The Jardin des Plantes was created on the site of what used to be the park of “La Villa des Capellans”, a chateau built by the De Rovira family at the end of the 19th century. Like a Roman villa, this residence was composed of all the buildings necessary to fulfil the functions of a large farming estate. In particular, it included significant breeding stables for riding horses and breeding kennels.
Some of those buildings have been preserved and are now used for various activities. Open to the public since June 2003, the gardens give you the chance to admire trees that are over a hundred years old as well as a great variety of palm trees, bamboo species, camellias and aquatic plants…

The Jardin des Plantes des Capellans invites you to enjoy all its charms: shaded pathways, sunny meadows, lake and cascades of flowers. It also invites you to discover the numerous tree species that make this a real botanical garden.

Come and admire trees that are more than one hundred years old such as the Jubaea Chilensis   (Chilean wine palm), the very large Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese Privet) and many species of palm trees, bamboos, camellias and aquatic plants.
A long wooden path, “l’Embarcadère”, will allow you to stroll at your own leisure the length of the Jardin des Plantes, then choose from several walks in this space of almost 5 hectares.

General information about the plants in the garden is available at the entrance. As the park constantly evolves, it grows richer with new species. An information booklet summarises the most interesting plants, classified by the following list:

- Palm trees
- Bamboo
- Drought resistant plants
- Conifers
- Evergreens
- Non-coniferous or deciduous conifer species and trees noted for their blossoming
- The Rose Garden

Photo Gallery of the Jardin des Plantes



Closed on Monday, from 1 October to 31 March

  • November, December, January, February: from 13.30 to 17.00
  • March, April, October: from 13.30 to 18.00
  • May, June, September: from 13.30 to 19.00
  • July, August: from 13.30 to 20.00

Free entry and self-guided tour.
Dogs not allowed (even small ones).

Grand Stade les Capellans
Rue Verdi
Tel: +33 (0)4 68 37 32 00