My travels are always combined with two things – first is Architecture and second has always been Nature. Of course, I had to visit the Botanical Garden of Zurich right after I finished my self guided tour of exploring Zurich’s Scenic Old Town.
While, I am not much into Plant Science, all I did was enjoy the greenery and find a sweet spot to chill for a bit. The main feature is its dome shaped greenhouses that conserve tropical plants. Honestly, it was fun identifying plants I have normally never admired as much back in India.
On The Way To The Botanical Garden Of Zurich
Taking advantage of my Zurich Card I hopped on a Tram near Lake Zurich which took me to Zürich Hegibachplatz. From there it’s about a 5 minute walk to the Botanical Garden unless you decide to stop and admire the view now and then :P. Also, navigation was pretty easy as one can easily spot a sign pointing towards the Botanical Garden. This was really helpful since I had absolutely no free Wifi anywhere nearby.
Also,before getting into the details I would like to mention this is not to be confused with the Old Botanical Gardens situated in the City Center which is also owned by the University of Zurich.
A Dose of Nature
This Botanical Garden doesn’t have a traditional European Landscape but features wild specimens of numerous plants. It’s main feature are the three glass domes surrounded by wide green pastures. I found locals lazing around chatting or reading a book which makes me assume that Swiss People really know how to enjoy their surroundings or take advantage of a good sunny day.
I can’t stress enough how much I love green spaces. One can easily spend half a day loitering around the Garden and admiring the views.
Inside The Dome Shaped Greenhouses Of Zurich’s Botanical Garden.
The three dome shaped greenhouses that conserve and grow exotic flora and fauna will transport you to some green oases on a Mediterranean Island for FREE! 😛
Each of the three domes have varied temperatures. This Garden roughly houses around 7000 plant species.Every plant here had a little name tag which is so educational and would make for a insightful field trip.
My personal favorite out of the three had to be the one with the viewing platform and the bamboo seating. This one also had a lot of Indian Plants which left me homesick in a good way 😛
A Mini Nature Walk
No kidding! I am one of those people that you have to keep an eye on.. or i’ll wander off into the woods and forget to come back… I had to force myself to get going and explore more of the city as I was only here for about 24 hours and had so much on my bucket list to tick off.
It took me a little less than two hours to explore the Botanical Garden and convince myself I have had enough fresh air 😛
The Botanical Garden of Zurich is surely a place not to be missed out. The best part? The entry to the gardens and the domes both are free.
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