Activities & experiences
In the fresh country air of Summer Lodge, your mind inevitably turns to outdoor pursuits and inner peace. Here in the Dorset countryside, you can find almost any sporting activity or healing therapy. Nearby, you'll find opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf.
You don't have to leave our grounds to indulge in a bout of gentle – or not so gentle – exercise. We have our own heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, bicycles, and in our stunning gardens you will find a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court.
This park has a special place in the heart of Geneva’s citizens. Its paths are the perfect place for an idyllic stroll in the centre of the city. Part of the park is the site of the Flower Clock and the National Monument commemorating Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation. In the centre, a giant bronze fountain offers cool water to young and old.
The Parc La Grange is the single largest green space in Geneva and some will agree that it's also the most beautiful. It is famous for it's biggest rose garden in Geneva. A rich Roman settled in the park around 50-60 AD, remnants of this distant time have been preserved, you can see roman vestiges hidden behind the 18th Century villa. The last occupier was politician and arts enthusiast William Favre who entrusted the park to the City of Geneva in 1918.
Below the Old Town, in the heart of the city Geneva has created its first botanical garden. In and around the Parc des Bastions you will find the world-renowned Reformation Wall and the leading reformers, the Palais Eynard, seat of the city government, and the old university building with its library. The former bandstand is now a restaurant. On its side, a giant checkers game and chessboard attract players and spectators alike.