Les Jardins de Coursiana, La Romieu

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The Jardins de Coursiana, also known as the Arboretum Coursiana, are botanical gardens with an arboretum (6 hectares) located in La Romieu, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France. They are open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.The arboretum was created in 1974 by eminent French botanist Gilbert Cours-Darne. In 2000 its Tilia collection (more than 60 taxa) was designated a national collection by the Conservatoire des collections végétales spécialisées (CCVS), in 2001 the garden of aromatic and medicinal plants was begun, and in 2005 the ensemble was designated a Jardin remarquable by the Minister of Culture.Today the arboretum contains 700 species of trees and shrubs, including mature Quercus robur (200 years old), as well as Aesculus californica, Alnus cresmatogyne, Davidia involucrata, Firmiana simplex, Parrotia persica, Sassafras officinalis, Tilia americana nova, Tilia chemnoui, and Tilia henryana. The gardens also include an English garden, vegetable garden, and garden of aromatic and medicinal plants.
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  • Reception room great for your evening event, beautiful setting & friendly... The beautiful land of the Gers!
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  • A site that has a soul. Incomparable views of the collegiate church. A high quality and well maintained garden. Anyway, if you're in the area stop you, you will not be disappointed.
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  • There is a vegetation exotic, almost lush, almost wild, prepared with refinement. It's an art! In short, a garden in England cradled in the plains of the gers, placed under the benevolent protection of a collegiate church of the fourteenth century. Splendid.
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  • Gorgeous!! And we can even enjoy a sherbet or coffee,tea, cold drinks and buy plants at the little cafe at the entrance of the garden.
  • Wonderful quiet boutique hotel offers the main street. Great breakfast spread, good sleep quality and exceptionally friendly staff
  • Absolutely enchanting. This Museum of trees (arboretum) is very well-maintained by a passionate and exciting family. The welcome is warm and family. I recommend without moderation!
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  • All simply superb and pleasant, a great ride to do. A jillion of very beautiful plants and trees. Possibility of picnic, accepted pets on a leash. Don't hesitate to make a detour.
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  • Very nice, very well-kept garden with magnificent flowers and especially a very large variety of trees. Deserves to be visited.
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