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“Really happy place to be”
Review of Jardin des Plantes

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 July 29, 2014

We visited this park , really as a happy accident as our hotel was just around the corner . We had just driven for about 8 hours from Spain and were hot and tired but this little park certainly lifted our mood . The "exhibits" if that's the right word for the floral displays are imaginative and fun - best park I have been to with a fantastic atmosphere . If you are in Nantes , don't miss it !

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited mid morning (tried to avoid the heat of mid day) lively and lovely park, being pre school holidays there were lots of children on school trips, drawing and writing up details of the flowers, made it difficult/slow on a couple of occasions to get the pics I wanted but being a parent you learn to just go with the flow ;) Really enjoyable morning.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a peaceful, beautiful and whimsical place to stroll and take a break! Loved it! Easy walk from the center of Nantes. Very charming!

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

A wonderful garden right opposite the railway station. Beautifully kept and something interesting around every corner. Those who love plants and sculpture are in for a wonderful combination with a subtle sense of humour though out. Take your time to just sit and absorb-though some of the seats are an interesting design.

Thank afolker
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wonderful park - especially from June to October with "Claude Ponti de Retour" outdoor garden art pieces/floral sculptures.- Free entry too

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