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 10th 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.
Conference with Jean-Pierre Deshaires called "Dédé le Jardinier". On the theme "how to garden with insects".
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 "La Jaÿsinia" will now be open thanks to the Association "Les Amis des Chapelles".
Macro photography 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.
A family spectacle with music and stories about flowers, vegetables and gardens. In French only.
A live radio broadcast with numerous interviews.
Samoëns media library offers a selection of books about insects and botany for children and adults.
Maddly, a Samoëns florist from "a flower told me", will teach you how to plant seeds, so that you can grow flowers to feed the bees. You...
Clémence Merono, Nature Animator at the Center de la Nature Montagnarde, will present a lively conference on the vital symbiosis between...
Come and discover the World of bees, by visiting their apiaries. Booking at the Tourist Office or on place (Tourist Office...
Clémence Merono, Nature Animator at the Center de la Nature Montagnarde, will test the altiude plants by trying out experiments for this...
Mickael Meynet, actor of the cultural of Samoëns, will tell the epic story of the Genevois brothers Deluc on the conquest of Mont Buet, a...