Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), Zurich

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Examine wild plants in an unconventional layout and bubble-shaped greenhouses filled with exotic species at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten). Run by Zurich's flagship university and developed near the edge of the campus, this oasis of greenery breaks away from the traditional design of other central European gardens by growing wild species of plants in an informal layout. Gardeners avoid systematic flowerbeds and allow nearly 9,000 different wild plants to bloom scattered across a total area of over 5.3 hectares (13 acres). Three tropical domes create ideal conditions for growing exotic plants from around the world, providing visitors with a chance to experience diverse natural ecosystems near the heart of a major urban center. Add Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten) to your Zurich travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zurich tour planner.
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  • It's so quiet and beauty around us! It is wonderful to be in this botanical garden, which has many plants to admire, including glasshouse. You can sit on a bench to enjoy nature or have a picnic. There is also a canteen. Admission is free.
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  • The botanical garden is part of the University of Zurich. It has seasonal plants and flowers in their prime at "their" time of the year. It is used for educational purposes, especially for elementary-...  read more »
  • למי שמאוד אוהב ומתעניין צמחים יכול להיות זאת חוויה מעניינת. אבל למי שפחות מתלהב מצמחים אין מה לחפש שם, אין דברים יוצאי דופן. 
  • What a wonderful garden! Lots of variety of plants, super well taken care of and with basic information. The place is very relaxing, great for walks, bringing a book to read and enjoying the nature. It changes dramatically in the different seasons, with almost something wonderful to offer.
  • Great experience, lots of fun bits to do in the greenhouses and a stunning park, all for free!
  • Absolutely beautiful and worth seeing. I only wish I could read about the plants (there was only one sign in English).
  • It's not the biggest botanical garden I've seen, but beautiful place with lots of nice plants.
  • Good garden. Makes a very good visit when the weather is pleasant.
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