botanical gardens

Brunch and Botany!


The Botanical Gardens in Geneva hosts over 16,000 species of plants – Spring and Autumn is an ideal time to visit!

The newly revamped bistro-café, at the Gardens, has a well-priced Sunday brunch. The brunch features fresh breads with cheese, fruit, a cold main course (salmon, chicken and salad were on offer when I visited). Included is a dessert and coffee for a reasonable 28 CHF.

Alternatively, the Plat du Jour is also reasonable at 19 CHF. The terrace is very pleasant and relaxing, and particularly inviting on a sunny autumn day. The service is good, and I would recommend a visit before the autumn comes to a close!

Delightful Old Carousel

After brunch, you can wander around the well-maintained gardens, and look at the different species of plants. The kids will especially enjoy visiting the deer, and saying hello to the friendly Peacocks wandering around! There is also a delightful, old carousel for the kids to play on, in case they run-out of wildlife to explore!

Check their website for a full range of ideas and events that are taking place at the Botanical Gardens!


About the Author

Originally from the UK, I have a legal background. I have been in the Geneva area since 2005 and love the mountains, the lake and the quality of life here. The Winter snow sports are fantastic and the Summer season is full of festivals, outdoor sports, picnics and barbecues. I have met some great people here from all of the world. Geneva is a cosmopolitan city with lots of cultural events and good restaurants and bars and I hope that through Biskotti I can share a few hidden places I have discovered…