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Want a bench in your name in Paris ?

Want a bench in your name in Paris ?

If you want to leave your imprint, as a person, couple, group of friends or even family, adopt a bench at Paris Garden of Plants (jardin des plantes) while protecting the nature at the same time.


All 255 (of which 140 single and 115 double) benches at the Jardin des plantes in Paris are covered in the program. More than half of these have already been picked up for adoption by individuals and organisations in a charitable act that helps the garden preserve nature. There are still more than a hundred benches still available for 'adoption'.These benches are a part of renovation of benches and other material structure such as dustbins, pots of plants etc. which have been designed in keeping with the natural aspect of the park and to promote lightness and transparency of material.


The single benches can be adopted for 1800€ and the double benches for 3600€. Any one-individual, enterprise, foundations, charitable organisations, trust or association can adopt the bench. The amount will be deductible from taxes (law favouring charity 1st August 2003). In recognition, a small plaque with engraving of names/s or a short message will be put on the bench. The funds this generated will be used towards the renovation of the ensemble of this historic garden including its galeries, Museum of the Man, Zoological park, material structure etc.



Jardin des Plantes

The Jardin des Plantes welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. It was initially created in the first half of the 17th century by the then King Louis XIII as a garden for medicinal plants on the site of Faubourg Saint-Victor with Bièvre running through it. It has been open to public since 1640 and as a base for National Museum of Natural History since 1793.

57 rue Cuvier, 2 rue Buffon, 36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01.
Open everyday from 07:30 AM- 07:45 PM in summer and from 08:00 AM- 05:30 PM in winter.
Metro: Austerlitz (line 5)/ Censier Daubenton (line 7)/ Jussieu or Austerlitz (line 10)
RER C: Austerilitz
Bus : 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 and 91


For further information on 'Adopt a Bench' program, write to:

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History)
Programme « Parrainez un banc »/ program "Adopt a Bench"
Florence Mahé-Dombis, responsable du Mécénat
57, rue Cuvier 75005 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 40 79 53 45
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