You can stroll in the shade of the bamboo grove or along the shady paths of the English garden, admire the Martins greenhouse and its "succulent" plants or dream on the banks of the lotus pond in the footsteps of André Gide or Paul Valéry. Founded in 1593 by Henri IV, the oldest botanical garden in France extends over nearly 5 hectares in the heart of Montpellier. Attached to the Faculty of Medicine, this space once entirely dedicated to research and teaching continues to attract researchers from around the world. The Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier is listed as a site (12 February 1982) and has been protected as a Historic Monument since 3 September 1992.

Contacts

Direction du Jardin des Plantes
163 rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 MONTPELLITel Secretariat: 04 34 43 36 20
Tel. director: 04 34 43 36 21
Tel. culture: 04 34 43 36 22
Tel. collection: 04 34 43 36 23
Tel. gardeners: 04 34 43 36 24
Tel. grain store: 04 34 43 36 26

Fax: +33 (0)4 67 04 06 76 : 04 67 04 06 76
Email

Timetable

  • Summer: 1 June to 30 September
    Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 8 pm.
  • Winter: 1 October to 31 May
    Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm.

Closed on Mondays and on mornings reserved for university work, school lessons or guided tours.
Animals, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and picnics are not allowed.

Reception of the public

The Jardin des Plantes is located Boulevard Henri IV next to the Red Cross.

  • Car: Pitot car park
  • Tramway :
    • line 1 : stop Place Albert 1er - Saint Charles
    • line 4 : Albert ler - Cathédrale stop
  • Bus :
    • line 6 : Peyrou - Arc de triomphe stop
    • line 7: stops Saint Roch, Saint Jaumes or Peyrou - Arc de triomphe
    • line 10 : Saint Roch stop
  • Disabled access: ask the municipal wardens at the entrance

Self-guided tours

Self-guided tours are only possible during public opening hours (see above). For groups that have already been formed (schools, associations, public bodies, etc.), you must fill in the self-guided visit form.

Guided tours

The staff of the Jardin des plantes de Montpellier offers thematic visits from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, in the morning between 8.30 am and 12 noon and in the afternoon between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

To register, please complete the form below. A guide will contact you to finalise your visit.

Please note that you must choose a theme:

Registration for guided tours

    Name, first name (group leader) (required)

    Organisation (institution, association)

    Address

    Email (required)

    Telephone (required)

    Number of people

    Desired visit (mandatory)

    The plant collections of the Jardin des PlantesBotany (general rules and classifications)Useful plantsThe beautiful trees of the Jardin des PlantesHistorical and botanical walkGeneral visit of the garden, history and botanyMedicinal plants in the GardenThe Martins greenhouse and its new collection of succulentsThe School of Systematics and its bustsRemarkable trees in the GardenVisits to the Permaculture Food Garden

    Preferred dates and times

    This specialised tour is aimed at adults in groups of 6 to 20 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Didier MORISOT

    This specialised tour is aimed at adults in groups of 6 to 20 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Didier MORISOT

    This specialised tour is aimed at adults in groups of 6 to 20 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Didier MORISOT

    This specialised tour is aimed at adults in groups of 6 to 20 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Didier MORISOT

    This specialised tour is aimed at adults in groups of 6 to 20 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Didier MORISOT

    This tour is available in French or English.
    It is aimed at children from secondary school onwards and adults ingroups of 12 to 30 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Emmanuel SPICQ

    This tour is available in French or English.
    It is aimed at children from secondary school onwards and adults ingroups of 12 to 30 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Emmanuel SPICQ

    This tour is available in French or English.
    It is aimed at children from secondary school onwards and adults ingroups of 12 to 30 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Emmanuel SPICQ

    This tour is available in French or English.
    It is aimed at children from secondary school onwards and adults ingroups of 12 to 30 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Emmanuel SPICQ

    This tour is available in French or English.
    It is aimed at children from secondary school onwards and adults ingroups of 12 to 30 people.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
    Visit on request: days and times to be defined in consultation with the guide.
    Please return the form at least 1 month before the chosen date.
    Contact: Emmanuel SPICQ

    Come and talk to Jeff about this garden where fruits, old vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and ecology are mixed together.
    Discover how to garden organically and locally in permaculture.
    Content may change depending on the current season's production.
    For the general public.
    Contact: Jean-François FAUVEAU

    Garden rental / Filming...

    For all special requests (private or professional photos, filming, events, etc.), please contact the secretariat by e-mail at least three months before the desired date of arrival, in order to deal with the administrative part (authorisation, organisation and agreement). In addition, since January 2014, a fee has been introduced for any hire of the Garden.

    "Rendezvous in the Gardens

    19th Edition "Gardens and Climate Change

    More than 2,000 gardens throughout France are opening their doors to the general public! On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June 2022, the Jardin des plantes de Montpellier invites you to discover its treasures.

    Friday 3rd June

    • 13:00: "The bee and the human in 2022" by Jean-François FAUVEAU and the APIS SCHOLA association
    • 1.30 pm: "General visit" by Emmanuel SPICQ.
    • 14:00: "To be or not to be in an English garden, that is the question" by Ludovic RIOUX and Jean Louis TALAVERA.
    • 2.30 pm "The collections of the Jardin des Plantes" by Didier MORISOT.
    • 15:00 "Strategies and adaptations of plants to the climate" by Denis NESPOULOUS.
    • 16h00 : " Aromatics and the 5 senses squares " by Jean Louis TALAVERA

    Saturday 4 June

    • 1.30 pm: "To be or not to be in an English garden, that is the question" by Ludovic RIOUX and Jean Louis TALAVERA.
    • 2.00 pm: "A walk through history and ecology" by Denis NESPOULOUS.
    • 14:15: "The bee and the human being in 2022" by Jean-François FAUVEAU and the APIS SCHOLA association
    • 14h30: "The Martins greenhouse and its collection of succulents" by Emmanuel SPICQ.
    • 15h00: "Aromatics and the 5 senses squares" by Jean Louis TALAVERA.
    • 3.30 pm: "Strategies and adaptations of plants to the climate" by Denis NESPOULOUS.
    • 16:00: "The bee and the human in 2022" by the APIS SCHOLA association
    • 16:30: "General visit" by Emmanuel SPICQ

    All tours depart from the municipal guard's lodge on Boulevard Henri IV.
    The maximum number of visitors for each tour is limited to 25 people.

    More info