Daria’s Garden was created in honour of the present owner’s sister, who adored flowers. Eighteenth-century maps of the estate show that this area was once a popular walking spot, planted with shrubs. Today’s garden winds its way between the magnificent tulip trees to finish at the foot of the giant California redwood which, at 30 metres high, watches over the grounds.
The garden comes alive each spring with the colours of recently-planted Inkarho rhododendrons, Japanese azaleas and multiple varieties of peony. A gravel path runs between the different displays, and offers visitors a breathtaking vista of Lake Geneva and, beyond the lake, the Alps. Rows of white double lilacs border the path, including the particularly fragrant Syringa vulgaris or “Madame Lemoine”.