The Garden Landscape Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

French Botanic Gardens

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250.In the time of the directory and of the consulate, preparations were commenced for establishing a general system of botanic gardens throughout France; but time did not permit the execution of the plan. Improvements, however, were made in the Jardin des Plantes, and in that of the Petit Trianon; and the garden of Malmaison was established.