The Alpine Garden

Entry to the garden is free and a keeper is on duty every day during the season to welcome visitors (mid-June to the end of September).

Part of the garden and the footpath leading to it, have a northern exposure and thus are covered by several metres of snow in winter. For this reason, the garden is often inaccessible until mid June.

Jardin Alpin La Rambertia

The rock gardens take over the ground between the two “Dentaux” (teeth-like blocks of rock) and offer very varied exposure which allows us to choose the best-adapted places to meet the specific needs of the plants. The species are therefore not grouped according to their country of origin, except the “Himalayan” rockery which hosts a collection of plants from the Himalayas and occupies a part of the north-facing slope.

All the soil is very lime-rich and therefore favourable to lime-loving flora.  Plants needing an acid soil are difficult to maintain, despite adding heath and granitic sand.

In fine weather, it is a wonderful spot with a magnificent view over the Pre-Alpes, the Valais Alpes and the Bernese Oberland from one side and the Gruyère from the other.

Vue depuis le Dentau

The rock gardens take over the ground between the two “Dentaux” (teeth-like blocks of rock) and offer very varied exposure which allows us to choose the best-adapted places to meet the specific needs of the plants. The species are therefore not grouped according to their country of origin, except the “Himalayan” rockery which hosts a collection of plants from the Himalayas and occupies a part of the north-facing slope.

All the soil is very lime-rich and therefore favourable to lime-loving flora.  Plants needing an acid soil are difficult to maintain, despite adding heath and granitic sand.

In fine weather, it is a wonderful spot with a magnificent view over the Pre-Alpes, the Valais Alpes and the Bernese Oberland from one side and the Gruyère from the other.