We have done everything we can to welcome people with handicaps to the best of our ability.
If you give us notice in advance, it is possible to enter by motor vehicle using the west entrance of the botanical garden on the side nearest Geneva-Sécheron railway station. The buildings open to the public are in the centre of the garden: reception, the library, the Pyramus restaurant, the Botanic Shop, toilets for people who are disabled and for general use.
The administrative reception is reached by three steps, without a handrail. A call bell is available for wheelchair users.
The Botanic Shop is a shop and a public reception centre (especially at the weekend, when the reception in the Villa Le Chêne is closed); access is step-free.
Entrance to the temperate greenhouse is step-free over a metre of wire mesh floor, then concrete. A staircase (with handrail) leads up to the gallery, where the floor is wire mesh.
Entrance to the tropical greenhouse involves passing through two doors that open outwards. The flooring is gravel and paving stones. A staircase leads up the the second level. This can be accessed from the entrance on the side by the railway line (the north entrance).
The winter garden is reached through a door that opens outwards. The floor is gravel. The paths are narrow.
A tarmac or concrete path goes around the external parts and the main centres of interest. Other gravel paths run along the minor alleys. The garden is not flat and the slopes vary. In the rockeries it is possible to cross a small stream by stepping on large and flat but irregular stones. There are a few steps without handrails, but these can be avoided.
Our team of gardeners are always busy maintaining the garden; noisy machines and motorised vehicles may disturb people with sensory issues.