Jardin Botanique De Tours

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  • Address: 35 Boulevard Tonnelle, 37000 Tours, France
  • Timings: 07:45 am - 09:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-247216267
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Green House

Jardin Botanique De Tours - Review

Termed as the city’s oldest public garden, the Jardin Botanique de Tours is a municipal botanical garden in the city of Tours. The major highlights of the garden are as follows:

  • Covers an area of 5 hectares.
  • Constructed in the year 1843 at the initiative taken by the pharmacist Jean-Anthyme Margueron with the help of money raised through public subscription.
  • Survived through many natural and man-made disasters over the years and has been remodeled quite a number of times.
  • Houses a bio-diverse collection of greenhouses, an orangery and an animal park. 
  • More than 2,000 species of medicinal and exotic plants arranged throughout the gardens that makes it a haven for students and botany enthusiasts.
  • The animal park that serves as a point of interest for both young and old people with its collection of wallabies, flamingoes, turtles, kangaroos and so on.

The garden also acts as a great place for relaxation, conducting small picnics and enjoying short breaks with two playgrounds having swings and sound games being open for children ranging between 4-12 years. The park has abundant benches for people to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Jardin Botanique De Tours Information

  • Ball games are not allowed in the Jardin Botanique de Tours.
  • Guided tours of the Botanical Garden are also organised for small groups on request.
  • Only the lawns and playgrounds adjacent to the south of the garden and which are a part of the extension of the garden in the north side to the orangery are accessible to the people for picnics and walks. The general public is prohibited to enter all the other lawns in the Jardin Botanique de Tours.

Jardin Botanique De Tours Opening and Closing Hours

  • The mini farm in the Botanical Gardens is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, it is open from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • The Bio-diverse collection of greenhouses are open daily from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

How To reach Jardin Botanique De Tours by Public Transport

  • The gardens can be accessed by the Blue Line buses, namely, 3B, 4A and 4B.

Restaurants Near Jardin Botanique De Tours

  • Vanne
  • Restaurant Au Gue de Louis XI
  • La Cuisine de Georges
  • Le Bar Claire
  • Barphot
  • La Riche Kebab

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  • Jardin Botanique De Tours Address: 35 Boulevard Tonnelle, 37000 Tours, France
  • Jardin Botanique De Tours Contact Number: +33-247216267
  • Jardin Botanique De Tours Timing: 07:45 am - 09:30 pm
  • Jardin Botanique De Tours Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jardin Botanique De Tours(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jardin Botanique De Tours: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tours include Jardin Botanique De Tours in their plan

  • 33.93% of people start their Jardin Botanique De Tours visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jardin Botanique De Tours

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Jardin Botanique De Tours, Tours Reviews

  • Unexpected oasis in a busy and very hot city. Visited early in the morning just before leaving for our next stop. Well kept gardens, plenty of shade, some animals. Free too, but parking can be a challenge.

  • A gem of a place and well worth seeking out as away from the centre to the west. A well maintained a fully stocked park with beautiful planting, carex for by an army of gardeners.there are many stunning and varied areas of differing habitat including a canal and large pond. Plenty of shaded areas and benches to enjoy lunch. Free to enter and plenty of grass that you can actally sit on to picnic. A little gem of a place and our favourite place in the whole of Tours. Unsure about the wallabys... they didnt look enthralled at being there, but a little farm with different species like emu flamingos and turtles etc. Lovely childrens areas too. Will definitely visit there again

  • Beautiful place to walk or to sit and read. A dedicated team of gardeners work hard to keep this garden perfect throughout the four seasons.

  • Something for everyone. Exotic plants and trees. Animals and birds. Well cared for

  • Lovely little park on the egde of Tours, we walk a little while but it's worth the visit as there are lovely plants and even animals. Little smaller than expected but completely free. Who would have thought you can watch flamingos in France.

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