Image of the city of Jardin Anglais (English Garden)

Jardin Anglais (English Garden) - Geneva

Nicolas Meienberger
Nicolas MeienbergerPublié le 12 Août 2020

Planted by the lake in 1854 to visually improve the wooden harbour, this was the first English-style park in Geneva. In the heart of the English Garden, you’ll find the famous Flower Clock, made up of 12,000 kinds of flowers, and the National Monument commemorating Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation.

The English Garden is one of the most beautiful places to walk by the lake shore, and one of the liveliest parks in Geneva. Its paths are the perfect place for an idyllic stroll in the centre of the city. In the centre of the park, a giant bronze fountain offers refreshingly cool water to young and old.

Just a few metres from the lake shore is one of Switzerland’s most-photographed attractions: the famous Flower Clock.

Its motifs and floral arrangements change according to the season, to the delight of its visitors. Aside from its decorative value, the Flower Clock is also a symbol of Swiss accuracy, with the time being kept in sync by radio. One more important detail: at a length of 2.5 metres, its second hand is the longest in the world.

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