Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Today In History; First Public Zoo Opens In Paris
1793: The Jardin des Plantes (garden of plants) opened in Paris, France on the left bank of the River Seine. Originally a medicinal herb garden, Jardin des Plantes today offers expansive displays of decorative plants, including hothouses, an extensive rose garden, and an alpine garden. It also features a maze and labyrinth and a zoo and aquarium.
Posted by Princessa at 6/10/2008 05:31:00 PM