The Jardinalp Project

The Jardinalp project is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Program Interreg V A Italia Francia (ALCOTRA) 2014-2020.


A network of 8 French and Italian Alpine gardens to develop scientific tourism and education in plant biodiversity.


The network of alpine gardens

  • The Alpine National Botanical Conservatory (Hautes-Alpes, leader): the expert on the flora of the French Alps implanted on the field Charance in Gap
  • The Alpine Resort Joseph Fourier (Hautes-Alpes): for research and education in biodiversity through the Alpine Garden Lautaret and gallery Alpe
  • The area management agency protected the Maritime Alps (Piedmont): protected areas, 2 botanical altitude resorts in the Marguareis open to hikers and garden Valderia
  • The service protected areas of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley: the protected areas, an alpine garden on the historical site of Castel Savoia
  • The Gran Paradiso National Park (Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont): a protected area, the alpine garden Paradisia
  • The Saussurea Foundation (Aosta Valley): the Mont Blanc garden in Courmayeur
  • The Chanousia Garden (Aosta Valley): the historical garden of the abbot Chanoux,  Chanousia the Col Petit Saint Bernard

Develop a scientific tourism based on a network of 8 prestigious alpine gardens

To achieve this, the partners planned the following actions:

  • Create new alpine garden at Gap in a busy sector
  • Modernize facilities existing gardens to better accommodate the public (renovation, access PMR , furniture, signage, audio guides, QR codes, involvement of local tourism professionals, communication tools, film, exhibitions)
  • Create synergies between partners to better promote the gardens and achieve economies of scale (common multilingual communication, common tools, practical exchanges)
  • Encourage the public to discover the Alpine natural (botanical gardens and routes)


A full project assets

  • Gardens located in the major sites of the Alps and already very popular (more than 170,000 visitors a year on 8 sites)
  • very high level of partners with extensive experience in the public reception and popular science
  • A pooling of resources for the educational tools and communication
  • An attractive and representative summer tourist offer of the identity of the Alps

Loghi ufficiali Progetto Jardinalp

Partner Jardinalp project

Partner Progetto Jardinalp


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