Jardin des flocons verts

The Jaÿsinia Alpine Botanical Garden

Listed as one of France's remarkable gardens with some 2,500 species, the Jaÿsinia Alpine Botanical Garden located in Samoëns is a feast for the eyes! And even more so if you have a keen eye!


From Les Carroz it takes about 35 minutes to reach Samoëns via the D6 and then the D4.

A little history

In 1906, Samoëns resident Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ, the founder of La Samaritaine, purchased the land where she kept her flock of sheep and created a botanical garden there. In 1936, management of the garden was entrusted to the Samoëns National Museum of Natural History, which founded a research laboratory that included a herbarium.

3 km of bucolic promenade

The Jaÿsinia garden is carved on a mountainous piste, its zigzag path, a little sportive, will lead you to a vantage point that will allow you to take in all of the village of Samoëns.

Gentianes, edelweiss and other plants from cold and mountainous areas of the world... Sharpen your senses and discover more than 2,500 species of mountain flowers spread over 37,000 hectares!

Useful information

  • From 1/5 to 30/9: open 7 days a week from 8h to 12h and from 13h30 to 19h
  • From 1/10 to 30/4: open 7 days a week from 8h to 12h and from 13h30 to 16h30
  • Closed during the snow-cover period

What do visitors say?

"Be careful, it's a difficult climb!! Pretty garden mixing diverse and varied species from the region! A winding path, dotted with pretty natural surprises, lead you to the vantage point... Once you reach the top, you can refresh yourself from the spring after that little climb! "

Loli2967 - September 2016 - Tripadvisor