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 had several different types of flowers and plants, each provided with a bit of information. It’s a pleasant area and has a playground for kids. It’s a nice bit of greenery in the city but.....  more
    The garden had several different types of flowers and plants, each provided with a bit of information. It’s a pleasant area and has a playground for kids. It’s a nice bit of greenery in the city but.....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful botanical garden close to the city center of Dijon. There are lots of different plants and trees, some beautiful benches in the shade, and a playground for children. When we were there, there was a little place to buy drinks and crêpes, and there was a free exposition.
  • Great place to relax In the tranquility of nature. Kids had a fun time at the playground and the surrounding wooded areas. The natural history museum was well done and densely packed for it's small size.

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