Jardin des Plantes de Rouen, Rouen

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The Jardin des Plantes de Rouen is a notable botanical garden dating to 1840 in its present form. It was previously owned by Scottish banker John Law and was the site of several historic balloon ascents. It contains a rock garden, garden of iris and hemerocallis, rose garden, squares of medicinal plants , as well as an orchard and collections of aromatic and carnivorous plants. Work out when and for how long to visit Jardin des Plantes de Rouen and other Rouen attractions using our handy Rouen holiday planner.
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  • Flower beds of gorgeous flowers, a playground for children. Ponds where there are radio-controlled boats and fish. Do not miss to see crocodiles, parrots and the orangerie. A nice ride that takes you all the afternoon with pleasure
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  • If we had visited this public garden in summer I am sure we should have enjoyed it far more. In March there is little to see (few spring bulbs) and the glasshouses were unfortunately closed.  more »
  • Relaxing place. Made for everyone and all tastes. Children are happy. The place quiet and agitated at the same time. Full of small corner or to relax. Flowers, animals and game parks is there.
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  • Wast and beautiful park in the suburbs of the city. Easily accesible by TEOR lines
  • The gardens are free to enter, beautiful flowers and plants, there was a children's play area with a small cafe nearby, there seemed to be cut flowers there for taking away, fantastic colours in the autumn
  • On street parking nearby. Great place to relax and recover from hectic sightseeing. Was delightfully un-crowded when we visited on a weekday in August. Play equipment for the kids. There are places where you ARE allowed to sit on the grass, and a café where you can get a brochure in English describing the history of the gardens. Ice creams. Drinks. Snacks, while not haute cuisine, easily beat the limp chips and saggy burgers available from this sort of outlet in England. A coffee will set you back only €1.20 so people watching in the park is better value than in town! It goes without saying that the coffee is good. For the horticulturaly inclined, the brochure says that free tours are available by arrangement in advance, which might be the only way of seeing some of the collection which seems to be off-limits to mere mortals. I imagine that contact details for this are probably available on the web.
  • Good botanical gardens. On the route of the F1 bus or a 20 minute walk from the river
  • Good park for every age