The arboretum of Jonzac

Arboretum du mail de seugne to jonzac

First, Arboretum means “a place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes » (definition from Merriam Webster)

Located at Mail du Seugne, the arboretum of Jonzac offers approximately 8 hectares of nature that stretch along the Seugne, the river that calmly winds its way through the thermal town.
Accessible from Gambetta Avenue (near the playground) or from the fishing house located on rue des pierrières, the arboretum is planted with a wide variety of endemic trees and shrubs (native to the region) or from faraway origins. The plants have signs showing their name, family and origin. The plantation is organized into several zones: orchard, oak grove, etc.

This preserved area is one of Jonzac lungs where sensible mowing is required and offers paths through the species present. Near the river and the fishing pond reserved for children, many plants are also growing, among them Comfrey, Aquatic Mint and Water Iris.
It is also in this wild and tamed area that one of Jonzac insect hotels is located, as well as the hives that supply Jonzac honey that is available for sale at the tourist office.
The Mail de Seugne also hosts a health trail where many athletes come to do their jogging, which can drive them to the poplar plantations (near the recreational park) almost without ever using a paved road. Geocaching enthusiasts also know that a hidden place should be visited in this haven of peace.

Guided tours of the Jonzac arboretum are organized from spring to autumn by the tourist office. They are an opportunity to discover the usefulness of various species, their origin, their characteristics, the usage of their fruits or flowers.

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