RE-OPENS TODAY: Explore the gardens of Les Jardins Secrets

Connexion explores Les Jardins Secrets and talks to the owners. Pictured: Jardin de curie (c) Jardins-secrets.
Connexion explores Les Jardins Secrets and talks to the owners. Pictured: Jardin de curie (c) Jardins-secrets.

From tumbleweed farm to Jardin Remarquable – Connexion marvels at the extraordinary Jardins Secrets.

Welcome to Les Jardins Secrets

Les Jardins Secrets at Vaulx, Haute-Savoie, situated between Annecy and Aix-les-Bains really earns its classification as a Jardin Remarquable. It has been created by an artistic family who have dedicated the past forty years to its conception, and who continue to spend all their energy and time in caring for and continuing to innovate and design new areas.

Out of their collective imagination they have created a mosaic of twenty-five themed gardens where planting and architecture come together to give a sense of fantasy at every turn. There are both exterior and interior spaces which have Andalusian, Austrian, Indian, Swiss, Tunisian, Savoyard and many other influences. Everything has been created by the family themselves. 37,000 visitors come every year from all over France and abroad to visit this unique garden.

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The history of the gardens

Jarre jardin andalou (c) Jardins Secrets.jpg
Jarre jardin andalou (c) Jardins Secrets.jpg

The story began in 1980 when Alain and Nicole Moumen bought a tumbledown 18th century farm with four hectares of wood and meadowland as a base ...

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