Vibrant, colourful open-air museums, Alpine gardens are a major showcase for the rich flora of Valais. Situated at the foot of a valley, on the outskirts of a village or dominating an idyllic mountain lake, these magical spaces provide the perfect backdrop for a walk of discovery. Alpine gardens reflect the region’s special ecosystem. Several thousand species of plants, ancient cereal varieties and numerous meadow flowers thrive in an awe-inspiring landscape. Come and fall in love with the scents and colours of Valais!
At the end of the small valley of Tortin, at the summit of a very beautiful glacial moraine, the "Japanese garden", so called because of its resemblance to a tended garden, is a source of delight to walkers. This magnificent natural site is totally unique in the region and possesses an ecosystem all of its own. The view over the region is superb, with meandering streams, making it a much appreciated place by families.
End: Japanese gardens
Hiking time: ca. 2h