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Worth a wander

A giant sequoia is one of many highlights in this rather small but nevertheless lovely garden. The... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Rod H
Melbourne, Australia
Surprising & Nice !

The gardens were still in blossom and we enjoyed the enormous amount of plants you can see there... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Anthony D
Brasschaat, Belgium
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25 Jun 2018
“Worth a wander”
1 Jun 2018
“Surprising & Nice !”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Place Blot, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 48 38
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Not very big, not world class but had its day (as per Lisbon etc), sorry to say,. Visit if you have an interest in plants and or like green space. You can push bikes round in it and the indigenous plants and hothouses are educational...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A giant sequoia is one of many highlights in this rather small but nevertheless lovely garden. The medicinal garden is a highlight.

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The gardens were still in blossom and we enjoyed the enormous amount of plants you can see there... Very intresting and beautiful, and easy to reach !

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It was too early in the season to see the park it at its peak and it was therefore a bit sad. The greenhouse was closed, adding to the sad. It was a large, very nice green space in the middle of an urban/residential area....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

As we were walking around Caen we came across this peaceful retreat. We sat and relaxed and enjoyed the gardens for 40 minutes or so as a quiet break from sight seeing

Reviewed 20 September 2017

This beautiful set of gardens is a little out of the way up on the hill and is just a quiet, magical little refuge from the city bustle. Well worth the walk.

Thank reitsmjo
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very beautiful and peaceful. We loved the huge old trees, some were super tall and one spread out so much, that it was supported by overhead cables.

1  Thank ckhunt
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The garden is well-maintained. There are benches on which one can rest. The flowers were not in full bloom when we visited.

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Calm & peaceful place; you can see a multitude of colors and nuances. Two well designed playgrounds for young chidren (1-6 and 6 to 12 y.o.). Beautiful place where one would like to return. Watch outs : opening hours especially in winter (10.00 to 18.00...More

1  Thank 191daria
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My poor husband usually has to suffer at least one garden visit when we are away but this time he was fascinated! The garden is a mixture of the usual shows of plants and a scientific research facility. Very good explanations including lists of the...More

Thank anncolly
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Nadine T
18 October 2016|
Response from daves1946 | Reviewed this property |
It's open at weekends. Don't remember a cafe, but it's not far into town.
Nadine T
18 October 2016|
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Response from anncolly | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open from 10 o'clock at weekends but the tropical greenhouse doesn't open until 1 o'clock. There is no café but there are toilets.