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Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Caen

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France - Caen

Institution Code: CAEN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Greenhouses and rock garden
Greenhouses and rock garden

About the Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Caen

Location: CAEN
Founded: 1736
Garden Name: Jardin Botanique de la Ville et de l'Universite
Address: 5 Place Blot, F-14000 CAEN, Calvados
Status: Municipal
Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 6,000
Ex situ Collections:
Acer, Betula, C

Main Address:
Jardin Botanique de la Ville de Caen
5 Place Blot, F-14000 CAEN, Calvados, France.

Telephone: 33 2 31 30 48 38
Fax: 33 2 31 30 48 31
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mme Hélène Foucher
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 16
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1689
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.1846
    Longitude: -0.3719
    Annual Rainfall: 660 mm
    Altitude: 18.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2500 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Colline aux oiseaux, Jardin des simples, Forêt de Grimbosq, La Prairie, parc Claude Decaen, Parc Saint Paul, Vallée du Mémorial, Parc de la Fossette
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardin des plantes de la ville de Caen
  • Local Address: 5 place Blot
  • Locality: City: 14000 Caen
  • Locality: State: Normandie

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 190000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Normandy flora (950 wild plant species), orangery, alpines, thematic plants, exotic plants (CCVS plants : Peperomia, rhipsalis, cryptanthus and Sansevieria)

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes