Video content: Nestling in the heart of Paris’ 5th arrondissement, the Great Greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes take you on a journey through space and time from South America to Asia, from modern times to 540 million years ago.
You’ll be astonished by the magnificent collections! An opportunity for children and adults to discover the plant biodiversity of our planet.
The visit begins with the humid tropical forest greenhouse! Surrounded by banana trees, coffee trees and pepper plants… you'll feel like you’re in another world in this warm, humid atmosphere ideal for these ecosystems!
You can also visit the temporary exhibitions, such as the one on orchids… Change of place, change of atmosphere!
In the desert and arid environment greenhouse you’ll learn about the mechanisms plants use to adapt to drought in various parts of the globe… An opportunity to learn more about cactuses and other succulent plants … Upstairs you’ll find the New Caledonia greenhouse where humid forest, dry forest, “mining maquis”, savannah and mangrove are represented.
The gardeners who work in this greenhouse have to do a great deal of painstaking work as most of the plants have been acquired then acclimatized…
And the visit doesn’t end there! In the second pavilion, plant evolution is traced from when they emerged from the water 430 million years ago to when flowers first appeared… a chance to admire the fronds of tree ferns … A journey for the senses and a journey through history!
The greenhouses have been part of the Jardin des Plantes since the 17th Century…So, enjoy your visit!
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