Terra Botanica is a new attraction in France’s Loire Valley. On the outskirts of Angers, what was a golf course and an airstrip two years ago is now a dazzling display of horticulture: 27 acres, 5,500 tropical trees and plants, 510 rose bushes and 5,300 shrubs, all nurtured by 20 full-time gardeners. Terra Botanica reveals the secrets of six centuries of plant history. In the 15th century, King René, in love with plants and flowery gardens, introduced Mediterranean species in Anjou.
Then, the great explorers brought back many plants that were cultivated in the gardens of châteaux, along the Loire, and then in the nurseries born in Angers in the 19th century. Today, the Loire Valley brings together a multitude of cultures that embellish our living environment.
Terra Botanica is in the heart of the plant capital and relates this long history of plant travel. Heritage and new plants are staged with 275,000 species from all over the world, exceptional collections of orchids, roses, palms … giant greenhouses in abundant gardens, rice paddies in swamps, generous vegetable gardens in dark forests Primary, from Mediterranean landscapes to oriental lands, embark on an unusual adventure full of color!
A world of exploration and discovery, Terra Botanica is also a fabulous playground and animations: the island of the elves with its suspended towers, dynamic projections in 4D, strolls in the air in captive balloon or the tops of the trees , Bucolic walks in a boat … Between playful adventures and botanical discoveries, with family or friends, young and old find their place in the first plant park in Europe.