The Garden Landscape Guide

Jardin des Plantes

This old enclosed botanic garden ('garden of simples') was established by Louis XIII in 1626 and opened to the public in 1640. There are parterres, a rotunda and an amphitheatre.

Jardin des Plantes, 57, rue Cuvier, Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 75005

All year. Daily. Open 7:30am to 5:30pm.


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  • about 5 years by bonnie poppe 4 / 5

    Big and interesting, with an alpine garden, a rockery, large perennial beds, and some quite large mature specimen trees. There are places to sit, and food is available from stands as well as a restaurant. The natural history museum is there also, and a large greenhouse which was closed every time I have visited. It was originally a medicinal garden a few hundred years ago.
  • about 7 years by Anonymous 4 / 5

    Beautiful and diverse, big and well taken care of. It's got a nice beautiful French garden in the monumental alley to the main building, and on the side there is also a very interesting mediterranean pre-Alps garden - there seem to be several other types of gardens aside, that unfortunately we did not have time to visit

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