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Park and garden

Jardin des plantes

Three centuries of botany, sea-faring and the green fingers of the gardeners have made the gardens what they are today. Maybe you’ll be able to smell the adventure coming from the fragrances… With a touch of poesy by Claude Ponti.

Its scientific reputation had already been built by the mid 18th century. In 1726 Louis the 15th ordered all ship’s captains to bring back to France seeds from the colonies and foreign lands. Opened to the public in 1829 and turned into an English garden in 1829, it continued to benefit from a never ending supply from the returning ships and the purchase of other rare varieties.

Four kilometres of paths, almost 600 fragrances and 500 varieties of bloom, including a large number of camellias and magnolias. Ranked in the top five biggest Victorian parks, it was certified Botanical Garden of Europe in 2000 and Park of Distinction by the Ministry of Culture in 2009.

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From 2013 to 2016, the city's green spaces department collaborated with Claude Ponti to offer visitors amazing facilities each summer during the Voyage à Nantes.
In 2017, the collaboration ends with the creation of a permanent playground: Dépodépo.
 

Works in 2019

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OPENING TIMES

From November 18 to January 14, 8:30 am > 5:30 pm
From January 15 to March 19 and from October 23 to November 17, 8:30 am > 6:30 pm
From March 20 to October 22, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

PRICE

Free access.

ACCESS

rue Ecorchard (face gare SNCF)
44000 NANTES

CONTACT

02 40 41 65 09

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