The gardens are an astounding display of biodiversity in the centre of Paris.
Located in the centre of Paris (metro stop 'Austerlitz'), the Jardin des Plantes is a large botanical garden and part of the National Natural History Museum. An exciting agenda of educational and entertaining events are arranged throughout the year.
The gardens are an astounding display of biodiversity and range from ancient rosaries to exotic hothouses. The Jardin des Plantes is a key example of the French Enlightenment fascination towards the natural world; originally created at a medicinal collection of plants under the direction of Guy de la Brosse, it now incorporates the Royal Menagerie of Versailles since 1792 and the donations of several prominent French personalities from history.
A must-see in Paris for all plant-lovers and any visitors looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Jardin des plantes
57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Open every day
4 April – 18 September 2016, from 7.30 – 20.00
19 September onwards, from 8.00-19.30
(winter dates as yet to be decided)