Venue hire

Privatising the Outdoor spaces at the Jardin des Plantes

This magnificent 26 hectare botanical garden in the heart of Paris can host your events in exceptional surroundings, in its galleries, gardens, glasshouses, or its amphitheatre.

The gardens

The Jardins de la Perspective (French-style Perspective garden): from the Place Valhubert to the Esplanade Milne Edwards
Five hectares of greenery in the heart of Paris! The unique perspective offered by this so-called “French garden”, with the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (Gallery of Evolution) as a backdrop, is the ideal place to hold a truly grand outdoor soirée. The spaces offer numerous possibilities, and can accommodate all kinds of events.

The Carrés (Perspective Squares)
The allées Georges Ville and Guy de la Brosse garden, in the centre of the Perspective squares, make up 2 areas, each with a surface area of around 600 m2. You can put up temporary structures there, as a complement to other spaces. Your guests can enjoy the lovely Carrés de fleurs (flowerbed squares) at a cocktail party or dinner.

The Esplanade Milne Edwards
This superb 3,000 m2 space located outside the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution can accommodate up to 3,000 people, depending on type of event. Facing the Jardins de la Perspective in the Jardin des Plantes, the Esplanade Milne Edwards offers an exceptional setting for garden parties, concerts, fashion shows, etc.

The Jardin d’été (Summer garden) and the Grandes Serres (Great Glasshouses)
The lawn running alongside the Grande Serre Tropicale (Tropical Greenhouse) is around 1,200 m2 and can accommodate a temporary structure for your receptions. In the evening, when the Grandes Serres are closed to the public, your guests will be able to slip away and discover the fabulous plant collections they house.

The Allée Cuvier
This haven of greenery of over 2,500 m2 (height depending on how the trees have been pruned), seemingly out of time and far away from the city, can accommodate temporary structures for fashion shows, showrooms, dinners, cocktail parties, etc.

The Square
For a symposium held at the Amphithéâtre Verniquet (the Muséum’s large lecture theatre), organise your cocktail lunch or dinner beneath a temporary structure. The Square’s 400 m2 area allows you to comfortably entertain up to 315 guests in a lovely tree-lined environment just steps from the amphitheatre.

Jardin des Plantes - Esplanade Milne Edwards

© MNHN - A. Truchelut

Jardin des Plantes - Défilé sur l'Esplanade Milne Edwards

© MNHN - C. Parapetto

Jardin des Plantes - Concert sur l'Esplanade Milne Edwards

© MNHN - E. Brudy

Jardin des Plantes - Défilé au Jardin d'Été

© MNHN - C. Parapetto

Jardin des Plantes - Structure temporaire au Jardin d’été

© M. Cohen

Jardin des Plantes - Installation d'une structure temporaire dans le square

© MNHN - E. Brudy

Jardin des Plantes - Allée Cuvier

© M. Cohen

Technical sheet

So that we may best satisfy your requirements on a case by case basis, please contact us directly.

Prices per day starting at:

  • Esplanade Milne Edwards: €20,000 excl. VAT
  • Jardin d’Été: €15,000 excl. VAT
  • Allée Cuvier: €12,000 excl. VAT
  • Square: €5,000 excl. VAT
  • The Carrés: €10,000 excl. VAT per Carré, as a complement to another space

Not included in the hire price:

  • Technical costs: organisation management, security, cleanup
  • Insurance costs
  • Cost of space occupation during the installation and dismantling of the structures
  • Reception costs (catering, tent, decorating, etc.)

Please note:
Any installation of a temporary structure is subject to registration with the Prefecture and carried out by the Muséum. The application must be sent 2 months before the event. Procedures for hiring outdoor venues and more detailed cost estimates upon request.