The Garden Flora

The garden is situated at alpine level and plays host to around a thousand different species of which more than half belong to the Swiss flora, and  the Alpes in general, however many come from the alpine zone of other European mountain ranges (Pyrenees, Carpathian, Caucasus) and other continents (Asia, North America), and some rare species from the southern hemisphere.

The first flowers open as soon as the snow melts in May or June, but it is in July that the flowers are most abundant.

The following genera are represented by interesting collections:

Achillea, Androsace, Campanula, Dianthus, Gentiana, Leontopodium, Primula, Ranunculus, Rhododendron, Salix and Saxifraga.