A tale
of friends and partners

The history of the Bambouseraie en Cévennes, goes back 160 years. It is the reflection of the passion of women and men, attached both to the environment and the performing arts and its amazing possibilities, inspiring the artists of today and tomorrow, over and over again. A place packed with history, but resolutely modern and forward-reaching.

Bambouseraie en Cévennes is the result of one determined man: Eugène Mazel! A passionate lover of horticulture and the natural sciences, he first began planting on the site of the Bambouseraie en Cévennes, in 1856: first acclimatising exotic species from China, Japan North America and the Himalayas….

The perpetuation of collections and the enormity of the hundred-year-old trees combine to create extraordinary landscape unity.

The Bambouseraie’s plantation policy incorporates ornamental concerns, rarity of species, short or long-term renewal, necessary diversification and water requirements.

Our growing techniques are all based on development and protection of biodiversity. The Bambouseraie is managed according to the rules of integrated organic protection (zero phyto).

KEY MOMENTS IN HISTORY

1902
Acquisition of the site by Gaston Nègre
1956
A severe frost wipes out most of the site’s plants – Only the bamboo plants and trees survive
2000
In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Erik Borja presents his Dragon Valley project
1902
1953
1956
1977
2000
2006
1953
Maurice and Janine Nègre open the park to the general public and host a film shoot, “The wage of fear”
1977
Muriel Nègre inherits the estate
2006
The park celebrates its 150th anniversary

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