Jardin de l'Arquebuse, Dijon

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The Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse is a botanical garden and arboretum located at 1 Avenue Albert-Premier, Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France. It is open daily without charge.The garden is located within a larger park and garden created on the former 16th-century training grounds for chevaliers of the arquebus. There, in the late 18th century, the chevaliers' last captain built an English garden on the site to designs by noted landscaper Jean-Marie Morel, which in 1803 became city property. In 1833 the plants from Dijon's first botanical garden, established 1771 by writer Bénigne Legouz de Gerland, were transferred to form today's botanical garden, which was named a Conservatoire Botanique Régional in 2002.Today the garden contains nearly 4,000 plant species with an emphasis on the flora of Bourgogne. Its collections include a systematic collection, regional flora of Bourgogne, French native plants, and 1,140 species from the rest of the world, with specimens of ornamental plants, food plants, succulents, carnivorous plants, subtropical plants, and Mediterranean plants. It also contains an arboretum, a herbarium containing about 100,000 specimens, greenhouses, and a school of botany, as well as an extensive collection of Anatidae .
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  • August 14, 2017
    A garden a little away from the Center where it is good to walk or even rest. The Park is well attended.
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  • August 8, 2017
    All a part of the garden is reserved for the "weed" culture. In the garden of the arquebus, they are highlighted and you can finally give a name to these plants who invite themselves in our gardens... Obviously, the garden also presents some very pretty other massifs. Don't forget to visit the museum, whose entrance is located in the Park.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This Botanical Garden is meant as a museum. Plants and trees have name chips what the educational aspect. But in addition to the scientific offers the garden also room to enjoy breeze and beautiful colors. Also all is well georend.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Free museum in a spacious garden park with beautiful blooming flowers. Might be very interesting for kids. Lots of things to see but I can't tell if the animals are real or not... but surely some displays are fake.
  • August 2, 2017
    Free Museum very well located in a beautiful park. Suitable for children, it is not too big and varied, avoid getting tired. A third floor was not accessible during the visit. Beautiful statues life size for photos in front.
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  • May 7, 2017
    The collections presented are really superb. A small discount in value might attract more people. But it's still a nice area to visit for who wants to grow and discover.
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  • February 20, 2017
    Discover and rediscover. Building remarkable, ideally located in the heart of the Park of the arquebus. Very nice collection of rare specimens and pretty museography, at the same time modern and accessible.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Friendly, heritage, beautiful to observe even when it rains. And free during my visit.
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