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Jardin botanique de Paris

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France - Paris

Institution Code: JBP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Jardin botanique de Paris

With more than 15 000 species and varieties of plants cultivated on more than 70 hectares, the Jardin Botanique de Paris carries out its missions of conservation and study flora diversity, engage in dialogue with the scientific community, improve the public’s understanding of the collections, with four sites from the East and the West of the capital:
the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil and its tropical landscapes,
the Parc de Bagatelle and its internationally renowned rose gardens,
the Parc Floral de Paris and its regional flora,
the Arboretum de Paris and its trees from temperate regions all over the world.

Founded in 1995, the Jardin Botanique de Paris has been recognized by the Association des jardins botaniques de France et des pays francophones (The association of botanic gardens of France and french-speaking countries) since 1998. The Jardin Botanique de Paris has a bank seed of regional flora and publishes an Index Seminum.

Many events take place in the Parc Floral de Paris and the Parc de Bagatelle: concerts, photo exhibitions,… Every year, in these parks and in the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil and the Arboretum, a botanic exhibition take place : in 2018 the topic will be « Plants and insects ».

Staff contacts
Curator's and Chief name : Régis CRISNAIRE (regis.crisnaire@paris.fr)
Deputy chief name : Christine BARREAU (christine.barreau@paris.fr)
Plant records officer's name: Vincent Lipa (vincent.lipa@paris.fr)

Main Address:
Jardin botanique de Paris
103 avenue de France
Paris
75639 Paris Cedex 13 France

Telephone: + 33 01 71 28 53 36
Fax: + 33 01 71 28 53 52
URL: http://www.paris.fr/pratique/Portal.lut?page_id=8354
Primary Email: jardin.botanique@paris.fr

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Régis CRISNAIRE
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Vincent Lipa

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 73 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.8551
    Longitude: 2.2577
    Annual Rainfall: 637 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 10000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil, Parc de Bagatelle, Parc Floral de Paris, Arboretum de Paris.

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 13
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1500000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 25000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 14400
  • Special Collections:The JARDIN DES SERRES D’AUTEUIL exhibits exotic plants from tropical regions in the greenhouses and plants from temperate regions outside in the landscaping. More than a hectare of greenhouses are dedicated to the presentation and conservation of botanical collections (Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Peperomia, Hoya, Begonia, ferns, tropical orchids, palms,…).
    The ecosystem reconstructions and thematic presentations highlight the amazing adaptations of plants and their uses by humans on different continents (Plants of New Caledonia, collection dedicated to mineral shrub land; Plants of Sahel )

    BAGATELLE: The International Competition of New Roses is open to all amateur or professional breeders of new, non-commercialized roses. A technical committee traditionally comes together to rate the rosebushes five times during two seasons.
    The park was home to several horticultural collections and expositions collections over the years. Now, there are a dozen horticultural and botanical collections of temperate climate plants : about 1200 varieties of modern roses in the landscape rose garden and in the classic rose garden, bulbs, Mediterranean plants, edible plants, aquatic plants, clematis, peonies, asters, pelargoniums, …

    The PARC FLORAL showcases regional flora in landscaped gardens and natural landscapes representative of endangered ecosystems. Its “Evolution Path” allows guests to discover the long history of plants. It also has important botanical and horticultural collections outside (regional plants, medicinal plants, hardy ferns, peonies, geraniums, iris, dahlia, pelargoniums,…) and in pavilions (plants of the Jurassic, climbing plants, bonsai,…). The park was home to several horticultural collections and expositions collections over the years. At the beginning of spring, the pine forest is illuminated by the bright colors of the rhododendrons. In the Hydrangea garden, from July to September, next to the classic hydrangeas one can also see the hydrangeas of Brittany.
    Since 1987, an International Competition of dahlias is open to all amateur or professional breeders of dahlias, non-commercialized or less than five years-commercialize. Since 2013, the S.F.I.B. organised at the Park Floral an international competition of iris.

    ARBORETUM: This urban arboretum showcases more than 500 species of trees from Parisian region forests and from the entire world that are adapted to the Parisian climate (Sequoiadendron giganteum, Cedruslibani, Davidia involucrata, Pinus bungeana, Pinus coulteri, Ulmus chenmoui…). The presentation according to the botanical classification allows one to learn how to identify different tree species. The recreated environments and ecosystems, such as hedgerows of native shrubs, ponds, reed beds, and other wetlands, diversify the landscape and enrich the biodiversity.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    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: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: No