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The Bamboo plantation in the Cevennes

Local name: La Bambouseraie en Cévennes

Bamboo plantation in Cevennes is a 12 hectare park in Provence, which presents about 200 varieties of bamboo. Established at the end of the 19th century, it gives the opportunity to see plants that live mainly in distant Asia on a daily basis.

The park was founded by botanist Eugen Mazel. In the second half of the nineteenth century, he traveled around China and other Southeast Asian countries seeking answers on how best to breed silkworms. He researched mulberry trees, but at the same time he was fascinated with bamboo. From his travels he brought seedlings that gave rise to today's park.

The plantation is divided into several parts. You can see here a bamboo maze, a Japanese alley with a replica of pagoda, greenhouses founded by Mazel, a bamboo grove and a Chinese palm grove. In addition to bamboos, other trees and shrubs grow in the park, including redwoods, tulip trees, ginkgo biloba, magnolias and camellias.


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    The Bamboo plantation in the Cevennes map
    Montsauve 55230140 Générargues , France