With its two botanical gardens, the city of Bordeaux has its own little havens of peace. A place to relax while observing the fascinating world of plants. The lush greenery and biodiversity present in these gardens make them places where we like to reconnect with nature. With the seasons, it reveals its forms and colors. These free visits can be done all year round, take the opportunity to discover the different activities in these parks of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is privileged because the city is home to two beautiful natural spaces. It has managed to reintroduce nature into the urban environment by creating a new park while preserving its authentic garden.
Since 1629, Bordeaux has been home to a Botanical Garden, known as the “Jardin des Plantes”. Over the years and centuries, it moved to different parts of the city to finally take up residence near the Champ de Mars square, on the left bank of Bordeaux. An ancestral park, it is composed of a few flowerbeds to present the classification of species, a historical water basin, an arboretum as well as an area dedicated to the realization of seedlings and cuttings. Within the Public Garden, take the opportunity to discover the Natural History Museum and its numerous exhibitions. The Bordeaux Public Garden is one of the most beautiful in France.
Just cross the Garonne to discover the botanical garden in the district of La Bastide. On the other side of the river, you start your stroll. This garden is a real revival for the right bank and is a magnificent place to walk around. You will discover six zones with different characteristics and functions that coexist in this green plateau: the cultivated field, the gallery of the environments of the great Aquitaine Basin, the path of pioneer plants, the alley of climbing plants, the aquatic garden and the urban community garden. You will also discover numerous greenhouses that group together varieties of plants and shoots, as well as growing areas. The Botanical Garden of Bordeaux today houses a vast collection of plants of all kinds, as well as an alpine garden, a garden of medicinal plants and a garden of scents. It is also a place of teaching and research for students and scientists interested in botany and ecology.
For a relaxing break or a picnic, there are many opportunities to go through the doors of the gardens. It is a very appreciable reconnection to nature in the heart of the city. You can relax on the benches or stroll through the alleys. You feel like you are in a bubble in the middle of dense vegetation where you can see the beginnings of an urban landscape.
For all nature lovers, the botanical gardens of Bordeaux are playgrounds where you can discover new species of plants and vegetation. Whether aquatic, exotic or simply hardy, the diversity of species cultivated is spectacular. The botanists present on the sites are happy to share the fascinating secrets of the vegetation. Fun and educational workshops are offered to educate the public about environmental protection and the preservation of natural environments.
Take advantage of these workshops with your family to discover all the riches of Bordeaux, in New Aquitaine, by combining nature and tourism. After your visit of the botanical gardens, get on our panoramic bus VisioTour and Authentic Tour and live an incredible experience by visiting Bordeaux and its unusual places.
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