Naturéum - Botanical garden

Avenue de Cour 14B
A natural haven of peace located on Montriond hill in the heart of Lausanne, the botanical garden is open every day, with free admission.

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Avenue de Cour 14B
1007 Lausanne

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Admission free.
Closed during winter school holidays.

Milan Park

If you were to take a helicopter flight over these nine hectares of green space, located to the south of Lausanne railway station, you might summarily describe it as a vast grassy square (Place de Milan) with a steep mound (Montriond Hill).
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Vincent, the cyclo flash
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Vincent the cyclo flash
Located in the very heart of Milan Park, this botanical garden is a haven of peace and colours, especially in autumn. Its greenhouse, plants and trees as well as its private gardens let me loose myself for a few hours. Then, to quench my thirst, I head to the popular Montriond Café, a veritable hub for meetings.
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Victor, the hunter of instants
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Victor the hunter of instants
Lausanne happens to be a very green city, full of parks and surrounded by nature, but if you would like something more exotic, I recommend visiting the botanical garden in Milan Park, and more specifically the greenhouse. What with a hundred or so different exotic species, the small greenhouse transports us elsewhere. A table is even available on the first floor in case you’d like to stay despite the heat.
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Camille, the spontaneous shutterbug
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Camille the spontaneous shutterbug
From springtime, when nature wakes up gradually, to wintertime, when the new greenhouse offers a welcome shelter among tropical plants, the Botanical Garden is the perfect place for a quiet wander in all seasons.

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A little piece of heaven, the Lausanne botanical garden is a must for all nature lovers. Admission is free and with just a short walk, you’ll escape from the hubbub of the city even though you’re still in the centre of Lausanne, a few minutes from the station and Lake Geneva. Located on Lausanne’s Montriond hill, with approximately 6,000 plants from all over the world, from the smallest flower to the grandest tree, this garden take you away to a lush green paradise.

With botanical collections from the region and a specialised library, the Naturéum botanical department keeps a list of rare and threatened plants with the aim of protecting the regional flora. During the holidays and annual events, the botanical garden organises events for children and older visitors.

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