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“Jardin des Plantes.”
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Jardin des Plantes
Ranked #1 of 121 things to do in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Botanical Garden: at the heart of plants The Botanical Gardens of Nantes, with 7 hectares of green spaces in the centre of town, more than 10,000 living species, 800 square metres of greenhouses and more than 50,00 flowers planted each season, holder of the Remarkable Garden label, is among the four leading botanical gardens in France. The collections have developed and specialised over 150 years. The Botanical Garden, which is both a scientific and a pleasure garden, has become a world reference, especially for its camellia collection which is unique in France, for the culture of epiphytic* plants in a semi-natural setting and for its permanent concern for the re-introduction of rare species. As an example we will cite the wild tulip, which disappeared in the 1970s and was reintroduced in 2010 in the vineyards of the region. Its great beauty in all seasons and its remarkable specimens (Hectot's Magnolia, American tulip tree and more recently a Wollemi pine, etc.) make the Botanical Garden a major tourist attraction in Nantes, visited every year by more than 1.2 million visitors. * Plants that grow on other plants without being parasites. The Botanical Garden Rue Stanislas-Baudry - Nantes Summer: 8:30 am - 8 pm Spring, autumn: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm Winter: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Tram line 1, SNCF train station stop Bus 12, SNCF train station stop Greenhouse visit (by reservation) Wednesday: 3:15 pm Thursday: 12:30 pm Friday: 3 pm Saturday: 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Additional services Orangery cafe Restaurant - Tearoom Merry-go-round All year round from 10 am to 6 pm
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a really beautiful garden and there are a lot of places to sit and read or contemplate or if you have a family there is a wonderful playground where the young can play and climb. Often there a exhibitions which can be odd or interesting....The garden itself is superb with many beautiful plants and birds and greenhouses full of cactus . There is a restaurant where one can have a meal or buy a drink and if one has brought a packed lunch there a several places to sit and eat in comfort. It's just a wonderful place!

2  Thank Gill S
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This beautiful park makes a welcome break from the heat of the day with its myriad variety of trees and shrubs to stroll under. Palm house, bird house etc are a pleasure but just to wander in the cool shade is delightful.

Thank derrylass71
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

le jardin des plaintes is like no other small garden!it is beautiful and small.a paradise for children and adults alike.a shrub shaped like "big bird" stretched out sunning himself! 3 large tomatoes/pears? made out of cement and coloured at the entrance.a miniture japanese garden with a pergoda,a massive
wooden bench at least7ft plus skywards.restaurant(not great)
play area for children.marvelous plants and trees.
we could stay here for days on end!

Thank coleen10
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Don't normally find botanical gardens amusing, but this one is just great. Absolutely loved the garden benches in different sizes!

Thank Frances C
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Visited here last week, the gardens are even better than when I last visited with the glasses houses all now renewed, the animal area upgraded with its company of goats but the piece de resistance were the quirky horticultural sculptures following the trail of a new children's novel on sal in the Gardens Book Shop.
This combined with the labelling of all plants and with the"Take home the Vegetables" and the Garden Restaurant and Terrace makes this a superb place to visit on a sunny day.

2  Thank TomT77
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