If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I love visiting greenhouses – especially in winter. The Succulent Collection here in Zurich is a gem I have featured more than once on the blog (proof 1, proof 2) – it even made my list of things to do in Zurich in winter. Another great place to hide from the cold, however, are the greenhouses at the Botanical Garden Zurich.
Coming from the main entrance to the garden on Zollikerstrasse you’ll have to climb a small slope until the three slightly utopian looking glass domes built in the 1970s come into view. Inside, you will encounter three different climates: the Tropics, Subtropics and the Savanna – all three of them a blessing when entering from the dry Zurich cold. Pro tip: Leave your jacket at the coatrack in the foyer, or you will be freezing even more after stepping back outside.
Inside the Greenhouses at the Botanical Garden Zurich
Below are some pictures from a recent visit to the greenhouses – keep your eyes open for a sneaky feline visitor we encountered in the Savanna. He matched perfectly to the colors of the stones between the cacti and succulents. Also, you can find some more general information to plan your visit to the Botanical Garden Zurich at the end of this post.
Plan your Visit to the Botanical Garden Zurich
Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich
The entrance to the garden and greenhouses is free of charge. The Greenhouses are open between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. all year round. Only on weekends and on public holidays they close at 4:45 p.m. already. The gardens are worth visiting as well, especially in summer. Find more info on the Botanical Garden Zurich on the website of the University of Zurich.