The Saussurea Foundation
The Saussurea Foundation is a non-profit organization of social value, whose headquarters lie just outside Courmayeur, in Pavillon du Mont Fréty. The Foundation’s mission is to promote, encourage and divulge naturalistic studies, with particular attention to the Valle d'Aosta and the Mont Blanc area.
An invitation: lower your gaze and take a closer look at the natural intelligence that shapes every detail of every species in this unique ecosystem, which is home to specimens it would be impossible to find in the space of a few square meters. That’s the amazing thing about the Saussurea Gardens. Find out moreFind out more
The Saussurea Foundation is an active participant in cultural and environmental projects and initiatives: it promotes, encourages and disseminates naturalistic culture, with a special focus on the Valle d'Aosta and the Mont Blanc area.Find out more
News from the Alpine Botanical Gardens
Alpine Gardens of the Valle D'Aosta
Inside the Gran Paradiso National Park there is Paradisia, the most important of the botanical gardens of Valle d’Aosta, and the one with the greatest scientific value. Paradisia was founded in 1955 in the valley of Cogne, at an altitude of 1700 meters. It takes its name from the mountain lily, whose scientific name is Paradisea liliastrum.