Jardin de l'Etat

Jardin de l'Etat, Saint-Denis: Hours, Address, Jardin de l'Etat Reviews: 4/5

Jardin de l'Etat
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4.0
537 reviews
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90
Poor
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Terrible
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cvincent974
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island69 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
This quite small place offers you a way to go back to the old ages, during the colonial times of Réunion island. And a georgian big building is at the end of the perspective view. Get in, it's now à museum of biology. It's cheap and easy to visit, on the firt floor, recent exhibitions and on the second floor, permanent collections of insects, butterflies or others animals from the Mascareignes islands. The garden is quiet, it's a nice place for children. Even if a lot of very old trees have been cut down, after one century, because they were seriously ill, you can find lot's of noticeable plants to admire. And have a sit on a bench or a snack here, it's quiet...Don't stay near the tree which stinks ...or you'll be surprised !
Written March 10, 2019
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,508 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The gardens are lovely, tranquil and full of a variety of flora (including some really cool trees), but the best part of Jardin de l'Etat has to be the museum--an unexpected treat for sure.

Everything's written in French, but no worries for English-speakers/readers because just looking at the wide array of gems, animals, shells and more is worthwhile. The museum is free, the staff is friendly and considering how small it is, there's actually a lot on display.

You can park on the street for free right outside the gate to the gardens, so access is really easy.
Written May 28, 2019
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Lutchmee M
Ladysmith, South Africa1,228 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Beautiful garden in the middle of Saint Denis. Easy to find beautiful peaceful place lovely trees and flowers
Peace and serenity
Written January 8, 2019
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Marie N
Pau, France27 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
I have strolled through the State Garden ever since I was a kid. It's full of the tallest and most ancient trees of Saint-Denis -except for the Banian on the waterfront. There used to be turtles a hundred-years old, and toddlers were allowed to sit on their back. The turtles have been sent off to Mauritius Island, after the zoo closed its gates not so long ago.
Now the Garden still has great trees worth the visit, and it has be rehabilitated according to the original architectural plans, including the perspective on the main street, "Rue de Paris", when standing in front of the Museum of natural history which is a small mansion standing in the park.
This is a nice place to sit and recover from the heat of the day. Families with children will love the amenities, the snack and the water games.
Written October 16, 2017
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,706 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Strange that this could be considered a worthwhile attraction, unless maybe we missed some part of these gardens (?). Went there on a Sunday, some people picnicking, some moderately attractive alleys, a closed museum and some people parading for sport under the flag of a bank sponsor! ... let say diplomatically that it's not really worth the detour!
Written October 1, 2017
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Karen B
Amstelveen, The Netherlands147 contributions
Sep 2017
The lay-out of the garden is dull, at the verge of being ridiculous, it lacks information on the species and seems to be badly kept. Don't waste your time going there.
Written September 22, 2017
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freespirit1950
Norwich, UK160 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
A couple of large pond and walkways leading to the Natural History Museum do not make for much of a 'jardin'. Sadly we found it hard to be impressed after reading the torist blurb.
Written May 19, 2017
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,689 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
It’s a botanical garden in the middle of the city of St. Denis which used to be called “Jardins du Roy”, This name was given to a garden created by the “Compagnie des Indes” (Jardin de la Compagnie) upon its removal to the present site in 1767. The garden developed mainly thanks to the efforts of Nicolas Bréon, who arrived in the Reunion Island with a cargo consisting of plants, trees, fruit trees and seeds from Europe. On the other hand, many trees and spices, such as the clove tree, brought from abroad by Pierre Poivre were also planted in that garden. He was quartermaster general of the isles of France in the eighteenth century.
The garden is very rich as far as the variety of trees and plants is concerned. In it one can enjoy contemplating the most exotic species of trees from different parts of the world, such as the African baobab, the fishtail palm tree, the coconut tree, the teck of Indochina and many other rare types of trees and plants. It’s indeed very pleasant to stroll along the paths of this garden and stop be each one of the trees concerned contemplating the trunk forms, the foliage and, should the occasion arise, the flowers.
Upon entering the garden there is a shrub which is trimmed, arranged and harnessed in such a way that it looks like a sneak. It’s very peculiar. Besides, there are several ponds, some of them with water lilies as well as some decorative elements, all of which makes the whole even more attractive. It’s therefore indeed advisable to visit that garden in order to admire the exotic plants and have a rest in a wonderful spot and healthy atmosphere.
Written March 23, 2017
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Ozabroad
United Kingdom251 contributions
Mar 2016
This garden is a pleasant place to while away an hour. There were many local families playing in the park, exercise and dance classes and a pleasant kiosk serving coffee and snacks as well as welcome ice creams on a boiling hot day. There were many beautiful trees and flowers. The Musée d'Histoire Naturelle is situated within the park and is worth a diversion.
Written September 8, 2016
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,880 contributions
Jan 2020
We strolled through this garden which is in the center of town near the port. Lush plantings and some places to eat along the sides.
Written March 31, 2020
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