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Jardins des Plantes de l‘Université

France - Montpellier

Institution Code: MPU

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

About the Jardins des Plantes de l‘Université

Founded: 1593
Garden Name: Jardins des Plantes de l'Université
Address: 163, rue Auguste-Broussonet, F-34090 MONTPELLIER.
Status: University Montpellier 1

Herbarium: Yes (University Montpellier 2)
Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 4,000,000

-Historical garden (1st created in France)
-Order beds (systematic collection)
-English style garden
-Orangery (built in 1807)

Main Address:
Jardins des Plantes de l‘Université
163 rue Auguste-Broussonnet,
F-34090 France

Telephone: + 33 (0)4 34 43 36 22
Fax: + 33 (0)4 34 43 36 25
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Thierry LAVABRE-BERTRAND
    Curator's Name: Prof. Daniel JARRY
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Emmanuel SPICQ
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1593
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.6166
    Longitude: 3.8833
    Annual Rainfall: 761 mm
    Altitude: 29.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 688 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 267 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 130000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3450
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2679
  • Special Collections:*garrigue type plants,
    *medicinal plants,
    *display of sub-tropical plants (Orangery),
    *succulent plants,
    *tropical plants.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
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