Getting to the Jardin anglais
The Jardin anglais, the city's first English-style park
Located on the lakefront in front of the Jet d'eau, the Jardin anglais houses the famous Horloge fleurie (Flower Clock) as well as the National Monument erected in memory of Geneva's entry into the Swiss Confederation.
You can easily get to the Jardin anglais by bus. Discover all the information you need to organize your ride in complete comfort.
The Jardin anglais, a bucolic stroll
Between the famous Horloge fleurie (flower clock) and the National Monument, the Jardin anglais offers a real bucolic stroll.
At the heart of this park is the monumental fountain of the Four Seasons surrounded by ancient trees as well as its old bandstand which hosts numerous concerts on summer evenings.
The Jardin anglais is a unique location and is one of the most charming places to stroll on the Left Bank.
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A bit of history
The Jardin is the privileged witness of the evolution of the harbor at the end of the 19th century. The monumental fountain of the Four Seasons already sits in the middle of the park when the Mont Blanc Bridge, erected in 1862, appears. In 1869, the National Monument was inaugurated. The Jardin anglais has been further expanded and modified over the years.
The first park in the city to be composed in the English style with curved paths and trees planted free of alignment, the site originally called “the Promenade du Lac” became “the English Garden”.
In 1955, the place was decorated with the Flower Clock, which quickly became the most photographed monument in Geneva.
The Shuttle Boats:
You can also cross the lake on either side in a few minutes by taking the “Geneva shutte boats”.
With a hop-the-line ticket, you can go from the Jet d’eau to the Bains des Pâquis and the Bains des Pâquis to Genève Plage in no time.
The loading and unloading points of the shuttle boats are as follows: Molard, Eaux-Vives, Pâquis, Perle du Lac and Genève Plage.