33 Avenue de la Gare – 67150 ERSTEIN
+33 (0)7 49 72 28 17


Located in Erstein, in the fertile Plain of Alsace, Canop’Terre is a centre for biodiversity created in 2016, devoted to the observation, experimentation and transmission of knowledge and techniques of agroecology and permaculture.
It’s also an association featuring professionals, about twenty active volunteers and over 200 members. Its goal is to support the local area’s ecological transition, by welcoming the general public, including schoolchildren, families, professionals and associations.
The educational garden covers half a hectare and includes diversified areas for growing fruit trees (90 species), edible plants, medicinal plants, dye plants and aquatic plants. A conservatory for heirloom varieties of tomatoes and other vegetables also serves as a meeting place where cultural and artistic events are held, such as shows, concerts and exhibitions.
The little barefoot trail is a place where you can reconnect with nature, using all of your senses. The semi-underground greenhouse protects seedlings from frost, while the educational pond serves as a reminder of the importance of water for all living organisms. The garden is autonomous in terms of water and electricity, reflecting a commitment to a sparing use of resources. The dye plant square and workshops enable visitors to discover and experiment with plant pigments.

Surface area

5 000 m2


Participation and festive event for “Encounters in the Gardens” (1 and 2 June 2024).
Paid courses and workshops, participatory worksites with registration required.
Cultural events promoted in newsletters and on social media.

Other / Special features

  • Accès facile en train (10mn à pieds de la gare d’Erstein)
  • Dry toilets
  • Member of the ARIENA (Regional Association for Nature and the Environment in Alsace)
  • Member of the “Terre et Humanisme” network (inspired by Pierre Rabhi)
Terre et Humanisme

Opening Hours

Saturday mornings from 10 to noon from 20 April to 26 October: discovery of the garden (open donation), little seasonal market, encounters with volunteers.
Other activities according to published programmes or by appointment.
Groups: Guided tours and themed workshops by appointment.
School groups: Educational tours and activities about nature, the environment and sustainable development by appointment.


Open to the public on Saturday mornings: open donation.
Other activities (group tours, workshops, etc.) according to programme or on the basis of an estimate.
Annual membership: individual €10 / family (2 adults and 2 minor children) €20.

On site


Individual tour

Group tour




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