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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967, Montpellier, France
Phone Number: +33 4 67 63 43 22
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Lovely garden to walk and sit

We found this garden by chance. It has a fascinating story as a historic botanical garden which has seen better days. At first glance it seems overrun but is definitely worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
389maureens
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place to have a walk round considering it's free. However many of the areas are cornered off and a lot of places are over grown. Shame really as this could be a really nice place

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found this garden by chance. It has a fascinating story as a historic botanical garden which has seen better days. At first glance it seems overrun but is definitely worth going into. It has walks around and plaques on trees, lots of benches to sit and it is gradually being renovated. It is close to the Cathedral and Porte... More 

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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Jardin des plantes de Montpellier (4.5 hectares) is a historic botanical garden and arboretum located on Boulevard Henri IV. It was established in 1593 & is France's oldest botanical garden. It is maintained by the Université de Medecine Montpellier & is open afternoons daily (except Monday I think), & admission is free. However considering it's maintained by the Universite... More 

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

it s a cute place for walk, enjoy silence, see little nature, it s not the more big parc but still it s a good one, i was walking with my boyfriend and we enjoyed a wondelfull moment with the sun guiding our way, its true its somehow neglected but i dont understand why .....i just hope with time it... More 

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Aotearoa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We walked for quite while on a hot day to find this place but after glancing over the wall didn't even venture inside.It looked totally overgrown and uninteresting. Yes it may be a place for medicinal plants but don't expect an explosion of colour.!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are in Montpellier and feel like escaping from the crowds for a while, the Jardin des Plantes is a quiet and relaxing place to go. It is open during the day and is full of plants and pathways through them to different areas. Sadly though it could do with a bit of TLC as some parts are starting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was obvioulsy once a beautiful garden but it appears to have suffered from neglect and underfunding which is a great shame as it could be a big atrraction. Having said that it was interesting and a cool break for walking in the shade from the heat of the city.

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Londra, Regno Unito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

although the main part of the garden is locked off the outer rings are full of amazing plants. An oasis.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were expecting lovely gardens full of colourful plants and water features in a rare area of green space in this part of Montpellier but instead came across a sad and neglected space that was no more than an ordinary weed filled park. There were no amenities or signs whatsoever, it was a disappointing experience in gardens that have the... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

we were there in August and a lot of the Jardin was under construction. We had heard it was France's first Jardin des Plantes and maybe that translated into undue expectations. There are some cool plants and it is a pleasant but not very extensive walk.

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