Geneva’s botanical garden is on the western lakeshore across the railway tracks from the United Nations Office.

Keen gardeners will be spellbound, in a park that contains 14,000 plant species gathered from all over the world.

The gardens’ herbarium catalogues more than six million specimens.

While outside you can lose yourself in flowerbeds, an arboretum, ponds and the graceful metal and glass greenhouse that holds the winter garden.