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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  • September 21, 2017
    Lovely garden with interesting collections (oaks, chestnuts, acers) in the arboretum. Beautifully laid out beds where most plants are labelled. A must for any plants person. There is a also a lovely c...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Very well maintained Park, superb gardens. The visit is very nice. Possibility to buy products from the vegetable garden at the end of the walk.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Very nice place is beautiful spaces, we found that 7 euros per person was a bit excessive.
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  • August 27, 2016
    Wonderful quiet boutique hotel offers the main street. Great breakfast spread, good sleep quality and exceptionally friendly staff
  • August 10, 2017
    Very nice Park, perfect for a wedding. Jams houses are a little too expensive for my taste!
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  • August 16, 2017
    All interesting and varied. The signage of the different plants and species could gain clarity. A bit expensive, however, but you can opt for a joint ticket with the collegiate church.
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  • September 12, 2017
    Great place to know the plants and spend a pleasant moment.
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  • August 26, 2017
    Large enough for a visit while with many place for popular and conducive to the photo!
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