L’horloge fleurie (Flower Clock)

Travel Attractions

L’horloge fleurie
(Flower Clock)

L’horloge fleurie (Flower Clock)

L’horloge fleurie (Flower Clock)

Quick facts

  • Name: L’horloge fleurie (Flower Clock)
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Built: 1955
  • Type of attraction: Garden
  • Ticket price: Free

L’horloge fleurie (Flower Clock) in Geneva is a unique attraction – it’s a large clock made out of flower arrangement. It was built in 1955 in English Garden (Jardin Anglais) in Geneva as a tribute to long lasting tradition of watch making in Switzerland.

It is made out of 12,000 flowers and it is being redesigned to match the season. It is one of the top attractions in Geneva. Many tours include Flower Clock as it is excellent photo opportunity and part of the walking tour around the garden.

Geneva’s Flower Clock was the world’s largest outdoor clock made of flowers until 2005, until the 15-metre (49-ft) clock was built in Tehran, Iran.


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Interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts about this quite unique landmark:

  • The clock has a largest second hand in the world – about 2.5 meters.
  • Clock itself is around 5 meters in diameter, but this changes every time flowers are rearranged to match the season.
  • It is actually very accurate as it is linked with a satellite link to show correct time.

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