Jardin des Cinq Sens

Jardin des Cinq Sens, Yvoire: Hours, Address, Jardin des Cinq Sens Reviews: 4/5

Jardin des Cinq Sens
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Inspired by the poetic atmosphere of the medieval labyrinths, several intimate gardens with evocative names invite to discover plants with senses awaked : Garden of Touch, Garden of Smell, Cloister of medicinal plants, Alpine Meadow... 1,300 varieties vary over the seasons in this peaceful green setting open from April to October: perfumed roses, vegetable curiosities, foliage with amazing textures, fragrant plants collection... - Explanatory plan given to each visitor (many languages available) - Quiz offered to children - Guided tours program accessible through the website - Garden Remarkable label awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication
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lphill565561
13 contributions
May 2022
Lovely setting for a garden and good sentiment behind it though I thought the 5 senses idea unnecessary and perhaps stifled some planting opportunities. Very artistic and well thought out layout. Some beautiful plants and group plantings but on the whole too much bare soil. Excellent facilities for visitors.
Written May 21, 2022
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restaurant71
Nyon, Switzerland121 contributions
May 2016 • Family
How to turn the 10th anniversary of my granddaughter into an experience she (and her little guests) will remember for a long time? Visit the beautiful Jardin des cinq sens and give children (and adults) the opportunity to explore the hidden secrets of plants. Touch leaves and taste chewing gum, cola and curry. Or learn about the poisonous powers – or medical attributes – of flowers. This is a great way to go back to the sources. The place is nicely decorated and meticulously groomed, with a pathway that takes visitors through a maze of magnificent green spaces full of surprises. Make sure you take the guided tour so that you won’t miss out on any of the information. Or go on a fun quiz excursion that gives you the possibility to discover the many hidden treasures of nature on your own. Thanks to Thomas (the guide) for the wealth of knowledge he passed along… and for the patience he demonstrated with our ‘lively’ little group. Thank you also to Manuella (the host) for organizing delicious drinks and snacks in beautiful surroundings… and the kindness with which she helped us celebrate the anniversary. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Written June 14, 2016
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I am so happy to read your message ! Thank you so much for this. It was a preasure to welcome you. Hope you'll come again one day. Best regards. Manuella.
Written July 17, 2016
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Guy N
Portsmouth, UK240 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
My wife and I arrived at Yvoire aboard a wonderful paddle steamer that plies various small town ports around Lake Lemen, (we travelled from Nyon). The village is dominated by the Hotel Le Flots Bleu and the (silver coloured) spire of a wonderful old church which, I believe may be Russian. If you arrive as we did in August then the quaint little streets are a riot of colour with flowers tumbing over the buildings from window boxes and tubs. There are many very interesting arts and crafts on show, many commanding a very high price, but there are more affordable tourist items as well. Feeding the many visitors is obviously a priority and there are many very nice restaraunts. A local speciality is fillet of Perch (caught in the lake). This did not immediately appeal to me as I had often fished for these spiky little fish as a boy and could not immediately think of eating them! Nontheless my brother in law insisted and I took his recommendation. If you like fish, I hope you take mine - they are really delicious. However it is not an inexpensive choice so be prepared for a cost of approximately 26 euro per head for this dish! Overall a lovely place for a visit, a couple of hours wandering the arts and crafts vendors and a good lunch. Steam lovers and engineers should try to arrive on the paddle steamer as the brilliantly polished steam engine is the centrepiece of the ship and obviously well loved, gleaming brass and immaculate.
Written August 28, 2012
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Brads P
Bainbridge Island, WA2,404 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
To be honest there is not much to do in Yvoire, so this place sees some good business. You pay over 11 euros per person to see a very nice garden. Unless you live for plants and gardening I recommend using the money for a few beers or wine.
Written June 9, 2014
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lisachamonix
Chamonix, France95 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
10 euros at this time of year (October) not worth it. Not much flowering or sweet smelling. Nice trellising of fruit trees though.
Written October 5, 2012
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janpopovic
Le Grand Saconnex, Switzerland143 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
A nice set of fairly small gardens each offering a variety of plants and flowers attracting one of your senses. Open from 10am to 7pm, last entry at 6:30pm. You won't need more than 20-30 minutes to walk through. Contrary to what the name suggests, definitely not a labyrinthe. A family rate of EUR 25.50 or EUR 10 per adult is just way too much for the experience the place offers, unless maybe you are a botanics expert.
Written August 12, 2012
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Anneliesa W
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I loved these gardens! I can only assume the entrance fee (which is well worth it) keeps out the hoards, but that makes them all the more peaceful in busy Yvoire. The gardens are really well laid out and cared for and there are plenty of benches throughout where you can sit for a while and enjoy. The staff were really welcoming and there’s a great shop you can access even if you choose not to visit the gardens.
Written August 27, 2019
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Thank you very much for your commentary. We are so happy when our visitors enjoyed their visit. This project demands so many work ! But we do it with passion and love. Best regards.
Written August 29, 2019
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lDublin_IrelandDavid
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visit Yvoire in June which is a beautiful small village and definitely worth a visit. We paid a visit to these gardens which was €12 euro each (myself and my wife). After the visit, I think this was expensive. It is of medium interest with some interesting plants, mostly green and very few amazing flowers. The overall size of all the gardens are quite small. While it is a nice garden, we were not impressed and if we didn't visit the gardens, I don't feel we would have missed out
Written July 10, 2018
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JoDD45
Gingins16 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
I love visiting the Jardins des cinqs sense, no matter the time of year. When Yvoire is bustling with visitors, it's good to take an hour or so to relax in the gardens, admire the varied and attractive vegetation and hear the trickling of water and chirping of birds. A little piece of heaven.
A huge amount of love and care goes into the maintenance of the gardens and the staff are helpful.
There are good facilities available (toilets, shop).
It should be noted that the gardens are not enormous and can be fairly busy.
Definitely need to be visited!
Written July 17, 2012
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Susanplus3
Derby, UK179 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I don’t think we would have found this place unless we had a friend living across the lake. It’s very tucked away in the beautiful town of Yvoire. It’s quite remarkable just how much has been achieved on the site in such a relatively short time.
Unfortunately when we visited, it was an incredibly hot day, but I would love to return and spend more time there.
Written August 1, 2019
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