English Garden (Jardin Anglais)
- Type: Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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When you tire of the cosmopolitan flurry of the city, head a few blocks east of Old Town to the Jardin Anglais, or English Garden. This pretty little park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of central Geneva, and the panoramas of Lake Geneva are spectacular (not to mention the views of the Jet d'Eau without the crowds).
However, the main reason to make a stop at the garden is to see the Flower Clock (Horloge Fleurie). This massive functioning clock -- which pays homage to Geneva's most lucrative craft -- is made from more than 6,000 different types of flowers and measures a whopping 16.4 feet in diameter. The design changes every year and, according to experts, each new look is just as beautiful (if not more) than the last.
The Jardin Anglais is open every day, and admission is free. If you want to beat the crowds, recent visitors recommend stopping by earlier in the morning or in the evening.