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Visit to the botanical garden of the city of Caen

Visit to the botanical garden of the city of Caen

Strictly academic when it was created in 1736, the Botanical Garden of the city of Caen then became municipal after the revolution. This change in status was accompanied by an evolution in missions. If the scientific vocation continues through the creation of collections and the conservation of plant diversity, it is now accompanied by educational and awareness-raising missions. But not only: a veritable green lung of 3.5 hectares, the Botanical Garden has become an essential component of the daily well-being of Caennais. Younger guests will find play areas and a discovery course. As for their elders, they will taste the pleasure of the landscaped park and the pleasure of being able to benefit from entertainment and horticultural advice throughout the year.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden offer a privileged shelter to sensitive plants, allowing visitors to discover specimens of 1,500 exotic species: banana, coffee, vanilla, camphor tree…

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## Nearly 1,000 m2 of exotic greenhouses Rebuilt in 1988, to replace the greenhouses destroyed by the bombings of the Second World War, the Louis Bouket greenhouses offer exotic plants a heated space reminiscent of their original conditions.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV ville de Caen ## Freezing plants raised in trays This elegant building serves as a winter residence for frost plants, grown in trays to facilitate their wintering in the orangery building. They then benefit from the tremendous supply of light from the large bay windows and a mild temperature, always maintained above 5 ° C.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## Exotic jungle for budding explorers In addition to its scientific role, the Botanical Garden has an educational mission to raise awareness for young people. Enough to awaken in each of them the sleeping adventurer!

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## Hydrangeas and roses for a romantic atmosphere A rose-liana which sets off to attack the branches of a large oak tree, bushy clumps that line free-form aisles… and a "so British" charm that emerges from the whole.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## And the plant regains its spontaneity ... Forgotten here the scientific mission, its rigor, its classifications, its labels ... Here, within the landscaped park, each plant - annual, biennial, perennial ... - can express itself in a clever mix of freedom and mastery.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## Like an air of Riviera… No, we are not on the South-East coast, but always indeed in Caen, where the palm trees rub shoulders with the spontaneous flora of Lower Normandy .

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV ville de Caen ## Water feature and its green setting The park, served by winding paths, hosts many free-form water features. Nothing like it to further enhance plant diversity and the enjoyment offered to visitors.

Botanical garden of the city of Caen


DECV city of Caen ## "Give us, give us, gardens ..." After exploring the greenhouses and the discovery tour of the Botanical Garden, make way for real relaxation! The large area of ​​the garden allows him to easily offer play areas for the youngest.