Jardin des Plantes, Caen
The jardin des plantes de Caen, also known as jardin botanique de Caen is a botanical garden and arboretum located at 5, place Blot, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France. Covering 5,000 m², it is open daily.The garden's earliest plants were collected in 1689, and its first catalog published in 1781 . It was established on the site of an old stone quarry as a university botanical garden, but in 1803, after the French Revolution, it was extended by 3.5 hectares to become a municipal park. In 1860 two large greenhouses were constructed, and a botanical institute added in 1891, but all were destroyed in World War II. New greenhouses were built in 1988.Today the garden contains more than 8,000 species laid out in two sections. The lower section contains native plants of Normandy, a medicinal garden, horticultural collections, rockeries, an arboretum of trees and shrubs, and a greenhouse of about 1,500 exotic species. The upper section is a public park containing remarkable tree specimens including Sophora japonica, Sequoiadendron giganteum, and Cryptomeria japonica .Plan your Jardin des Plantes visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caen using our Caen trip itinerary builder website .
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The gardens are attractively laid out with quite a lot of information available in English. Not all that big but a pleasant place to visit on a nice day. more »
Le jardin est sympa à n'importe quelle saison de l'année, on fait vite le tour mais il y a tout de même pas mal de choses à voir. Endroit agréable pour se retrouver entre amis more »The garden is nice at any season of the year, we make the tour quickly but there is still quite a lot to see. Nice place to meet friends
Promenade ludique à faire avec des enfants meme en bas âge Il y a aussi une serre à visiter les jours de pluie ... Plusieurs aires de jeu, bassins avec tortues et végétation luxuriante, bien entretenu more »Fun to make with children even toddler walk there is also a greenhouse to visit on rainy days... Several areas of game, ponds with turtles and lush, well-kept vegetation
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