Festival of Nature, May 16 & 17 in Paris
In the heart of Paris, those in pursuit of knowledge and beauty can visit the Jardin des Plantes. Free admission includes:-The original King’s garden (1640), a "formal" garden measuring over 500m-The Ecology Park, one of the oldest centres for research into plant ecology-The Alpine Garden, with 2000 high-altitude plants-The plots of the School of Botany, which organizes plants according to genus and family or according to their ecological environment-A maze that leads to the "Gloriette de Buffon," one of the world’s earliest metal buildings- A rose garden. www.mnhn.fr
Muséum National d' Histoire Naturelle presents the Festival of Nature, Saturday May 16 – Sunday May 17, 2009 at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Events, workshops and photo exhibition "Biodiversité, nos vies sont liées" (Biodiversity, our lives are interlinked) on the park railings.