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Botanical garden Field Ave: photos, description (Jardin botanique littoral Paul Jovet)

Botanical garden Field Ave is one of the main attractions of the port city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, located in the South-West of France in the Aquitaine region. Historically, this city is part of the Northern Basque Country.

First, who decided to establish in this place a garden was the botanist Paul Jove who worked at the National Museum of natural history, located in the famous sea resort of Biarritz. It happened in 1980, but implementation of the ideas of the academic left for several decades. In 1991 on the site of the future Botanical garden, an artificial pond, and five years later was planted the first trees. Unfortunately, Gove, who died in 1993, never saw their offspring. The official opening ceremony of the Botanical garden, named after its founder, was held in 2008.

This huge Park presents the plants most common in the Aquitaine region, including the coastal flora. It is also worth noting that along with common plant species, such as Atlantic oak and fir, here you can still find rare species of herbs and shrubs growing in the marshland, heathland and dunes. In addition, the Park presents a variety of magnolias and equipped popular in Japan "gardens of stone". Many plants were brought here from all over the world and constitute a separate exhibition called "Plants of the five continents".

Myself Botanical garden Field Ave is located on a rocky cliff with a height of 50 metres, and directly under him the raging waves of the Atlantic ocean. The Botanical garden is open only in the warmer months of the year, entrance fee. The activity of the garden is to preserve rare species of plants that grow only in coastal areas or on the territory of the Basque Country.