Jardin de l'Arquebuse

A visit to this one-of-a-kind garden in the middle of Dijon allows guests to take a relaxing stroll through a wide variety of plant life.

The breathtaking Jardin Botanique de l'arquebuse can be tucked away beneath Dijon's train station.

In the eighteenth century, one of the arquebus knights came up with the idea.

Jean-Marie Morel was the one who first conceived the design for the layout of the English garden.


• Gain an understanding of the driving force behind the architectural style:

Its order and rigor are typical of an English garden, and it includes a nursery that was designed to resemble an English garden with its winding paths, statues, and tree species from all five continents; a rose garden with 300 different types of old and new roses as well as wild species; as well as flower meadows, a rock garden, insect 'hotels,' a pond with a gorgeous collection of anatidae, children's playgrounds.

• Explore the diverse array of plant life that is available in this location:

The school of botany provides opportunities to learn about and understand wild and domesticated biodiversity through the use of actual plants (more than 500 species and plant varieties).

• The sensory play allows an exciting and engaging activity for educational purposes to differentially abled:

The Arboretum provides visitors with visual impairments with an option to take a path that is accessible to them (the tactile approach), on which they can learn about ten different trees through the use of their sense of touch, as well as their history, their trunks, and their bark.

• Discover the impact it has had on public consciousness as well as the global impact it has had on biodiversity:

The Jardin de l'Arquebuse runs a program that involves the entire community to broaden people's understanding of the urban biodiversity of Dijon and, in particular, the vital role that pollinating insects play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Using the Participatory Observatory and educational activities such as photographic monitoring, creating a 'flowering meadow' made up of native plants in the Jardin de l'Arquebuse, and holding workshops for creating 'pollinator insect hotels.'

• Participate in special events to reignite the botanist that lies dormant within you:

The 'Nature and Biodiversity Festival' takes place in May, and the 'APIdays, Bee Festival' takes place in June. Both of these annual 'biodiversity' events are not to be missed.

  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours

Address of Jardin de l'Arquebuse

1 avenue Albert 1er, 21000, Dijon France

Opening & Closing time of Jardin de l'Arquebuse

  • Monday
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