The living botanical museum

The Jardins botaniques du Grand Nancy et de l'Université de Lorraine are a place of culture, where rare plants are grown and science blossoms!

Their missions are:

-    to preserve endangered plant species
-    to provide botanical education for the public, in the sciences linked to the plant world and the preservation of biodiversity
-    to disseminate scientific and technical culture
-    to provide an inventory and knowledge of regional and world plants
-    to support scientific research  
-    to preserve and enrich our heritage fund (structures, herbariums)
-    to provide specialist training
-    to encourage discussion within a network of over 800 correspondents.

From the history of science to current problems linked to the plant world, the botanical gardens, while retaining a strong cultural mission today, focuses its actions on the current challenges facing botany.  

Science is at the heart of the Jardins botaniques du Grand Nancy et de l'Université de Lorraine project. Social problems linked to plants and their consequences for biodiversity or health are growing issues: the problem of invasive species, plants and health etc.  

The Gardens are also a leading regional centre for biodiversity and retain an international dimension in their exchanges with the outside world.  

Growing the future here!