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
Crowned by a ring of Giants, the Saussurea Foundation’s activities are centered on this spot, on the Mont Blanc massif, in the heart of the western Alps.Find out more
News from the Alpine Botanical Gardens
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“PRIMATI” artistic installation inaugurationRead more
Within the framework of the JardinAlp project related to the Interreg V-A Italy-France (ALCOTRA) of the European Territorial Cooperation Program 2014/2020 TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018
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.
Blooming since 1897, Chanousia is the precursor of the alpine gardens: it is located at an altitude of 2170 meters, near the Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo, in French territory.