1, rue du Jardin des Plantes - 86000 POITIERS
 +33 5 49 41 39 37
Located in the Clain Valley, the Jardin des Plantes focuses on 1.5 ha, a rich plant and a horticultural know-how secular.
The Jardin des Plantes was created in 1869 on the gardens of the Hôtel-Dieu.
Covering an area of ​​approximately 1.5 ha, it has been designed to be a pleasure garden, with its grotto, pond, mosaiculture and landscaped paths.

It includes about a hundred species of trees and shrubs, which by their antiquity and their volume are remarkable.
The Botanical Garden, created at the initiative of the professors of medicine for the purpose of documentation for the students of the Faculty nearby, is surrounded by hedges that separate it from the park.

The garden includes a botanical garden which contains a large variety of plants labeled and classified (aromatic, condimentary, medicinal ...) on some 4800 m². The 200m² tropical greenhouse houses 150 different species including a collection of orchids and cacti.
Visits and thematic workshops are organized during the year, see the Parks and Gardens section of the City of Poitiers website.http: //www.poitiers.fr/

Winter hours: From November 1st to February 28th or 29th for leap years
Summer timetable: From March 1st to October 31st

Opening hours to the public :
- Winter timetable: every day from 8 am to 5 pm
- Summer timetable: every day from 7:55 am to 8:30 pm

The Botanical Garden has free access.
The Park can be closed in case of bad weather (ice, thaw, heavy rain, wind, snowfall or frost).
Services and facilities
Rates, informations and contact
Onsite facilities

· Garden
· Playground


1, rue du Jardin des Plantes
Tel : +33 5 49 41 39 37
Fax : +33 5 49 41 04 48

Languages spoken



Disabled access, Groups accepted

The most accessible car park :
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Underground parking on three levels comprising 600 seats.
Access with 2 entrances (Malraux road or street of Mexico City)
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Poitiers Tourist Office
45, place Charles de Gaulle - BP 377 - 86009 Poitiers cedex
Tél. : +33(0)5 49 41 21 24 - Fax : +33(0)5 49 88 65 84 - contact us by email
From 21 September to 19 June: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
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Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm