The first plantations in La Bambouseraie date from 1856, when Eugène Mazel began to acclimatize exotic species from North America, Japan and the Himalayas. His passion for the vegetable world was such that the collection of bamboos, conifers, elm and oak was soon widely-known to the experts of the day.
As of 1902, the Nègre family took charge of the park, converting it onto what it is today: an unexpected and surprising stroll through Asia.
From the entrance, the different types of bamboos flood the park to form forests and avenues that accompany us throughout the garden. A typical Laos village, with its raised houses, paddy fields and gardens; greenhouses, built in the mid-19th century and hosting temporary exhibitions of plants, bonsais and aquatic plants; the labyrinth of bamboos and the Dragon Valley, a beautiful lake built to commemorate the Chinese year of the Dragon in 2000.
Furthermore, La Bambouseraie is also an open-air museum and a place for meeting and exchanging ideas on and about nature. It is a garden that, without a doubt, deserves a visit.