Botanischer Garten, Zurich

#6 of 25 in Parks in Zurich
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Examine wild plants in an unconventional layout and bubble-shaped greenhouses filled with exotic species at 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. Use our Zurich trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Botanischer Garten and other attractions in Zurich.
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  • When you come to the garden you are immediately attracted by three futuristic-looking domes. But do not rush in just yet. Enjoy the plants and flowers in the garden first. I was there in July so...  more »
  • Not too far from the city centre this medium sized botanic garden is worth repeat visits as the seasons change. Peaceful park-like atmosphere plus 3 large glasshouses containing plants and trees from....  more »
  • Lovely spot after short walk from station botanical garden has ponds which brings nature together with nice natural plants around  more »
  • Sad I didn't get inside the domes, as they closed at 5pm. Beautiful park in the heat of Zurich! Very easy to reach after a few minutes walk from the nearby tram station. Definitely check it out!
  • Great place. Beautiful big botanical garden. Since there is no entry fee visiting it is definitely worth it. The greenhouses are astonishing. Great place to walk through and relax. The university is doing a great job taking care of the garden. When you’re there you should definitely donate few franks to them so that they can continue doing their work and keeping the garden beautiful for future generations.
  • Nice botanical garden with 3 differently "themed" green houses, no entrance fee, perfect for a short 1 to 2 hour trip, also when it rains, because of said green houses. It's well taken care of and plenty of information is provided.
  • There are aquariums under the domes. I love seeing tropical plants. It's like I'm at home (philippines). This place is great for relaxing picnics and family time.
  • A lot of variety, it's free and not crowded. Also really nice to sit outside and enjoy the place!

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