Old Botanical Garden, Zurich

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Stop by Old Botanical Garden, a verdant oasis in the heart of the city dating back to 1837. Once a private herbarium, the gardens expanded over the years but were unfortunately surrounded by large buildings that created shady conditions and hindered plant growth. In 1976, the botanical garden relocated to a sunnier and more spacious part of the city, leaving behind the old botanical garden, which is now used as a recreation ground and arboretum. Explore the fascinating medieval herb garden--otherwise known as the “Gessner Garden”--to learn about herbs and plants used by 16th-century healers. The palm house, a now-protected building, hosts a wide range of activities, with regular concerts, theater shows, and various exhibitions taking place throughout the year. Put Old Botanical Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Zurich trip builder tool .
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  • The university decided to move the botanical garden when the growing number of skyscrapers shadowed the vegetation. Almost 50 years ago, the old garden became a recreational area and 20 years ago, it ...  more »
  • beautiful terrace from which to enjoy a beautiful panorama of Zurich, idelae for a break. Magnificent flora and coolness
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  • Beautiful botanical garden not far from the city center. A place of peace and relaxation. No entry fee, free admission, but opening hours are different depending on the season. Very green, they also host events here sich as a yearly open air literature festival in the summer.
  • Amazing, hidden place in the middle of the city. There are some nice spices, some history to read. Great place to visit.
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