La glycine de l'Hôtel de Ragueneau © Archives municipales de Bordeaux

The wisteria from the Hôtel de Ragueneau, a link between the Archives of the past and those of the future.

Wysteria Sinensis

La glycine de l'hôtel de Ragueneau au printemps © Archives municipales de Bordeaux

Most commonly known by the name wisteria, this climbing plant originates from China.

Planted at the beginning of the 1860s when the City purchased the Hôtel de Ragueneau, this honorable old lady enchants walkers each spring with its flowers and perfume.

In June 2012, the association Arbres remarquables, bilan, recherches, études et sauvegarde (ARBRES) (Remarkable trees, overview, research, studies and safeguard) awarded the City of Bordeaux with the label Arbre remarquable de France (Remarkable tree of France) for the work it had accomplished, taking the greatest care to maintain and preserve the wisteria.

Link to the association ARBRES: http://www.arbres.org

A link with the new Archives building

When the first stone of the new Archive hall was laid on May 24 2013, the mayor planted a cutting of the Hôtel de Ragueneau’s wisteria, symbolizing the identity of the Archives.

Pose de la première pierre du nouveau bâtiment le 24 mai 2013 © Archives municipales de Bordeaux

To see more pictures of the wisteria

To visit the picture gallery of wisteria at the Hôtel de Ragueneau: click here


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