The Plants Garden

The Plants Garden, located on the boulevard of the same name, is not only a place steeped in history...

but Amiens also has the privilege of having one of the oldest botanical gardens in France... It was in 1751 that the Jardin du Roy, on the site of an old 13th century garden, was ceded by Louis XV to create a Jardin des Plantes.

4 flowerslabelawarded to Amiens
9800 m2
250 000 plantsincluding 140,000 annuals
1754first course given
2013Outstanding Garden reward

For 140 years, the garden has had a national reputation for its botany courses in the reception pavilion, its collections and its exchanges. People such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Empress Josephine and the storyteller Charles Nodier frequented it.

In 1895, when the classes were moved to the Medical School, the garden became the production site for the city's plantations, which allowed the number of squares and flowerbeds to keep growing. The number of greenhouses increased, notably with the construction of the Napoleon III greenhouse...

From 2003 to 2005, the project to refurbish the botanical part of the museum was launched on the theme of "plants, uses and people". Approximately 1,800 species, divided into collections, are presented on almost one hectare. As a botanical garden, the Jardin des Plantes labels and indexes its plants. Seeds collected and cultivation experiments are exchanged with other gardens around the world...

Le Jardin des PlantesLe Jardin des Plantes - S. Bouilland

It is freely accessible all year round from 8am to 8pm from April to September inclusive, then from 8am to 5.30pm.

In addition to an inspiring walk during which you can admire the dogwood planted in 1760, various highlights punctuate the seasons of the Jardin des Plantes.

  • Guided tours for individuals are regularly scheduled by the Heritage Department of Amiens Métropole d'Art et d'Histoire.
  • Guided tours for individuals are regularly scheduled by the Heritage Department of Amiens Métropole d'Art et d'Histoire.
  • Events such as the Plant Festival organised by the Picardy Association of Parks and Gardens on 1 May, open houses on the first Sunday in June during the national "Rendez-vous aux Jardins" event, and themed tours as part of the European Heritage Days.
  • Don't hesitate to talk to the Green Spaces agents on site. They are passionate about their job and this location and will be delighted to give you their precious expert advice...

Jardin des Plantes

C'est l'un des plus anciens jardins botaniques de France, conçu au XVIIIe par un clerc épris d'...