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Roscoff exotic botanical garden

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Roscoff

Roscoff exotic botanical garden - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Roscoff
Nature and the great outdoors

Lieu-dit roc'h hievec - Roscoff

Exotic and Botanical Garden of Roscoff - ​​"The Southern Hemisphere in Northern Finistere" - Created from 1986 on the initiative of Messrs Person and Kerdilès, this garden covers 16000 m², however it seems larger thanks to an original design that mixes winding alleys with plantations massed on mounds, which offers different points of view with each detour. Managed by an association: G.R.A.P.E.S. (Roscovite Group of Subtropical Exotic Plant Lovers) it presents more than 3500 varieties of plants originating from the southern hemisphere, which take care of the 6 employees of the association. The public will be able to observe one of the largest collections of southern plants and cacti grown outdoors in our climate; an incredible botanical richness with plants from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, South America, Chile, the Canary Islands, Madeira or China. It is a collection garden in which you will find the National Collections ccvs for the family Restionaceae and for the genus Aeonium as well as the Accredited Collections ccvs for the genera Protea, Kniphofia and Melianthus. Apart from these recognized collections, you will be able to observe many Eucalyptus (more than 100 different species), Callistemon (French bottle rinsers), Melaleuca, Grevillea, Hakea, Banksia, tree ferns, palms, succulents (many cacti, agaves, aloe, crassulas, Mexican Sedum, etc.), South African or South American bulbs such as Amaryllis belladonna, Passiflora (passion flowers)... These plants are not classified by continent but arranged to form a "natural" landscape. The exceptional panoramic view offered by a granite chaos 18 meters high allows you to contemplate the bay of Morlaix and to apprehend the garden as a whole. The pools, the waterfalls and the fountain bring their note of freshness. The fish that inhabit them will delight young and old, as well as the greenhouse cacti, which present succulents of all kinds, cactus, carnivorous plants and chilly bulbs of our Brittany climate! The exotic and botanical garden of Roscoff is above all a world of flowers, greenery, colors, extraordinary scents in an enchanting environment. Change of scenery, drunkenness of distant lands, a boon for lovers of photos and plant lovers and of course confirmed botanists. Classified Remarkable Garden - Member of the Botanical Gardens of France - Member of the Association of Parks and Gardens of Brittany - Member of the Royal Horticultural Society uk and the Botanical Society of South Africa - Member of AIAPS (Sponsored by Monaco in 1991) - Member of the ARI D.E.S - Member of the Botanical Gardens of France and Francophone countries

Rates

Roscoff exotic botanical garden
Indefinite duration - 1 person
6 €
Indefinite duration - 1 child
3 €
Indefinite duration - 1 student
5 €
Indefinite duration - 1 group
5 €

Contact

Elodie Lelievre
+33 2 98 61 29 19
Languages spoken:

Practical information

Participants' profileAll ages
Good to knowActivity subject to weather conditions, accessible to people with reduced mobility
In detail

Presence of steps and roots in the aisles, difficult access for pushchairs and for people with reduced mobility (accessible to 60%).

Establishment policy

BookingNot required
PaymentCheque, bank transfer, cash

Opening times

From 1 to 31 march
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
From 1 april to 30 june
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
10h30 - 18h00
From 1 july to 31 august
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
10h00 - 19h00
From 1 september to 31 october
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
10h00 - 18h00
From 1 to 30 november
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
14h00 - 17h00
From 1 to 31 march
Monday
14h00 - 17h00
Tuesday
14h00 - 17h00
Wednesday
14h00 - 17h00
Thursday
14h00 - 17h00
Friday
14h00 - 17h00
Saturday
14h00 - 17h00
Sunday
14h00 - 17h00
From 1 april to 30 june
Monday
10h30 - 18h00
Tuesday
10h30 - 18h00
Wednesday
10h30 - 18h00
Thursday
10h30 - 18h00
Friday
10h30 - 18h00
Saturday
10h30 - 18h00
Sunday
10h30 - 18h00
From 1 july to 31 august
Monday
10h00 - 19h00
Tuesday
10h00 - 19h00
Wednesday
10h00 - 19h00
Thursday
10h00 - 19h00
Friday
10h00 - 19h00
Saturday
10h00 - 19h00
Sunday
10h00 - 19h00
From 1 september to 31 october
Monday
10h00 - 18h00
Tuesday
10h00 - 18h00
Wednesday
10h00 - 18h00
Thursday
10h00 - 18h00
Friday
10h00 - 18h00
Saturday
10h00 - 18h00
Sunday
10h00 - 18h00
From 1 to 30 november
Monday
14h00 - 17h00
Tuesday
14h00 - 17h00
Wednesday
14h00 - 17h00
Thursday
14h00 - 17h00
Friday
14h00 - 17h00
Saturday
14h00 - 17h00
Sunday
14h00 - 17h00

Places of interest nearby

Exotic Garden of Roscoff (20 yd)
Beach of Traon Erc h (340 yd)
Seaport of Roscoff (730 yd)
Beach of La Grande Grève (890 yd)
Beach of the Poul Louz (1040 yd)
Beach Porz Ar Gored (1130 yd)
Train station of Roscoff (1170 yd)
Lighthouse of Roscoff (1180 yd)
Tourist Office of Roscoff (1180 yd)
Marina of Roscoff (1380 yd)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Le Brittany
French cuisine63 € Roscoff
RACKHAM
French cuisine50 € Roscoff
l'Armor
French cuisine23 € Roscoff
Le Bucail
Market cuisine25 € Saint-Pol-de-Léon (2.3 mi)
La Table de Ty Pot
French cuisine35 € Carantec (4.1 mi)
Le Theven
French cuisine30 € Sibiril (5.4 mi)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The circuit of the Bay of Morlaix
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate3h10Roscoff
Le Tour de Carantec
HikeAthletic7h20Carantec (4.3 mi)
On the road of castles & chapels
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate3h25Sibiril (5.6 mi)
De Saint Samson à Térénez, Plougasnou
HikeIntermediate3h45Plougasnou (6 mi)
La boucle du Vanneg, Henvic
HikeEasy2h50Henvic (6.1 mi)
Korrigans Circuit Plouescat
HikeEasy1h55Plouescat (9.3 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Relais & Châteaux Le Brittany & Spa
Hotel150 € to 803 € per nightRoscoff
Logis Hotel Bellevue
Hotel87 € to 125 € per nightRoscoff
Hôtel Régina
Hotel58 € to 96 € per nightRoscoff
Hotel du Centre - Chez Janie
Hotel89 € to 179 € per nightRoscoff
Hôtel La Résidence des Artistes
Hotel84 € to 179 € per nightRoscoff
Hotel The Originals Roscoff Armen Le Triton (ex Inter-Hotel)
Hotel73 € to 128 € per nightRoscoff
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