Jardin Botanique et Exotique, Roscoff

A wonderful extravagance of plants overlooks the sea on the edge of Roscoff – the Jardin Botanique et Exotique de Roscoff. The garden started in 1986 when the Department bought a rock, the Roc d’Hievec, and two enterprising gardeners set to work – Daniel Person and Louis Kerdilès.

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Greenhouses are filled with wonderful, strange, exotic succulents.

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Plants from South Africa form about one third of the collection, and include these amazing proteas, as well as geraniums, flowering shrubs, lilies, and cactuses.

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Everything comes together in lush abundance.

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The woodland section is damp, cool, dark, with ferns everywhere, and a wonderful little iris which I last saw in South Africa.

Jardin Botanique et Exotique, Roscoff

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Grasses and flax plants are all over – marvellous.

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Jardin Botanique et Exotique, Roscoff

And the scene below could be South Africa

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Do visit if you are in Brittany! (Lots of pictures on The Enthusiastic Gardener.)
Further information
Jardin Botanique et Exotique and here

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