The National Botanical Conservatory of Brest: an exceptional site

The world's largest collection of endangered plant species! 30 hectares and 1000 m2 of tropical greenhouses for a botanical world tour...

Discover the National Botanic Conservatory of Brest

It's an extraordinary garden... just 2 steps from the city center! The Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest, in addition to its conservation and expertise missions in favor of endangered plant species, offers a plant tour around the world through its different areas. A must for your visit to Brest!

Tour of the National Botanical Conservatory
garden of the Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest

The Conservatory Garden

A botanical world tour

The 30-hectare Jardin du Conservatoire takes you on a world tour of plant species. Protected and endangered plants coexist here alongside more common varieties. They are grouped by geographical origin, so that the walk really gives you the impression of traveling.

From Armorica to Australia via the Mediterranean, with a stopover in Asia, you'll discover hundreds of trees and flowers that you'll never see elsewhere: for example,
no fewer than 50 species of magnolia!


Download the audioguide onto your smartphone for an enriched tour of the Conservatory Garden.

A haven of peace in the heart of the city

It's in this restful setting that you'll enjoy a peaceful stroll, letting your senses come alive. Listen to the sounds of nature: the wind in the leaves of the bamboo grove, water flowing in the stream, birdsong...

Intoxicate yourself with the scent of eucalyptus or Mediterranean essences, and simply take time to contemplate the spectacle of nature before your eyes.

Autumn colors at the Conservatoire Botanique National
autumn in the conservatory garden

The 4 seasons of the garden

What we love about the Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique is that the visit is never the same, depending on the
season. From spring blooms to the bright colors and fragrances of summer, then to the warm hues of autumn worthy of Canadian landscapes...

Each time of year offers a new
opportunity to visit and a new way to discover the site.

Did you know?

The garden is open to visitors free of charge all year round, with opening times changing according to the season. Picnic tables are available throughout the site.

Journey to the heart of tropical greenhouses

Covering an area of 1,000 m2, the 4 tropical greenhouses are home to several hundred plants, 95% of which are threatened
with extinction, or have disappeared completely from their natural environment.
Each greenhouse reproduces an exotic environment:

  • humid tropical mountains
  • subtropical oceanic islands
  •  dry tropical zones
  •  tropical rainforests

Here you can discover, for example, hibiscus from Fiji or Hawaii, or nesocodon from Mauritius.

The National Botanical Conservatory of Brest
Tropical greenhouses of the Conservatoire botanique national de Brest
The tropical greenhouses of the Conservatoire Botanique National
Tropical greenhouses of the Conservatoire botanique national de Brest
How do I get there?

The Brest Botanical Conservatory is located in the Vallon du Stang-Alar:

  • Bus: Line 17 or 19 / Jardin botanique stop
  • Car: free parking
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