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Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff, Roscoff

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View 3,500 plant species from the southern hemisphere at Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff. Covering 16,000 sq m (52,500 sq ft) in area, the garden seems much larger thanks to a unique design with winding halls and plantings in mounds. Climb to the top of the 18 m (59 ft) high rock overlooking crystal blue waters, the bay, and the new harbor Bloscon Roscoff. You can visit the cacti greenhouse and view plants from New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Australia, Chile, Madeira, and the Canary Islands. Use our Roscoff online road trip planner to add Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff and other attractions to your Roscoff vacation plans.
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  • Good koi carp pond. Nice rocky view point, hold on tight on the stairs though! Whole garden takes about an hour to go around. Some nice examples of Bird of Paradise plant, eucalyptus trees and... 
    Good koi carp pond. Nice rocky view point, hold on tight on the stairs though! Whole garden takes about an hour to go around. Some nice examples of Bird of Paradise plant, eucalyptus trees and...  more »
  • Great way to spend an hour. They give you a map and guidesheet in English and the Information boards are also in French and English. 
    Great way to spend an hour. They give you a map and guidesheet in English and the Information boards are also in French and English.  more »
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  • So beautiful all the flowers and plants. A good walk. Also a beautiful basin full of japanese koi fish. Needs a better filter system to clean the water though. My basin is crystal clear at home. A great place to visit.
  • Ideally situated just 12 minutes walk or 5 mins drive from the Brittany ferries port. It only costs €6 and though only established now for 20 years, it boasts large palms, eucalyptus and tree ferns. It's cactus house is very interesting and the comfortable winding gravelled paths lead you to a wide variety of shrubs, flowers and plants. The highlight and focal point of the garden is a stone staircase up a large viewing point that looks out to Brittany Ferries and gives one a stunning surround view of Roscoff and its spectacular coastline. My only slight criticism would be the small information placards dotted around the garden, these were mostly on the botanists and explorers who contributed to the collection of exotic plants all over the world . Some of these were printed in French and English, but the English translations were quite difficult to understand, perhaps I should I say.... lost in translation ?. 😉....... it was nevertheless an enjoyable experience. The succulent, cactus and tree fern displays were my favourites, the comfortable benches allowed a momentary rest and contemplation of this well laid out garden. Well worth a visit.

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