Caen botanical garden is a real green lung in the heart of downtown Caen. Collections of rare plants, expert gardener's advice, activities for all the family: an ideal place in Caen to stroll. The Caen plant garden is more than 5,000 m2 of green space for family walks.
The plant garden has received numerous scientific labels; it has been approved as a "French Botanical Garden" since 1997 by the Association of Botanical Gardens of France and French-speaking countries. But beyond its scientific role of conservation, introduction, and re-introduction of plant species and its educational and cultural vocation, the plant garden is also a place of relaxation appreciated by many Caennais for generations; in 2003, it welcomed nearly 204,711 visitors, including more than 69,853 for the exotic greenhouses, which are open only three hours a day.