Some facts and figures

Statistics, ratios and indicators


Region, department, cityTop
Region Pays de Loire
Surface size of the région 32 000 km²
Department Loire Atlantique
Surface area of the department 6 980 km²
Address 2 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
Cp 44094 cedex 1
Tel +33 240 419 000
Fax +33 240 419 239
Mayor Johanna Rolland
Deputy Mayor in charge of plans "landscape and patrimony" Cécile Bir
Deputy Mayor in charge of squares parks and gardens. Fabienne Padovani
Deputy Mayor in charge of allotments Pierre-Yves Lebrun
Number of inhabitants 293 234
Surface area of the municipality 6 519 ha
Surface area of listed wooded areas 332 ha (PLU)
Land where no building is permitted 867 ha
Urban density (number of inhabitants per km2) 4 498 hab/km²
Ronan Dantec
Thomas Quero
Pierre-Yves Lebrun

EmployersTop
Director Jacques Soignon
Total number of employees 479
Management department 15
Subdiv. west 78
Subdiv. Nord 94
Subdiv. South and Est 114
Conservatory biodiversity 42
Horticutural productions 33
Maintenance 27
Landscape design 10
Educational animation 10
Surveillance 42
Ditching 14

FinancesTop
Operating budget 2016 22 Mio EUR
Including personal budget 2016 19 Mio EUR
Investment expenditures 2016 3 Mio EUR
Investment budget 18 Mio EUR

Public green areasTop
Total surface area maintained by the Parks & Gardens and Environment Department (Seve) 1 095 ha
Number of intervention points 1 458
Green area / inhabitant 37 m²
Parcs and publics gardens 232 ha
Surface area of natural areas 213 ha
Walks 46 km
Flowery surfaces 3 ha
Green area private public + water / surface city 41 %

TreesTop
Trees parks and gardens 100 000 u
Avenue trees 27 000 u
Species used along avenues 192
Manual management 2 236 u
Mecanical management 2 428 u
Planting avenue trees 2011 306 u
Felling trees 2011 204 u
Planting shrubs / year 35 000 u
Canopy 1 020 ha
Trees public private Nantes 293 000 u
Flowering trees 4 000
Surface area of listed wooded areas 340 ha (PLU)

PlaygroundsTop
Number of playgrounds 501
Urban furniture 7 413
Sport field equipment 133
Paddling pools 20

Plants productionTop
Production of trees 736
Production of shrubs 31 000
Production of ornamental plants 651 500
Chrysanthemums 4 100
Green plants 10 500
Surface nursery 9 ha
Surface greenhouse production 3 700 m²
Surface tunnel greenhouse 3 500 m²
Surface production flowering plants 13 503 m²
Surface production chrysanthemums 2 500 m²
Number of public places flowers 226

DecorationTop
Loans shrubs 3 765
Basket summer 278
Basket winter 195
flower Arrangement 4 565 u

Allotments gardensTop
Sites 37
Number of allotments 1 109
Surface area allotments 14 ha

Plants collectionsTop
cacti and succulents 3 800
epiphytic plants 2 000
rose bushs 1 580
armorican flora 1 400
utilitarian tropical plants 725
perennial plants 900
camellia 1 110
iris 667
magnolia 550
hollies 107
oak trees 70
armorican flora seed library 1 900 accessions
library 2 164 books
plaster fruits 269
herbarium 2 500
picture library 15 000

AttendanceTop
La folie des Plantes 40 450
Jardin des plantes /year 2 000 000
Tour of greenhouses Jardin des plantes 3 399
Tour of tropical greenhouses 3 151
Procé Park /year 850 000
Versailles Island /year 850 000
Waste collection / year 3 500 m³

Activity with schoolsTop
Number students welcomed Maison de l'Erdre 1 965
Number students welcomed Chantrerie farm 2 543
Number students welcomed Grand Blottereau 1 494
Number students welcomed Jardin des plantes 954
Tropique école 965

AwardsTop
1969 First flower floral award
1970 Second flower floral award
1971 Third flower floral award
1977 First prize for camping grounds in bloom
1979 Creation of the Fourth Flower Prize by the City Beautification Committee, awarded to Nantes
1980 European Competition of Cities in Bloom
1988 Four flowers
1991 Four flowers
1994 Four flowers
1995 Grand Prize for Trees
1996 Community Territoria Prize awarded to Nantes for its SIFU system
1997 Four flowers
2000 Four flowers
2003 Four flowers
2003 Eurocities Award Parc potager des Crapaudines
2006 Grand Prize for Flower Displays
2009 Four flowers
2010 European Green Capital 2013
2010 Award of Excellence Rose Garden for Beaujoire floral park rose garden
2011 Global Green City Award by Global forum on human settlements
2012 Four flowers
2016 Botanic garden recognised as an International Camellia Garden Of Excellence
2016 Four flowers
2017 Second in the top 10 of the greenest cities in France