Exhibition: Bestiaire botanique

The Jardin des Plantes offers its visitors an exhibition and a discovery route, stretched over the Ecole de botanique, the Grandes Serres and the Jardin alpin. “Bestiaire botanique” (“Botanical bestiary”) is available until June 4th, 2018. In order to approach the plant world differently, the Jardin des Plantes partnered with illustrator Izumi Mattei-Cazalis to create drawings of plants which bear names of animals, in order to make them more accessible to a wider audience. For instance, the Alocasia macrorrhizos is also called "Elephant ear", because of its massive leaves which resemble the ear of the animal. Or the Phalaenopsis also known as the "Butterfly Orchid", because of the shape of its flowers which reminds one of the insect’s open wings. A chance for adults and children to explore a unique selection of plants, in a more entertaining way.

Exhibition “Bestiaire botanique”, from March 7th to June 4th, 2018.
The garden is open every day from 8a.m. to 7:45p.m.
The Galerie de botanique and the Grandes Serres are open from 10a.m. to 6p.m. except on Tuesday.
Free entrance.

Rooster © Izumi Mattei-Cazalis

Galerie de Botanique
10-18, rue Buffon
75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 79 56 01
Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10 or RER C), Censier Daubenton (line 7), or Jussieu (line 10).

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