Botanical Garden in Caen

Parks and gardens

Pets accepted
A museum of the vegetable world. Created in 1736 in an old ‘Caen stone’ quarry as a university garden to provide plants for the schools of medecine and pharmacology. After the Revolution it became a Botanical Garden and public park. On an 8 acre site, there is a large and interesting plant collection including the region’s indigenous flora laid out systematically, a medicinal garden, and also rock garden and exotic greenhouse plants. In addition to these more scientific features, there are a landscaped park and children’s play areas. Officially recognised as a Botanical Garden of France and the Francophone Countries. The garden’s objectives are science, conservation and education.
Contact details

Botanical Garden in Caen

5 place Blot

14000 CAEN

Phone : 02 31 30 48 38

Garden types

Botanical garden

Exotic garden

Remarkable garden



  • Our favourite gardens
  • Normandy Parks and Gardens Club
  • Rates

    Free for groups


    Pets accepted


    Guided tour


    Visite guidées sur demande - yes
    Average time90 minutes -
    Further informationGuided tour of the garden from Monday to Friday by appointment. Guided tours of the tropical greenhouses by appointment from Tuesday to Thursday, mornings only. Guided tours from 8 pers. (garden and greenhouse) in F: 2 hrs. Free. -


    Groups acccepted
    At the very heart of the city, near the castle and the university, these gardens provide an ever changing tapestry of colour for every season: rockeries, themed gardens and Norman flora. Temporary horticultural events. Member of the French botanical gardens’ association and claseed as a 'Garden of Note'.