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Jardin des Cinq Sens

#2 of 5 things to do in Yvoire Features Animals
rue du Lac, 74140 Yvoire, France
+33 4 50 72 88 80
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
rue du Lac, 74140 Yvoire, France
+33 4 50 72 88 80
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens! Well worth the entrance fee! Really enjoyed wandering around the gardens looking at the wonderful variety of trees, shrubs and flowers.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here despite not really being gardeners. We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and the many plants, as well as the views of the castle and the lake. A very peaceful place to spend and hour or so. We particularly liked the perfumed area which...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

12 Euros for a little garden with a few flowers and plants which can be seen in 40 minutes in all? Sorry but this is a touristic scam! If entrance fee was 5 Euros ok. But 12 Euros for that is authorized theft! Just because...More

Thank incahueca
Manuella T, Responsable relations clients at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Sorry, but i think you haven't understand what this garden is not a place too see flowers. You received a map with all explanation isn't it ? Explore textures on the garden of touch, smell leaves (pineapple smell, coca cola smell, chewing-gum smell...) and flowers...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you are in Yvoire and appreciate nice flowers, flavours and more the “Garden of the 5 senses” is a must for you. My wife, at the beginning, was not so interested in entering, but I simply bought us three tickets and off we went....More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of Yvoire for us. The gardens are split up into sections for smell, taste, colour etc and were restored/created in the 1980's. The backdrop of the chateau is beautiful.

Thank Karen T
Manuella T, Responsable relations publiques at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you so much for your comment. It's a true encouragement to continue this living work for all the team. Manuella

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful day in April 2017. The entrance cost was €12 per adult which was a little expensive as there was not much to see (maybe the time of year didn't help as I imagine it is much more impressive in the...More

Thank Billiam121
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

An interesting, interactive garden for all ages. My children, 5 and 7, loved using all their senses. Tasting and smelling was their favorite. Clean bathrooms, plenty of benches.

Thank Staci W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is so much fun for everyone especially if you are a plant lover. Even the most amateur garderner can enjoy this and we never seem to leave without buying something. It gets busy be carefull the summer cna be a night mare but the...More

Thank Iainb293
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

When you are in this beautiful town you must visit these gardens. It's quite interactive, you can learn about plants and also touch and smell, which I found lots of fun. I have an ecology degree, so I was also impressed with their collection.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The garden is divided into 9 themed areas. If you have an interest in plants you will find the planting very instructive. For example, one area contains examples of many medicinal plants and the conditions they are used to treat. Another is a sensory garden...More

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