Old Botanical Garden

Zürich, Switzerland

The Old Botanical Garden is an idyllic oasis at the heart of downtown Zurich. Its history dates back to the year 1837. Today it is home to various old trees that give the garden its enchanting aura.

The mediaeval herb garden, the “Gessner Garden”, is located on a hill and offers insight into 16th century knowledge of medicinal plants. The palm house is a protected monument from the 19th century and today is predominantly used for concerts, theatre and exhibitions.

References:

    Comments

    Your name



    Details

    Founded: 1837
    Category:

    More Information

    www.zuerich.com

    Rating

    4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

    User Reviews

    Alexander Albicker (2 years ago)
    small but really nice to hangout, look around. not much content i.e. signs on plants etc.
    Balázs Pintér (2 years ago)
    Nice spot in the middle of the busy city. Could be better maintained though
    N V (2 years ago)
    A forgotten gem - a little bit run down, but charming. A very welcome greenspace without crowds. On a day with beautiful weather and flowering enchanting!
    William Bell (2 years ago)
    Love sitting up the top here, it's like being in a little island oasis above all the cars which otherwise make this part of Zurich less nice. If they banned all the cars from driving through Zurich, the city would be so much better.
    Frank Niemand (2 years ago)
    Beautiful. You should definitely check it out, either for a walk or maybe sitting down or having a pick nick
    Powered by Google

    Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

    Historic Site of the week

    Historic City of Trogir

    The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. Since 1997, it has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture.

    Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

    Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Trogir's grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia.