LA THOMASIA, BOTANICAL GARDEN ON THE MOUNTAIN
Located at an altitude of 1,260 metres, the botanical garden of La Thomasia, founded by the Thomas family in 1891, is dedicated to the knowledge and safeguarding of mountain plants.
The botanical garden has around 3,000 mountain plants, classified according to their geographical origin. The flowers of the Alps are side by side with those of the Himalayas, the Rocky Mountains, the Caucasus, the Andes, the mountains of Japan and New Zealand, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and the Arctic regions.
La Thomasia is one of two botanical gardens of the Cantonal Museum of Vaud and is a scientific garden.