An irreplaceable aid to plant science

Herbarium NCY


The Jardins botaniques du Grand Nancy et de l'Université de Lorraine herbariums are mainly made up of collections from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Pharmacy and are a testimony of over two centuries of botanical work done by the Université de Lorraine. 

Over 300,000 herbarium plates are kept at Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden, dating from the 17th century to the present day.

By studying them we can learn about the distribution of a plant at a given time and its evolution over the course of time, record new botanical discoveries and define plants.