If you're at the Jardin Anglais and aren't sure what time it is, there's an unusual and pretty way to tell the time. Constructed to celebrate Switzerland's long watch-making tradition, this clock made of flowers actually works. It must be an interesting job for the gardener whose duty it is to water the clock...
A symbol of the Geneva is flower clock (French: Horloge fleurie). This famous touristic attraction is located at the edge of the "Jardin Anglais" (English garden). It was designed 1955 in honor to internationally-known watch industry . It is a masterpiece of technology and also form of art. The seconds hand of Geneva's Flower Clock is the largest in the world (it is more than 2.5 meters long).
The famous flower clock is just that a clock made out of flowers ... nothing more,nothing less ..... not sure why this is a attraction, we weren't looking for it, we crossed the street and there it was .... It's on the entrance to the Jardin Anglais on the waterfront .....
A symbol of the renowned Swiss clock and watch industry, l'Horloge Fleurie (Flower Clock) has been telling time in Geneva since 1955. Originally, it was a classic one circle floral clock, but since 2002, when it received a facelift, it has been made up of eight floral circles whose colours change with the seasons. L'Horloge Fleurie seems to fascinate tourists and children alike (including myself during my two long visits to Geneva in the 1970s). It is located by le Jardin Anglais on the southern bank of Lake Geneva.
Just off the lakeside promenade, near Pont du Monte Blanc, is the Horloge Fleurie. This is the city's famous 'flower clock', and it is a symbol of the Geneva watch industry.
Created in 1955, it is both a "masterpiece of technology" and some impressive floral art. The clock is made up of some 6,500 flowers, and if that wasn't enough, it also keeps time. The clock's second hand is more than 2.5 metres long - reportedly the longest in the world.
When we visited in July 2008 the clock was fenced off making it hard to take a decent photo. I am assuming it isn't always like this….
The other attraction that Geneva seems to be known for is the flower clock, my husband was very disappointed when we came across it expecting something along the size of the flower beds at Disneyland. In all fairness, Disneyland doesn't have a functional flower clock, then again when we were in Geneva, neither did they! Floral maintenance was underway when we walked past, even though the clock says 7:30, we were there around 2 pm.
Centre billing of the Jardin Anglais goes to the famous floral clock. Theearth is not at it's most fecund in January but there are enough budding numbers to tell the time
The huge mechanism is buried beneath the ground as the three hands keep time
Geneva's flower clock located between the Mont Blanc bridge and the Jardin Anglais in the center of Geneva. It is made with flowers and is one of the landmarks of the city. It was created in 1955 for the first time and redesigned in 2002 and is one of 50 public clocks across the city.The parc where its located is also very nice place specially in summer time
On the south side of the river mouth of Lake Laussanne, is a fairly large garden/park area. It has the famous Flower Clock, a few fountains, and the equally famous jet fountain near the docks/marina.
On a calm day, it is a perfect place to sit and watch people and enjoy the sounds and smells of the park.
L'Horloge Fleurie,it was built on 1,955 and is located at Jardin Anglais,just next to the lakeside promenade.
This beautiful Flower Clock is also a symbol of the city of Geneva.It has a diameter of 5 m. and a circunference of 15,7 m..The clock is designed,encompassing 6.500 diferent plants and flowers,and really looks beautiful,well with out any doubts is one Geneva's most photographied sites,so don't be surprised if you have to wait a few minutes to take your own picture of it!!.
Ok, so this is one of the most popular tourist destinations- I have no idea why
it's just a huge pile of flowers, that form a clock.
Apparently, there's a watch factory behind this area where you can get great Swiss Watches for great prices. If you have directions do send me a note.
Undoubtedly it's one of the most photografied monuments in Geneva - the flower watch was created in 1955 to remind both to inhabitants of Geneva and to tourists that this town is the birthplace of the world famous Swiss watch and clock making. That's why since its creation the flower watch is financialy supported by local Watch Maker's Union
The flower watch's mechanism (made by Favag from Neuchatel) has the particularity to have the world’s longest second's arm. It measures 2 meters 50. Each second it moves about 27 cm.
Total circumference of the Geneva flower watch is almost 16 m, and its diameter is 5 m. For each flower decoration about 6’500 different plants are necessary. Decorations are changed every two-three months.