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The English Park and the flower clock: a photo, a description (Jardin Anglais)

English Park is located on the shores of lake Geneva, and executed in the English traditional style. The essence of this style are reflected in smooth straight alleys, sculptures of white stone and a special tree planting. The Park has a few busts and a magnificent fountain by A. andré. One of the two huge boulders protruding above the surface of the lake, shows a detailed map of Switzerland.

The famous flower clock is one of the symbols of the city - are also located in the English Park. In Ancient Greece the idea of the flower clock: the different plants, the flowers open and close at different time of day, so you can choose plants that bloom roughly determine the time. The idea to recreate such a watch came to mind Carl Linnaeus. Linnaeus sought to interest students in the biological rhythms of plants and flowers. Long before the scientist carefully studied the flowers, what was even written a scientific book.

In 1903 was the first of the Geneva flower clock is a copy of the development of Linnaeus. And it's not just decoration - they are moving the arrow. The whole mechanism is hidden under a flower arrangement, and the dial itself is a flower bed. Modern clock placed in the Park, was established in 1955, their diameter is 5 meters. Each year the design changes and hours for this purpose, 6500 varieties of flowers, what's more, each month the color palette is completely changed.

The flower clock of Geneva is notable for the fact that they remind of a recognized championship of the city in the watch industry of Switzerland and represent a specific unity of the elements of technology, design and gardening.