The Jardin des Plantes, enriched by four centuries of scientific adventures, lies in the historic heart of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History). Each day it hosts thousands of visitors, hundreds of researchers and students. It houses most of the Museum’s naturalist collections in its many buildings. Unique and manifold, this extraordinary place is a museum, a botanical and zoological garden, a research centre and a university all at once.
Statutes and working procedures
The Museum managers 11 sites across France, including the Jardin botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton.
To find out more about these different sites, visit the Museum’s website.
It has multiple missions:
- Conservation: Val Rahmeh contributes to species preservation through its involvement in international programmes. It is also dedicated to developing and preserving its living collections.
- Sharing knowledge: Val Rahmeh offers an incredible and unique landscape where visitors can wander and botanists can discover rare species. Wonder is the prelude to knowledge and helps to raise public awareness of nature conservation. It also hosts temporary exhibitions both indoors and outdoors.
- Training: Val Rahmeh welcomes student interns and apprentice gardeners.
- Research: Because of their importance and diversity, the Val Rahmeh collections are a useful reference for botanists and horticultural professionals.
The Jardin botanique Val Rahmeh-Menton is a member of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Museums network and part of the European Alcotra programme: “Nature and Culture for everyone”.