The Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil; exotic plant life flourishing in Paris
Want a change of scenery? The Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil, nestled amidst the parklands of the Bois de Boulogne about twenty minutes by Metro from the Hotel Passy Eiffel, promises the perfect antidote to winter. This botanical garden hosts a complex of beautiful old greenhouses sheltering an impressive collection of plant life from around the world.
A place of history, architecture and botany
Created in 1761 during the reign of Louis XV, the Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil is one of the four botanical gardens of the City of Paris. Designed around a large central parterre in the traditional French style, the six greenhouses of this 7-hectare green space are listed historic monuments dating back to the late 19th century. The garden also boasts an exquisite fountain carved by the 19th century sculptor Aimé-Jules Dalou called The Triumph of Bacchus and cast iron mascarons, faces intended to ward off evil spirits, created by the great Rodin.
A green haven for gardeners and nature lovers
A glass cathedral, the Palmarium hosts more than 200 subtropical species beneath its 16-metre high dome. Here you can enjoy an amazing collection of giant palm, banana and fig trees as well as rare plants from all over the planet.
Another greenhouse provides a suitable environment for cacti and other vegetation of the arid deserts of the American West. Over a hundred varieties thrive in the dry heat.
The garden has recently acquired contemporary greenhouses where endangered plants from various environments are gathered. Educational panels and workshops along the route help to make the experience as informative as it is exciting!
To the north-west of the Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil awaits an open-air world of tranquil loveliness. The Japanese Garden, which mixes bamboo, stone lanterns and an arrangement of plants inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun, invites relaxation. A true haven of timeless peace...
- Le Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil
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