As part of its efforts to make Paris greener, almost eight hectares of natural spaces have opened in different areas of the city. The aim of the initiative is to promote "greening" and offer people new spaces for relaxation or games.
The new green areas promote biodiversity, and contain fruit trees and plants that are native to France. One garden, Jardin Élisabeth Boselli Porte de Versailles, is a landscaped garden that offers an area of relaxation in the heart of the busy district that hosts Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and the Dôme de Paris. It has pedestrian and cycle routes among its cultivated fields and meadows, and is named after to Élisabeth Boselli, who was born in Paris in 1914 and was the first female fighter pilot.