Jardin des Plantes
Jardin des Plantes
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
The Botanical Garden: at the heart of plants The Botanical Gardens of Nantes, with 7 hectares of green spaces in the centre of town, more than 10,000 living species, 800 square metres of greenhouses and more than 50,00 flowers planted each season, holder of the Remarkable Garden label, is among the four leading botanical gardens in France. The collections have developed and specialised over 150 years. The Botanical Garden, which is both a scientific and a pleasure garden, has become a world reference, especially for its camellia collection which is unique in France, for the culture of epiphytic* plants in a semi-natural setting and for its permanent concern for the re-introduction of rare species. As an example we will cite the wild tulip, which disappeared in the 1970s and was reintroduced in 2010 in the vineyards of the region. Its great beauty in all seasons and its remarkable specimens (Hectot's Magnolia, American tulip tree and more recently a Wollemi pine, etc.) make the Botanical Garden a major tourist attraction in Nantes, visited every year by more than 1.2 million visitors. * Plants that grow on other plants without being parasites. The Botanical Garden Rue Stanislas-Baudry - Nantes Summer: 8:30 am - 8 pm Spring, autumn: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm Winter: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Tram line 1, SNCF train station stop Bus 12, SNCF train station stop Greenhouse visit (by reservation) Wednesday: 3:15 pm Thursday: 12:30 pm Friday: 3 pm Saturday: 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Additional services Orangery cafe Restaurant - Tearoom Merry-go-round All year round from 10 am to 6 pm
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ha N
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely garden, within east walking distance of the centre of town and the train station. Orangery cafe was lovely but at the time of our visit (Sunday morning) tables were not being given out unless you were eating so it had to be takeaway coffee.
Written 23 October 2023
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Emily J
Rennes, France63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lots of lovely plants, well maintained, a play park and animals. You could easily spend a couple of hours here with a picnic. You wouldn’t know you were in the city. I’m sure the animals are fine but I couldn’t help they could do with some grass or hay.
Written 15 August 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Really nice green space, set up really well almost like a botanical garden.

Wonderful variety of open spaces, paths, lakes, sculptures and lots more.

Have also created in grass area from raised lawn animal features that the kids love to see and play on.

Really well maintained with good infrastructure. Can see why garden is top tourist attraction.
Written 29 July 2023
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Alan F
Westfield, MA1,895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A worthy and peaceful destination or detour. A nice cafe sits in the northern edge of the park. A place to stroll, run, sit, examine carefully or just enjoy the fresh air in a busy city. Quite a contrast from the somewhat dreary surrounding streets.
Written 23 May 2023
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LuanaRubin
Boulder, CO572 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Beautiful flowering gardens with picturesque views and local residents going for a stroll. I was so impressed that such a lush garden is open and free to the public.
Written 7 May 2023
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Paul
Nantes, France13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Really impressive green space, well laid out for casual strolling among beautiful areas.
So much to see for any traveller's interest, and a good chance of pace from seeing stone buildings throughout the city. Plenty of hidden areas to explore with a great children's play area too.
Written 16 February 2023
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Pavle HN
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Amazing place with great nature. It is pretty large garden, perfect for walk and relaxing time. we saw many various plant species as well as few animals…
Written 19 November 2022
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Charles S
Apalachicola, FL52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This botanical garden has an amazing variety of plants from all over the world. Whimsical art is interspersed throughout. I was surprised by how nice it was!
Written 1 November 2022
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We went here on our tour of the art displays on the green line (seasonal). A very pleasant park with a nice cafe where you can stop for a drink on the terrace.
Written 20 September 2022
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Mellski
Sheffield, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A wonderful, quirky, and fascinating jardin, with interesting sculptures/installations, play areas, glasshouses, areas to relax, winding paths, all within spitting distance of the Gare SNCF. We could've spent the entire day there. Nantes has so much to offer as a city!
Written 13 August 2022
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