La Bambouseraie d’Anduze

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The bamboo grove in the Cévennes (also known as Bambouseraie Prafrance) is an exotic garden located in Générargues.

The Bambouseraie was created in 1856 by Eugène Mazel, a Cévennes native passionate about botany. As a young orphan, he is entrusted to his maternal uncle, a rich shipowner from Marseilles. When the latter dies, he inherits a fortune that he puts at the service of his passion for horticulture and natural sciences.

Unique in Europe by its dimensions, the bamboo plantation is in an estate of 34 hectares (the park, the only part open to the public, covers only 15 hectares). It contains bamboos planted from 1856 by Eugène Mazel.

It is a park open to the public, which includes:
– a forest of giant bamboos;
– the bambousarium: features a selection of different species of bamboos present on the site on a small area;
– a garden of Japanese inspiration;
– a maze;
– a Laotian village;
– the Dragon valley: this Japanese garden created in 2000 (Year of the Dragon), extends over 15,000 m2 and is based on the principles of Feng Shui;
– greenhouses built in 1860 by Eugène Mazel;
– a floral garden;
– the garden of the Bassins d’Eugène;
– a garden center (sales of bamboos and many other plants) in free access;
– a large boutique
– a snack shop during summer.

The bamboos thrive in this site which enjoys a climate very favorable to their culture and form a veritable jungle. This park served as the setting for the filming of several films, including Le Salaire de la peur and Paul et Virginie.

The bamboo plantation became a Remarkable Garden in 2005 and is listed on the list of historical monuments.

Contacts & Details

552 Prafrance 30140 Générargues

Sunday:

09:30 – 19:00

Monday:

09:30 – 19:00

Tuesday:

09:30 – 19:00

Wednesday:

09:30 – 19:00

Thursday:

09:30 – 19:00

Friday:

09:00 – 19:00

Saturday:

09:30 – 19:00