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The Exotic Botanical Garden is moving

The Exotic Botanical Garden Centre has a new location: with a breathtaking view of the Principality and the Mediterranean. The 10,500 succulent plants which make up the Exotic Garden have arrived safely: ten people have been working on this unusual move since January. The greenhouses will be completed by the end of July.

“Moving a botanical garden centre, in the history of the gardens, is a first. So we needed to invent everything. It was passionate work, with the principal objective of saving a maximum amount of plants, and losing as few as possible, which we succeeded in doing.  We are very happy about that.  Now that the plants have been re-planted, we have the role of maintaining them, waiting for the root systems, that suffer during a move, to re-establish themselves until the plants can hold themselves up.  We’ll leave the support structures for a little bit, it doesn’t look very pretty now, but within a year we’ll remove the supports little by little,” said Pierre-Louis Grange, technical assistant.

Botanical garden move
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Three floors to accommodate the different cacti and other succulent plants.  One of the Botanical centre’s objectives is to ensure the protection and the conservation of rare vegetation; with a space larger than 2,000 sq. m, with a 13 m high ceiling.  The plants were re-arranged in their new space by theme.

“The re-arrangement of the vegetation is being done in good conditions in this greenhouse, you can judge it for yourselves, it’s a magnificent and very large greenhouse.  To open this greenhouse to the public is an interesting feat for the Exotic Garden.  It’s a new way of showing the different facets of the garden and its different functions,” said Jean-Marie Solichon, Director of the Exotic Garden.

Botanical garden move
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The greenhouses will henceforth be open to the public and accessible to all.  A promenade has been created connecting the intermediary level to the future parking lot.

“The total structure is connected by a public path, open during the days.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see the plants through the glass, or directly as some of the structures are sheltered,” said Jean-Marie Solichon.

Guided visits of the Exotic Garden greenhouses will be available in September 2018.



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