9th Botanical Days - Samoëns, to Your Spades!

9th Botanical Days - Samoëns, to Your Spades!



From Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 June 2017 between 9 AM and 7 PM.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Free access.


Jardin Botanique Alpin de la Jaÿsinia/Botanical alpine Garden la Jaÿsinia - 

La Jaÿsinia - 

74340 Samoëns

During the Botanical Days,our village and our exceptional alpine garden La Jaÿsinia (with its 5000 varieties of mountain flowers from all 5 continents), welcome you. All the natural beauties will be offered to you.

For more than a century, Samoëns has based its love and knowledge of alpine plants on La Jaÿsinia, its amazing alpine garden. It's as much a piece of its heritage as its natural environment and the village is proud to celebrate it every year with an event that has now been renamed "Samoëns, to Your Spades!".

This is the seventh year of the event and it will be marking the arrival of summer. Visitors and garden lovers are invited to experience something unique in La Jaÿsinia. Advanced gardeners and complete beginners can enjoy a range of unique experiences over the two-day event.

Guided tours are undoubtedly a "must" for anybody who is just starting to garden, and a great way to pick up a few tips.

The specialist workshops led by well-known experts will provide more in-depth knowledge or arouse your curiosity and interest in nature.

The garden is not cut off from its environment; instead, it reflects every detail of it. Check this out and take advantage of the knowledge of mountain guides by joining them on nature rambles or, if you prefer, stroll around the exhibition put together by local people of all ages at the media library. Their view of this gem reflects love and deep-seated connections with society at large here.

All these events will let you share in the Jaÿsinia experience, an experience designed and organised by the garden's creator, Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ, more than one hundred years ago.

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This alpine botanic garden was created in 1906 by Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ who founded La Samaritaine department store in Paris. It is an...

This is the ideal opportunity to wander the garden and discover all the secrets of the plants with the gardan guide.

Come and join our heritage guides to learn the secrets of the botanic garden.

Conference with Jean-Pierre Deshaires called "Dédé le Jardinier". On the theme of Plant Intelligence.

Macrophotography is an amazing technique used to highlight the wonderful world of plants and insects. Come and learn about the technique -...

Come and visit the exhibition presented by G. Gachignard.

Tales on botany in the heart of the Jaÿsinia Botanical Garden, by Jean-François Deffayet, our narrator of the Giffre Valley. In French only.

Usually closed to the public, the castel chapel in La Jaÿsinia will be open thanks to the Association "Les Amis des Chapelles".

Macrophotography is an amazing technique used to highlight the wonderful world of plants and insects. Your children will discover this...

Exhibition on "le Gros Tilleul" - our large Lime Tree.

Stories for children (from 5 years old ) on botany and nature.

An art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as soil, rock (stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves) from...

Many passionate exhibitors will come to share their passion.

Come and take part in the treasure hunt and learn to know in a funny way the flowers and plants.

A workshop for making a funny earth and seed man with hair that grows and grows,100% ecological!

Children and parents could not resist the temptation to visit our little farm ! Free. Pony riding : 4 euros.

In three exceptional places of the Village, come and find beautiful botanical decorations, carefully set up by the Espace Vert Service of...

Sept Mont Equitation offers you pony rides in the heart of the village of Samoëns

Come and discover the World of bees, by visiting their apiaries. Booking at the Tourist Office or on place (Tourist Office...

A conference presented by Mickaël Meynet on the mineral waters of Samoens with therapeutic virtues.

You would like to realize your own jewel in floral art ? Come and take part in the workshop proposed by Maddy, our Septimontaine florist....

Come and join Hervé. Our mountain guide will help you to discover edible and medicinal wild plants from our alpine pastures. He will...