History

 

Missions

RESPECT

Ban the use of all synthetic chemical products

PRESERVE

Assemble and expand rare and diverse collections and make our botanical inventories available

STUDY

Involve scientists in the study of biodiversity – ornithological, entomological, and botanical

RAISE AWARENESS

Raise public awareness of ecology and the preservation of the botanical heritage

TRAIN

Train interns and apprentices and transmit our botanical know-how

 

Collections

Magnolia

The Arboretum brings together a collection of nearly 400 Magnolias, starting flowering at the end of March, reach their peak in April. This collection has been recognised nationally by the CCVS.

Cypress

The Arboretum’s rich variety of Cypresses has earned it the status of "National Collection", awarded by the CCVS.

Heather

Carpets of heather bloom throughout the Arboretum from March to June and from August to October. They colour the undergrowth with their pink, white, mauve, and salmony tones.

Spruce

The Arboretum’s rich variety of Spruces has earned it the status of "National Collection", awarded by the CCVS.

Oak

The Arboretum has about 250 mostly American oaks. This collection is certified nationally by the CCVS.

Fir

The Arboretum’s wide variety of fir trees has earned it the status of "National Collection", awarded by the CCVS.

Rose

More than 800 old roses are on show, a must-see site on famous "Route de la Rose". Their blooms along with their colours and perfumes will delight your senses from mid-June to mid-July.

Stewartia

The Stewartias collection offers delightful blooms at the end of the summer. Its richness will soon earn it certification by the CCVS as a "National Collection".

Dogwood

The Arboretum features 500 Chinese and American Dogwoods whose blooms can be enjoyed from May to June. This collection is recognised by the CCVS.

Pine

The Arboretum’s wide variety of pines has earned it the national recognition of the CCVS.

Wildlife

 

Birds

More than a hundred bird species are listed at the Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères.

The non-use of chemical products allows them to find refuge in this haven of peace.

Insects

The Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères has always been maintained organically, without any synthetic chemical products.

Today it is a major site of entomological biodiversity.

600 species of insects are regularly identified.

Amphibians

The arboretum’s numerous pools and ponds are home to a variety of amphibians.

Their croaking and jumping delight young and old alike.

Inventory Ongoing