The Botanical Garden
Discover one of the oldest botanical gardens in France
In the heart of the city of caen, the Jardin des Plantes owes its originality to Gallard de la Ducquerie, a professor at the Caen Faculty of Medicine, who in 1689 bought a garden and filled it with rare plants.
In 1722, the botanical garden was attached to the University of Caen.
In 1789, the garden came under the authority of the central administration and became the Botanical Garden of Caen in the 1820s.
Today, the plant garden allows visitors to discover more than 2000 different species.
It has received numerous scientific labels, but beyond its role of conserving plant species and its educational and cultural vocation, the Jardin des Plantes is also a place of relaxation appreciated by many Caen residents for generations.