Jardin Anglais, Geneva

Along the Geneva Lakeside is the beautiful Jardin Anglais, read English Garden. I won’t be wrong if I call the whole of Switzerland, ‘a garden’ and this Jardin Anglais is a garden within a garden. It boasts of 6500 flowering plants, yes 6500! Due to time constraints we could take just a short stroll inside. The memorable part of the trip was the sight of a floral clock at the entrance to this garden.

Horloge Fleurie, this large floral clock was created in 1955. It is a symbol of tribute to Switzerland’s watch making tradition. The mathematical details of this clock are mind boggling. It is 15.7m in circumference, dia. of 5m; the second hand is 2.5m long and has the reputation of being the longest second hand in this planet. The clock gets a new look each season with different combinations of flowering plants and shrubs.

Tourists were crowding around this unique clock to get themselves framed with this clock. I waited patiently and I was lucky to get the clock for a few seconds all to myself for photography.

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33 Responses

  1. Nisha says:

    Very beautiful. Even I have visited this place and have some photos on my blog. 🙂

    Nisha – Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

  2. Liebe Indrani,

    diese Blumenuhr in Genf ist ein einziges Blumenmeer. Schön, dass Du es auf einem Foto mitgenommen hast…

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  3. That is so beautiful! The flower selections are so perfect for this presentation. Mesmerizing! I am glad you got the shot!

  4. Titanium says:

    The colors in this flower-clock are so vivid! Beautiful shot, Indrani.

  5. Sylvia K says:

    I do agree with you that the whole of Switzerland is a garden! It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to! Your captures for the day are glorious, Indrani! The clock is awesome! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


  6. Reminds me of clock in lalbagh .Nice capture .

  7. Pietro says:

    Beautiful picture, Indrani! I've been near that floral clock! 🙂

  8. Nisha says:

    @Team G Sq,
    Lalbaugh clock is very recent compared to this one. 🙂

    Nisha – Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

  9. Mighty flowers in a clock face.

  10. Ash says:

    Lovely! I've seen something a little similar in Hyderabad.

  11. simply lovely indrani. sights like this appeal to me a lot.

  12. Great display of flowers and a lovely tribute to the watchmakers of Switzerland.

  13. George says:

    You got a great picture of the clock. We saw a floral clock near Niagara Falls, and it was almost impossible to get a picture without lots of other people in it.

  14. Pradeepa says:

    That is a lovely flower clock.

  15. Krishna says:

    wonderful information with photos

  16. Anu says:

    too beautiful!!!

  17. The Clock is really unique. During Onam celebrations they put out Rangolis with flower petals. May be they could place a clock like this in the middle. Beautiful!

  18. Frans54 says:

    That is a very nice watch (but I would not like to wear it 😉 )

  19. Bikramjit says:

    This is beautiful and indeed a great tribute to the watch makers of switzerland..
    Amazing .. thanks for sharing ..


  20. Carver says:

    What a beautiful garden. I've heard of telling time with the sun but a clock made of flowers is so original.

  21. EG Wow says:

    I very much like the colours of the flowers they've chosen!

  22. Babli says:

    Very nice and colourful clock.

  23. radha says:

    Very nice. I saw a floral clock recently too at Edinburgh.

  24. It is beautiful and very interesting, I can see why it gets so much attention from the tourists. I'm glad you got a few seconds to photograph so you could show us this floral timepiece.

  25. chubskulit says:

    Such a beautiful clock garden.

    Unknown flower

  26. Beautiful clock flowers!

  27. Denise says:

    I would love to go to Switzerland again after hearing about all those beautiful flowers. I was too young the last time to really appreciate them. Your photo of the flower clock is magnificent.

  28. It's beautiful.

    Hope you'd find time to visit me here.

  29. Francisca says:

    What a fabulous flower clock!

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