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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  • 2 rhinos including one which lacks a defense, in a nice site 2 steps from the train station. This garden is forbidden in case of strong wind but cross it's nice
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  • We explored these gardens on a cold windy winters day and it was still beautiful. A lovely water feature in the centre, which was working in winter(most in France are switched off as they freeze up). ...  more »
  • A superb Botanical Park or we find little plethora of flores. A lot of scent in the summer and a very pleasant walk. Super Supzrpourles Super great for young children
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  • firstly, it looked as just a park in the city. but it is well managed and have some carvings that shows its history. peaceful.
  • Beau et calme
  • A large Botanical Garden not far from the station. The entrance is not particularly pleasant for pedestrians as the site is made for cars. Limit dangerous/oppressive. Too bad for a city at the mostly pedestrian centre that the situation is deteriorating so quickly out of the historic center.
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  • Simple with some French and English garden. Two very beautiful and interesting museums. In the summer there is a paddling pool for the little ones
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  • Botanical Garden coupled with a museum of natural history station. Nice walk with water, stream, playground, shaded areas, many plants to discover, common or exotic species. Very romantic couple but also suited to the family. To discover!
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