Jardin Botanique De Tours

Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Jardin Botanique De Tours

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jardin Botanique De Tours

  • 92.14% of people who visit Tours include Jardin Botanique De Tours in their plan

  • 37.66% 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

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jardin Botanique De Tours

People normally club together Prieure De Saint-cosme and Escape Yourself while planning their visit to Jardin Botanique De Tours.

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Jardin Botanique De Tours, Tours Reviews

  • Man muss Frühling besuchen The Jardin botanique de Tours (5 hectares) is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum located at 33, Boulevard Tonnellé, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. It is open daily; admission is free. The garden was established by public subscription in 1843 at the initiative of pharmacist Jean-Anthyme Margueron (1771–1848), and is the oldest public garden in the city. In response to the 1841 creation of the city's Hospice Général et de l’Ecole Préparatoire de Pharmacie, it began as a collection of about 2,000 medical and exotic plants arranged in greenhouses(containing about 500 plants), orchard, and garden proper. It was flooded by the Loire in 1848 and again in 1856, to a depth of 2 metres, which required rebuilding the garden and replacing most of its trees. In 1863 an orangery and animal park were added, and then in 1890 new greenhouses (cold, temperate, and hot) under the direction of Louis Madelin, with the garden's first seed catalog published in 1901. The greenhouses were damaged by bombardments in World War II. The garden currently contains about 2,000 taxa, organized as follows: North - regular parterres along an avenue of magnolias, with a pool containing water lilies and lotus; renovated in 1980 to contain theme gardens and a phylogenetic garden. East - bulbs, rhizomes, and perennials, as well as a garden of plant evolution. South - an excellent arboretum in the English style, a pond, and a "garden of simples" as in medieval gardens. West - heath, bog, Mediterranean garden, and alpine garden. The garden also contains an orangery, exhibition greenhouses, and a small space for animals.

  • 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.

  • Very nice botanical garden with thematic parts and seasonal flowers. Different opening times according to the season.

  • A bit of street noise, otherwise well kept and with very nice variety. Dog friendly (leash required)

  • Really amazing. Nice place for taking photos.

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