Presentation of the Garden

The Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden cultivates nearly 12,000 plant species across 87 acres of land and 2,500m2 of tropical greenhouses.
Rare and endangered plants, along with strange or unusual plants, are grown in one of the largest botanical gardens in France.

A true living botanical museum!


Our missions are:

  • to preserve endangered plant species
  • to educate the public about botany, plant-related sciences and the preservation of biodiversity
  • to promote scientific and technical culture
  • to make an inventory and provide knowledge of regional or world flora
  • to help scientific research
  • to preserve and enrich our heritage collection (books, herbaria)
  • to offer specialised training

The Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Garden

  • has been certified as a JBF (Jardins Botaniques de France et des pays francophones). The charter of botanical gardens, as drafted by JBF, is in line with the spirit of the EU action plan for botanical gardens set out by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
  • has been awarded the “Jardin remarquable” label created by the Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2004.
  • has been certified as Refuge LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) by the French League for Bird Protection.
Alpine rockery © P.-F. Valck
— Alpine rockery © P.-F. Valck