Walk between the metallic hot houses of Auteuil

Walk between the metallic hot houses of Auteuil

"Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil": A botanical garden set within a major greenhouse complex located at the southern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement, near Roland Garros tennis courts.
The site first served as a botanical garden in 1761 under Louis XV. Today’s greenhouses were constructed 1895-1898 under the direction of Jean-Camille Formigé (1845-1926).
Today the greenhouses produce about 100,000 plants per year for the interior decoration of municipal buildings. Exhibition greenhouses contain palm trees, succulents, and tropical collections.
Source: wikipedia

Posted by Sokleine on 2013-05-05 15:20:59

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