Jardin Anglais, or the English Garden, dates back to 1854. An urban park situated at the location of an ancient harbour and a wood, it marks the beginning of the Quai Gustave-Ador.
Located on the left bank of Lake Geneva, the park has a bronze fountain, stacked in bowls. This structure is supported by mermaids designed by the Parisian sculptor Andre Alexis, dating from 1862. In the park, tourists can also find L'horloge Fleurie.
This flower clock has a diameter of 5 metres and a circumference of 17.7 metres, which makes it one of the largest of its kind in the world. Created in 1955 as a symbol of the city's clock-makers, the clock is a dedication to nature.
It lies on the western edge of the Jardin Anglais. To decorate the clock, around 6,500 flowers and shrubs are used. With the changing seasons of the year, the decoration is changed as well. At over 2.5 metres, the second hand of the clock is the longest in the world.
The park is also home to the Monument National, a statue of two young women, namely the 'Republic of Geneva' and 'Helvetia’. Together, the two statues symbolise Geneva's induction into the Swiss Confederation in 1814.
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