Set up between 1863 and 1918 by Gaston Allard, the arboretum park, stretching across its 7 hectares, is a wonderful collection of plants where rare species and varieties of plants can be found in the numerous thermally acclimatised areas. At present the park consists of around 1500 taxa among the collections of oaks, conifers and small ornamental trees as well as an assortment of around 600 varieties of Hydrangea.
In 2000, the decision was made to reconstruct the central gardens which disappeared decades ago, and to install a collection of plants which are adapted to the town's sites to the benefit of Angers' gardening lovers. The park has grown and developed these 3 gardens (a fourth will be finished at the end of 2008) comprising a flora of over 15 000 plants. A wonderfully peaceful haven, where you can immerse yourself in an abundance of fragrances, shapes, textures and colours, in short, a place which possesses a soul. The park houses also a very beautiful collection of contemporary bronze statues from sculptor François Cacheux