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Jardin des Plantes, Angers

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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The Jardin des Plantes d'Angers is a municipal park and botanical garden located on Place Pierre Mendès France, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France. It is open daily without charge.The garden was first established in 1777 by Doctor Luthier de La Richerie, founder of the Société des Botanophiles, as an amateur's botanical garden in response to Anger's first such garden, maintained by the Faculty of Medicine circa 1740–1750. Its first location was on the Château Gontier and Bressigny roads, near today's rue Béclard, but that site proved too small and its rental too uncertain. Therefore in 1789 the society purchased the former property of the Benedictines of Saint Sergius at the bottom of the valley Saint-Samson, which forms today's Jardin des Plantes.The site was cleared in the winter of 1790–1791, and in 1791 Merlet de La Boulaye gave the first free, public course on botany; in the following year, he wrote out a list in alphabetical order of the garden's collections, including the first magnolia in Angers and an agave from America. The city purchased the grounds of the Saint-Samson church shortly afterwards, and merged them with the botanical garden, with the result declared national property in 1792.By 1811 the garden contained more than 2,000 plants arranged in two sections: the School of Botany in the lower part and collections of foreign trees and seed-bearing plants in the upper. It also contained an orangery flanked by two greenhouses. The garden was further extended in 1834, and in the late 19th century the School of Botany gradually transferred to the school of medicine, where it forms today's Jardin botanique de la Faculté de Pharmacie d'Angers. The remaining garden was completely remodeled in 1901–1905 by noted landscape architect Édouard André, famous for his parks in Monte Carlo and Montevideo; today's current garden is in his English style with a cascading stream. A new menagerie was installed soon after 1945, and an aviary, and the old greenhouses removed in 1962. The garden's last expansion occurred in 1967 when 2500 m² was added as a rock garden.
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  • Excellent place to visit and just next to the hotel and the Saturday market. The Saturday market is a place that will worth to visit and the restaurant chicken bicycle is 2 minute of the Park. Unfortunately my courisite has gone cost wasn't has opening time
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  • Many plants and rare trees. Beautiful flowers in late summer. A beautiful park in the city to wander in the Green safely
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  • Public benches, benches, of wonderful ginkgo biloba to the eyelets of poets, but old ptits experienced time terrific, and epic destiny, of this tree to the ancient feillages / brava which the atomic bomb! Place plant and animal, human and social diversity (which often are the same), this lung in heart of city is an escape from each Swiftboating, inspired this poem of the evening unpretentious because I owe it to a senior Setois.
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  • small but nice. a very pleasant place.
  • Beautiful park, centrally located it allows a natural getaway, well-kept, pretty things to see, good place to eat between noon and 2 pm.
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  • The place is really nice. What bothers me is that almost all the banks are regularly beset by teenagers who do not that chatting. I like wandering, but not with the exchange of saliva every 10 meters.
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  • Little corner of paradise in the urban jungle. Beautifully maintained
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  • In the heart of the city of Angers, a space based, green with water and animals.
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