06 March, 2011

10 000 bulbs planted for spring in the Angers Arboretum gardens

If Angers inhabitants are lucky to take advantage of numerous gardens (more than twelve), one of them has kept its soul, its atmosphere, its feeling of yesteryear. It is the Arboretum gardens which, from march 5 till the end of november, will be opened to public all day long during the weekends.

And that year, no less than 10 000 bulbs have been planted for spring by the city gardeners in the three horticultural sections of the place : the Tests garden, the Umbrages garden and the Five senses garden. Created in 2000, those three gardens of the Arboretum park were the start of a huge renovation which lasted almost ten years.

The charm of the place comes certainly from the home of Gaston Allard (1838-1918), an Angevin botanist, who created the gardens surroundings his beautiful manor, built during the 19th century, with harmonious proportions and subtle colors. The pedestrians will surely appreciate in that haven of peae a wandering through nature and history.

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