All year long
A wonderful natural escape in the heart of Bordeaux, the Botanical Garden comprises two sites, the public garden and the ZAC Bastide. A tranquil natural space in the city centre, Bordeaux Botanical Garden is the perfect place to enjoy a family outing or a relaxing moment with friends.
Originally created in 1629 for the purpose of growing medicinal plants for local scientists, the Botanical Garden settled permanently at Place Bardineau in 1858. Awarded the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize in 2003 and exhibited in 2005 at the MoMA in New York, the botanical garden of Bordeaux is home to over 3,000 plants and plant species.
Take the Path of the Pioneers to discover the collection of bryophytes, lichens and ferns that grow in the shade of trees. Follow the planted avenue, a world of entwining vines which will awaken your inner Tarzan. This bucolic, poetic, botanical garden and arboretum features a greenhouse in which species of plants from around the world grow, from South African fynbos to carnivorous plants through Chilean scrub. During your walk, do not miss the water garden and its vast pool.
There are a thousand and one way to explore the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux! Choose the path that suits you.
Admission prices :
You can rent a bike after arriving by train:
Holiday Bikes 37, rue Charles-Domercq, gare SNCF Saint-Jean 33800 Bordeaux
Tel: 05 56 92 72 99
Programme of events at the garden: Check this website
More info: On this website
Garden opening hours:
Winter: 8am to 6pm
Summer: 8am to 8pm
Greenhouse and exhibition opening hours:
Every day: 11am to 6pm
Closed Mondays and public holidays
Entry free of charge
Guided tour per group: 46€ / and 61€ / on weekends