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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)

Dainty little rose

You dainty little rose seem nice and snug by the fence, as if keeping a kind eye on the herbs and the sprouts… And when evening falls, I picture you whispering stories to your rapt neighbours, in the quiet breeze… But tell me, what is your story? (text and picture by Guillaume).

Hidden Beasts

This is a photograph of a grasshopper hiding in the brambles and grass. I find this beautiful because it shows the garden is not only a set of plants but mostly an eco-system with actual harmony in it. (text and photo by Mathis)

Rabbit Ears


If you have a little walk in the garden behind Coriolis, you’ll just have to bend down to see a quite surprising plant. And no, those aren’t some genetically modified rabbit ears, but Stachys. You can recognize it by its look of course, but also by its softness that makes it so original and adorable! (text and photo by Clotilde)

Aster


When I was in the “Jardin Pontanique”, I was struck by this little flower. First, I though that my vision failed me. But after taking the flower in picture, there was no doubt on, this daisy is purple. Indeed it is an Aster, like a purple daisy. (text and photo by Loucas)

Where is it?

The garden sleuths (Max, Paul, Nadia, Alex, Hannes, Mathieu and others) are looking with scissors, shovels, secateurs and gloves to try to find the garden. We know it’s here somewhere, but after a summer of intense rain, a huge dome of weedy vines has taken over. Victory! Alex found a potato!

Rosemary

Rosemary is an aromatic plant often used to cook but which can also be used as a medicine. I didn’t know it had medicinal virtues so during the visit of the garden I discovered its  “hidden talent”. Actually, I chose Rosemary because I really appreciate its taste and I sometimes use some for cooking. Moreover, I think Rosemary looks really nice, I like the lovely violet flowers. (Photo and text by Marie).