Category Archive: Non classé

Spring lights

When I went to the garden, it was almost all green with very few bright colors and the weather was cloudy. Those daffodils were at the top of the school’s logo, and their glowing color was splendid; they were lighting up the garden. Text and photo by Scenwan.

Pollination

A beautiful purple crocus of the botanical garden is being pollinated by a little bee in the middle of winter, in February. Besides, we can even see some shiny sparkles on the abdomen of this little bee. Text and photo by Yann.

Almost at home

I do really love this overview of the garden. Rosemary and lavender in the foreground, sun and blue sky behind all that. It makes me forget that we are so close to Paris. Here, I almost feel like at home and it feels really good. – Text and photo by Jeanne

Crocuses

This year spring is early and I have enjoyed looking for shoots and flowers. I saw a lot of small flowers blooming and they have the most beautiful colors. Those purple, orange and white ones were hidden and appeared when I bent over to smell a plant, truly revealing their beauty. – Text and photo by Valentine

Dandelion

In this little garden, plants are growing and exploding with their splendid colors. But one of them hasn’t hesited to impose its law. He seems quite asleep even if he governs the box. Royal, arrogant and a bit snobbish, the dandelion was perfectly at his place, alone in its box! – Text and picture by Mathilde G


Spoiling our bird friends

Inspired from work done in the English course, Preserving Biodiversity with James Cox, the garden has some more hardscape to attract bird and insect pollinators. Great job by Antonin, Guillaume, Julien, Thibaut and more…

New bird houses and insect hotel in the landscape by Antonin and Julien
More in detail.

Research project

We had a first meeting with the UPEC geography students who are interested in doing research around the Jardin pontanique. They are studying the campus and more specifically the jardin from socio-geographic point of view. Thanks for thinking of us!

SeedMoney campaign

Our campaign to raise money for the garden goes out today until December 15. Every little bit helps! https://donate.seedmoney.org/5905/jardin-pontanique

Rosemary

What a surprise to find such a beautiful rosemary in the Jardin Pontanique. As I come from the South of France, I am used to finding rosemary in arid lands, which this garden is not. Yet, it was in very good form, maintaining pretty little blue flowers, and giving of a wonderful smells. (text and photo by Titouan)

Asters

These are asters, my favorite flowers from the garden. Indeed, I was astonished by the contrast between the cloudy sky, the green of the garden and the color of these flowers, which make them really beautiful. (photo and text by Eloïse)