Jardin Botanique de Metz, Montigny-les-Metz

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The Jardin botanique de Metz, also known as the Jardin botanique de la Ville de Metz, is a 4.4-hectare (11-acre) botanical garden located at 27 ter, rue du Pont-à-Mousson, Montigny-lès-Metz, Moselle, Grand Est, France. It is open daily; admission is free.

The garden was originally known as Frescatelly Park, an estate of Philippe d'Aubertin of Bionville, whose summer pavilion (built 1719) currently houses the directorate of the Department of Parks. It was purchased by the city of Metz in 1866 and landscaped primarily in the English style by city architect Demoget. Its greenhouses were originally built on the city's esplanade in 1861, during the World Fair, and moved to the Botanical Garden in 1880.

Today the garden contains a rose garden (80 varieties), fragrance garden, collection of grasses, flower beds, and a mature arboretum with Aesculus flava, bald cypress, Diospyros virginiana, Fagus sylvatica asplenifolia, ginkgo, Melia azedarach, sequoia (140 years old), and Sophora japonica, as well as a large stand of hardy bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea). Its 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) greenhouses contain about 4,500 plants representing 80 botanical families, including orchids, cacti, and palms.

The garden contains three ponds, winding paths, a bronze statue of an eagle (1866) by Metz animalier Christopher Fratin, and a toy train railway that circles through the site.
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  • A small garden which is more based on horticulture than Botany. However, there is a really cute display for kids with information about carnivorous plants that is really thoughtfully put... 
    A small garden which is more based on horticulture than Botany. However, there is a really cute display for kids with information about carnivorous plants that is really thoughtfully put...  more »
  • Visited the greenhouses whil;e it was raining and they are worth a visit by themselves. Lots of interesting plants and the staff willing to stop and talk. We even got a few cactus cuttings 
    Visited the greenhouses whil;e it was raining and they are worth a visit by themselves. Lots of interesting plants and the staff willing to stop and talk. We even got a few cactus cuttings  more »
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  • Nice place to escape the heat. Lots of flowers. Small café/ice-cream shop. A lot of places where you can chill and enjoy a sunny day.
  • During the spring, the flower are indeed beautiful.

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