Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, Algiers: Hours, Address, Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Botanical Garden of Algiers, Algeria History of the Garden In 1831, the French colony began undertaking remediation work on the marshlands in order to cultivate agricultural soil. By 1832, Governor General Antoine Avisard signed a decree that established a test garden in a place called El Hamma, east of Algiers. El Hamma provided a perfect plot for the agricultural plans due to its richness in water and cool climate near the sea. The aim of the garden was to serve as both a model farm and a test garden to install, acclimate and study various imported plant species. The garden’s main function in the beginning was diffusing useful plants for medicinal, economic and commercial purposes before scientific and horticultural activities were adopted. The zoological garden was created in 1900, under the initiative of Dr Joseph Ange who was the correspondent of the Paris Museum. By 1837, the garden’s capacity grew from 5 to 18 hectares with an increase
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Naija M
England, UK576 contributions
A beautiful place
Feb 2021 • Friends
This is a wonderful place to visit when in Algiers; a rare opportunity to get away from the traffic congested roads and the hustle and bustle of the city. There is huge variety of fauna and it is entirely litter free. I guess it will look different at different times of the year. We visited in February when not all the plants were in full bloom. Admission is very reasonable - only 150 dinars for an adult. There is also a small zoo you can visit, but I didn’t enjoy this - lots of big animals (lions, a bear, a tiger) in small cages.
Written February 15, 2021
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Ramzi B
Algiers, Algeria43 contributions
What an amazing place
Oct 2017 • Family
A place from paradise i really recommend for anyone who visit Algeria 🇩🇿 or Algiers. Please keep it clean....
Written October 2, 2020
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Way Farer
Rijeka, Croatia134 contributions
a nice place
Jan 2020
A nice park, relatively well kept. Crowded as nearly every public place in Algeria, but then again we are talking about a country that spends a lot of its time outdoors. If you are into picnicking, zoos or similar things, this is your place.
Written January 19, 2020
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Mohamed H
7 contributions
Must see in Algiers
Dec 2019
A place i like to visit every time i can when i am in Algiers, an amazing variety of trees and plants, desserved by a subway station ("Métro"), both the french and the english gardens are fabulous, the little zoo also has a particular charme despite (....)...
An beautiful area of algiers with the National Library near by, Dar Abdelletif and the Museum of Fine Arts
Written December 10, 2019
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Barbara S
Luxor, Egypt17 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019 • Friends
A gorgeous and peaceful place to spend an afternoon. The zoo is also quite good despite the small cages.
Written October 28, 2019
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Nesrine K
Tunis, Tunisia42 contributions
A must do
Dec 2018 • Solo
I have few hours to kill before heading to the airport, searched on trip advisor for things to do ,this place was highly recommended and I was not disappointed, it was marvelous, a nice place to relax ,walk and admire different types of vegetation I even went to the zoo ,only negative point a creep kept following me, and I had to walk besides other group of people until he left
Written August 17, 2019
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abes.lk
Ankara Province, Turkey68 contributions
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma‬ became available to everyone
Jul 2019
Open every day between 09:00 am to 4:00 pm. The ticket price is 150DZ / 1$
It is side by side with the zoo, the Algerian National Library and separated by the road from the Museum of Fine Arts /Musée des Beaux Arts and the Martyr's Maqam /Mémorial du Martyr, you can be reached it by metro, bus or car.
They were limited only to researchers and geographers, geologists and history. But years ago it was opened to everyone as a tourist place. Contains many rare trees. It was founded in the nineteenth or twentieth century during the French presence .It is a French-style garden.
We wish you a pleasant journey :)
Written August 15, 2019
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Mehdi B
Algeria302 contributions
Royal Gardens
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is a Must visit place in Algiers a Woow views from the entrance and the Exit a wonderfull Clean Walks where you can Relax and stay in the nature a hunderds years trees and a Rare plants
Let met give u an idea about the garden that Recieved the #Tarzan film making .
The water jet Funtains is a mind blowing view when take a landscape pictures
You will never regrette visiting this Last
There is a Zoo if you bring your Childrens 🐒🐅🐪🦅🕊🦃 let them enjoy the Visit
There are food restaurants in there so u don't have to be afraid from hunger Att All .
If you are going to Come ti Algiers You Must add it to your Bucket list .
Written August 7, 2019
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Sandra L
Birmingham, UK74 contributions
Quality botanical garden
Aug 2019 • Couples
An impressive bit of greenery in the heart of Algiers, great for pictures and a relaxing walk for families
Written August 4, 2019
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Mohamed L
Algiers, Algeria24 contributions
A tour in Hamma
Jul 2019 • Friends
amazing tour in the hama garden with my french friends they realky enjoyed it with the diversity of trees it has and especially the zoo and the marvelous animals
Written July 24, 2019
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