Botanischer Garten

Botanischer Garten, Grüningen: Hours, Address, Botanischer Garten Reviews: 4.5/5

Botanischer Garten
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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saronic
By saronic
autumn colours
Oct 2018
In the Kanton of Zurich there are two Botanical Gardens: one is in the city of Zurich, the other near the attractive little historical town of Grüningen with its castle, in the old days the seat of a bailiff, here called 'Landvogt'. The Botanical Garden of Grüningen was founded in 1961 on private initiative, but now belongs to the Zürcher Kantonalbank. It is attractively located on a terminal moraine of the former Linth glacier. There is a parking place here, but if one uses the public transport, then it is a 15 minutes walk on tarred roads from the Grüningen bus station in a southernly direction. The most pleasant approach though is as a short branch off from the beautiful hike between the old part of Grüningen and the Lützelsee with its storks in summer. The branch off is at a place called 'Galgenacher' (with an information board). Here once stood the gallows, where mainly thieves were executed on orders of Grüningen's 'Landvogt', who had full judicial power over his subjects. The Botanical Garden of Grüningen is open daily from 10am to 5pm between April 1st and October 31st. Entrance is free. There are some information boards and free brochures available, also picnic tables, toilets and a few non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in self-service.can be found by the entrance. The park-like garden is divided into 16 sectors. There are mainly various trees, esepcially all kind of pines, but also some beautiful palmate maples from East Asia, in October with phantastically red coloured leaves. In a glass house can be found tropical plants and succulents. A lovely part of the park is around the pond. There is some up and down in the park, but nothing strenuous.

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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland19,411 contributions
autumn colours
Oct 2018 • Couples
In the Kanton of Zurich there are two Botanical Gardens: one is in the city of Zurich, the other near the attractive little historical town of Grüningen with its castle, in the old days the seat of a bailiff, here called 'Landvogt'.

The Botanical Garden of Grüningen was founded in 1961 on private initiative, but now belongs to the Zürcher Kantonalbank. It is attractively located on a terminal moraine of the former Linth glacier. There is a parking place here, but if one uses the public transport, then it is a 15 minutes walk on tarred roads from the Grüningen bus station in a southernly direction. The most pleasant approach though is as a short branch off from the beautiful hike between the old part of Grüningen and the Lützelsee with its storks in summer. The branch off is at a place called 'Galgenacher' (with an information board). Here once stood the gallows, where mainly thieves were executed on orders of Grüningen's 'Landvogt', who had full judicial power over his subjects.

The Botanical Garden of Grüningen is open daily from 10am to 5pm between April 1st and October 31st. Entrance is free. There are some information boards and free brochures available, also picnic tables, toilets and a few non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in self-service.can be found by the entrance.

The park-like garden is divided into 16 sectors. There are mainly various trees, esepcially all kind of pines, but also some beautiful palmate maples from East Asia, in October with phantastically red coloured leaves. In a glass house can be found tropical plants and succulents. A lovely part of the park is around the pond. There is some up and down in the park, but nothing strenuous.
Written 15 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RudolfTheSwiss
Zurich, Switzerland212 contributions
Always worth it
Especially for families with smaller kids or even with bigger kids showing interest in Botanics a worthy free weekend excursion especially in Summer or autumn. Take a leisured stroll brought the exhibits of mostly indigenous but also rare plants in the different stages of growth, bloom and subsequent decay.
Written 15 January 2012
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