the old fortress. You can enjoy walking on the walls and taking extremely beautiful pictures of Le Havre and La Manch. Inside there is small and stylish tea salon were you can try more than 50 sorts of tea, tasty bakery and homemade ice cream from violets and roses. Entry to the gardens is free of charge.
Written July 14, 2015
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Dodgytrish
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
May 2015
We docked in Le Havre while cruising on Queen Victoria and we found a very pretty city. It was severely damaged during WW2. In the middle of the city are these beautiful gardens, in full bloom when we were there.
Written July 8, 2015
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Claire
Ashford, UK61 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
A very interesting place to visit during all seasons. I was particularly impressed by the labelling as this allowed a plants person to visualise what nature's canvas and clever planting would provide throughout the year . Even in November we found colour and form , so much to interest us . Architecture and planning , skilful planting and engaging vistas plus rolling hills and distant views which were quite Salvatore Dahli , silhouetted darkly against the grey blue sky in certain lights . Bright red berries and multi coloured leaves , stark naked branches displaying an array of fascinating mottled bark in tones of silvered greens with scattered coatings of acid yellow lichen or a variety of autumnal golden browns and ochre . Thoroughly enjoyed climbing up and down the hillside investigating the hidden curiosities all well documented within the literature available to the visiting public or within the mountings as one enters the gardens . Wonderful visit with the grandchildren ! Thank you Les Jardins Suspendus !
Written November 12, 2014
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