Jardin de l'Arquebuse, Dijon

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The Jardin botanique de l'Arquebuse is a botanical garden and arboretum located at 1 Avenue Albert-Premier, Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France. It is open daily without charge.
The garden is located within a larger park and garden created on the former 16th-century training grounds for chevaliers of the arquebus. There, in the late 18th century, the chevaliers' last captain built an English garden on the site to designs by noted landscaper Jean-Marie Morel, which in 1803 became city property. In 1833 the plants from Dijon's first botanical garden, established 1771 by writer Bénigne Legouz de Gerland, were transferred to form today's botanical garden, which was named a Conservatoire Botanique Régional in 2002.
Today the garden contains nearly 4,000 plant species with an emphasis on the flora of Bourgogne. Its collections include a systematic collection, regional flora of Bourgogne, French native plants, and 1,140 species from the rest of the world, with specimens of ornamental plants, food plants, succulents, carnivorous plants, subtropical plants, and Mediterranean plants. It also contains an arboretum, a herbarium containing about 100,000 specimens, greenhouses, and a school of botany, as well as an extensive collection of Anatidae .
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  • the garden looks like imploring for water and care. good info about grapes.Orangeries looks non existant and museum is just closed when should be open... 
    the garden looks like imploring for water and care. good info about grapes.Orangeries looks non existant and museum is just closed when should be open...  more »
  • What a surprise, to find a beautiful botanic garden just five minutes from Square Darcy, ie the virtual centre of the city. Lots of beautiful colourful flowers set out in formal beds, with some... 
    What a surprise, to find a beautiful botanic garden just five minutes from Square Darcy, ie the virtual centre of the city. Lots of beautiful colourful flowers set out in formal beds, with some...  more »
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  • This botanical garden is free to the public. As a result, it's well visited my a nice mix of locals and visitors. It is full of both pedestrian and extraordinary plants that are well signed. There are also well manicured lawns, pergolas and nicely situated benches for resting on a sunny afternoon. My husband and I spend a half hour weaving through the rows of neatly planted specimens. It's a bit out of the way, but I'd definitely recommend visiting this green lung in Dijon.
  • We were told to visit this park, hoping to see some nice flowers. But end of august it seems that the flowers are not as beautiful as they probably would be during spring. But nevertheless its a nice park to walk through and enjoy the quietness of a park in a city. Enough place to sit in the shadow during hot days in summer. Some gardeners would be nice to clean up the sides and some bins for people to throw their dirt. Now we have seen beer cans between the flowers. For us it's a one time visit as it was not that special to walk 2km from our hotel Grand Hotel la Cloche.

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