This arboretum extends over an area of 3 hectares on both sides of Tesco u. It presents some remarkable specimens of plants (Giant sequoia, Tuliptree, The Cephalotaxus of China ...) most planted during the creation of the garden and sculptures ...
Protestant stronghold, Montauban was surrounded by ramparts.
The fortifications were destroyed in the 18th century and for a long time the upper bank of the Tescou, which ran from the Carmes gate to the Moustier, remained an abrupt and bushy slope.
The development of the ravine began around 1835, but it was not until 1849, a solid retaining wall allows the creation of a wide promenade: the Plateau.
At the same time, the Society of Horticulture and Acclimatization Tarn-et-Garonne organizes a first botanical exhibition on this walk.
In 1857, with the help of the municipality, 2 hectares of land were bought and one of the best landscape architects in Paris, Mr Le Breton, came to draw the plan of the Jardin des Plantes.
On June 16, 1861, Marshal Niel, commander of the 6th army corps, and Mr. Prax Paris, mayor of Montauban, inaugurate this garden in which the Montalbanais still stroll.
For the record: when Montauban is land of the Indians ...
In 1827, American Indians from the Osage tribe arrived in France to plead the cause of their people. Delivered to themselves and after months of wandering, three of them reach Montauban, where Bishop Dubourg welcomes them. They will return to their country thanks to the generosity of Montalbanais.
In September 1989, the association Oklaoma-Occitania reconnects with the tribe that accepts the project of cultural exchanges. Thus the city of Montauban gives the tribes osage and cherokee a parcel of land in the Jardin des Plantes. A giant sequoia is planted symbolizing America.
The garden of plants in augmented reality:
It has become the world's first public theme park using augmented reality technology. Thanks to the "Magic Xperience" application (previously downloaded for free) discover mysterious totems to discover Montauban celebrities, enchanted characters and wild animals.
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