The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles

Created in 1979, the National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles aims to preserve the biodiversity in the Mediterranean area and its many endangered plant species. A mission that it has been pursuing for over 30 years.
By Justine Fiordelli

Located in Hyeres, sponsored by the state and governed by the Port-Cros National Park, the National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles has a major and important role related to the protection of biodiversity in the island’s traditional Provençal landscapes and its 700 varieties of Mediterranean fruit trees. Since 1979 it has been developing this diverse mission and today it also cover the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Alpes-Maritimes, Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse: a vast territory covering no less than 47,000 km²!

In order to carry out its objectives and cover the whole territory as much as possible, the National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles has progressively set up multiple antennas located in different cities including Antibes, Avignon and Montpellier. On-site, teams of botanists work directly with locals and study both the distribution of plants and conservation issues. Between the cold room and freeze-drying laboratory, the National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles today conserves more than 1,800 species and subspecies, and also makes available to the public an important database listing more than 2 million plant observations. Which encourages the sharing of knowledge and supports the preservation of the native flora!

The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory in Porquerolles
34 Avenue Gambetta

83400 Hyères

Tel: +33 (0)4 94 16 61 40
www.cbnmed.fr
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
Mission: preserve the biodiversity of Mediterranean landscapes!
DR, National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles s
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
Mission: to preserve the biodiversity of Mediterranean landscapes!
DR, National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
The National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles
Mission: to preserve the biodiversity of Mediterranean landscapes!
DR, National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles

Latest articles

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

The star of the summer, ice-cream refreshes the palette of all gourmets throughout the season. A little treat that master ice-cream maker Olivier Perrière adapts across more than 70 flavors, including this delicious traditional recipe with a scent of the South, that spotlights Provence’s ubiquitous “blue gold.”
The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

Within an age-old park, close to Gigaro beach, the Château de Valmer charms with its allure of a bourgeois residence from the 50s. This sumptuous hotel has managed to maintain an authentic appeal through a subtle combination of tradition and glamour.
Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Originally from Paris, and today resident of Marseille, fashion designer Christina Sfez has been creating, since 2011, sublime wedding dresses with a bohemian spirit. Designs that she carefully makes in her workshop on the Cours Julien, to the delight of future wives with a retro style.