Zurich's botanical garden: a little paradise in the city

Zurich's botanical garden: a little paradise in the city

Gorgeous scenery, fresh air, and tranquillity are the main attractions at Zurich's green lung.

Zurich, with its lake and the nearby Alps, is not, properly speaking, a very polluted city, but a stroll through the University of Zurich's botanical garden is still a welcome breath of fresh air.

The visual and olfactory attractions are stunning, especially in the large greenhouses, which house more than one-and-a-half million plants. Each of the greenhouses was designed to recreate the environment of three kinds of plants: savannah, tropical, and subtropical. Whatever the season, but especially, of course, during the summer, the garden deserves its due.

After visiting the different sections (Mediterranean, Alpine, etc.), settle in for a picnic around the pond. Though free, the park is generally overlooked by tourists, which makes it even more attractive.

Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich
Zollikerstrasse 107
8008 Zurich

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