Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Jardin des Plantes de Paris et Arboretum de Chevreloup

Search again Edit this page
France - Paris

Institution Code: P

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

Main Address:
Jardin des Plantes de Paris et Arboretum de Chevreloup
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Direction des Jardins botaniques
Case postale 45, 57 rue Cuvier,
F-75005 France

Telephone: + (0)1 40 79 57 37
Fax: + (0)1 40 79 38 23
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Xavier Riffet
    Curator's Name: Frédéric Achille - Denis Larpin
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Roseline Grouard
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 74
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 12

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1626
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 150 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 80 Hectares
  • Total Area: 230 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.8453
    Longitude: 2.3512
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 8000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Arboretum de Versailles-Chèvreloup Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre Jardin alpin de la Jaÿsinia Jardin Exotique Val Rahmeh

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 200
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 35095
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 17931
  • Special Collections:Temperate collections of trees (with apecific collections of Picea, Abies, Acer, Quercus ans tilia), shrubs, perennials and annuals
    Tropical collections with Orchids, succulents, aroids, euphornias, Palms, Cycads, bromeliads.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    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
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes