AN UNIQUE GARDEN
TO VISIT IN HAUTE-SAVOIE
Between the two large alpine lakes of Annecy and Aix-les-Bains, come and discover les Jardins Secrets, a surprising garden for all.
A 7000 m² mosaic of gardens, lounges, patios, galleries and arbours turn the place into an unique and bucolic site where the creativity of a passionate family is revealed.
A must-see garden, live the experience…
A family story
This garden is a life’s work. In 1980, Nicole and Alain Moumen buy an old farm in the middle of the countryside. The couple, helpt by their 3 daugthers, restores the old farm and starts to create a first garden, very simple to start with, for the family’s own use.
Driven by their instinct, they worked every day, in an empirical and spontaneous way, without any plan in mind but with passion.
They never intend to open their gardens to the public, but, hidden behind their high wall, the gardens are intriguing and appealing.
So Alain and Nicole decide to open their gardens to the visitors in 1994.
A surprising world
Today, visitors can discover an unique place made of several small different gardens over 7000m².
A mosaic of patios, galleries, lounges… which put together natural materials, flowers and water.
The creativity of this family is revealed through this puzzle of gardens with different influences and inspirations: tusisian, indian, swiss, autrichian…
They used a large variety of materials like copper, clay and wood sculptures, mosaics, pebble, tiles… A wonderful handmade work!
Flora and fauna
For Nicole, the gardner, “gardnening is adapting to nature”.
So she chooses flowers an plants whitch adapt to the climate and the environment in which they grow.
Depending on the gardens and the seasons, flowers are discreet or luxuriant and become an accessory for the architecture.
Thanks to an eco responsive management, the Jardins Secrets
support a rich variety of insects and small animals, butterfly, bees, eartworms, which contribute to the good health of the garden.
Open every day
Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Adult 8,80 €
Young 12 to 18 years old, students 7,00 €
Children from 4 to 12 years old 4,50 €
Disabled persons 4,50 €
Family Pack 24,00 €
2 adults and 2 children from 4 to 12 years old
Children under 4 years old free
A self guided tour over 7000m² with a presentation film of 13 minutes subtitled in english. A leflet of the whole visit is available in english, german, dutch, italian and spanish.
You can stay anytime you want. The average time for the visit is between 1h30 and 2hr, depending on your interest.
But you can stay more if you want to take a light meal or a drink.
Thanks to indoor lounges and covered spaces the visit is still enjoyable.
Children Suitable for children from 4 years old. For the youngest, it is more confortable with a baby carrier.
Free car park and picnic aera.
You can enjoy refreshments and our two 2 specialities :
oriental doughnuts and mint tea (depends on the day).
you can have a light meal in the gardens from 5th july to 23th august.
2 menus composed with local products and homemade food. (13€ and 17€)
You can find a large choice of handmade craft, small decoration gifts, beauty products, postcards and stationery, fragrance and soaps, local products and other delicacies…
CB and cash accepted
They are allowed but on a leash.
minimum 20 PERSONS
Discover les Jardins Secrets with personalized visits and welcom for each group.
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In order to give you the best welcome, thank’s to contact us to know the available times.