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Hardly to believe, that Switzerland, in the 19th century. Century a popular destination for plant lovers. Especially at the time incurred, Alpine gardens attracted tourists from all over the world. These gardens are still many new ones have been added. Because the Alpine flora interested in, even today – especially if in the lower country, the first flower rush is over and the heat is unbearable.

The most wonderful time of the height of the mountain spring, so some of the flowers say lovers. From the middle of June is the ideal time to do that. Then the Central column of the inhabitants and colourful perennials from their most beautiful side show. A visit to the Alpine garden also helps to refresh your Knowledge, to know when the next hike, what blooms there.

And who knows, maybe you will even find a few ideas for your own garden.

Alpine garden High box (AI) In the Alpine garden on the High box, you can find over 300 species of plants.Photo: ZVG

Who has foot or by train on the High case increases, not only a wonderful view over the Rhine valley, the Appenzell and the Alpstein (according to the geologist Albert Heim, “the most beautiful mountains in the world”). Also, botanically speaking, belongs to the Alpstein to the most species-rich of the entire Alpine region. Therefore, it is worthwhile to stroll through the beautifully landscaped Alpine garden with over 300 plant species. There is only bell flowers, fire lilies, Daphne and gentian, but still more rarities do not grow. In addition to the 15 hands-on stations much more about the alpine nature and the Flora and Fauna.

Alpine garden Schynige Platte (BE) if you are looking for corded hawkweed or tap the foot-like Loop is on the Schynige Platte to find it.Photo: ZVG

next to the mountain station of the Schynige Platte-Bahn, an Alpine garden that was not only created for Hiking and plant lovers. In 1967, the height of meters and a surface area of around 8000 square meters, is researched in this garden also. In 1928, in the midst of the mountain scenery of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau created today are growing up in this diverse topography with different exposures, around 690 types. These were enriched in small Planting by species that thrive elsewhere in Switzerland, in these plant communities, such as Shaggy hawkweed, Alpine kidney vetch, Horseshoe vetch, tap the foot-like Loop, or Clusius gentian.

Botanical Alpine garden in Meyrin (GE)

You have to consider, not always the height, to view the plant world of the Alps. Sometimes the plants rise from the mountain tops down and land in the middle of the urban space. In the municipality of Meyrin, near Geneva, an Alpine garden with more than 3,000 Alpine plant species, is located directly on the border to France. The textile trader Amable Grass was at the beginning of the 20th century. Century, this idealized representation of the Alpine world create. Today the garden is a living Museum that has the collection and preservation of old varieties of plants and biodiversity to the target.

Botanical garden of Alpinum Schatzalp (GR) In the garden on the Schatzalp there is to see plants from all over the world.Photo: ZVG

Originally, the Alpine garden was created on the Schatzalp in 1907 for the tuberculosis patients at the sanatorium, that they might enjoy in spite of illness to the Alpine Flora. The mid-1950s, the plant has become overgrown and was only maintained with the hotel tag in 1972 and steadily expanded. Today, to thrive in the Alpinum on around five hectares 3500 Alpine plants in various forest types, pastures, Rock outcrops and spring swamps. They come not only from the Swiss Alps, but from all over the world – from the Atlas mountains via Drakensberg mountains and the Himalayas to the Caucasus, the Pyrenees and the Rocky Mountains. Particularly specifically the Edelweiss collection, the largest in the world.

ProSpeciaRara-show garden for Alpine plants, Rigi Kaltbad (LU)

The rock chapel on mount Rigi in Rigi Kaltbad is a true power spot and attracts visitors due to its special location between the high rock. But there is yet another reason to visit the place. At this extreme location, the first ProSpecieRara-the Alpine garden, Switzerland. Thanks to Jakob Eschmann, a passionate grower of Alpine and rock garden plants, growing a wide selection of own varieties of houseleek, whit carnation, saxifrage, or Gentian. Because a large part of these breeds are threatened to disappear due to economic reasons, the Foundation Prospecierara this as part of the Swiss cultural heritage in the conservation.

Jura garden Weissenstein (SO) of The Jurassic garden at the Kurhaus Weissenstein offers insight into the rich Flora.Photo: Wikimedia

On the Solothurn panorama mountain, the Weissenstein, is the Jurassic garden, the shows approximately 200 plant species in the Jura, including a special carnations, bell flowers, rockrose, wild roses or Jurassic figwort. Created in 1957, the small but beautifully maintained garden is located at 1280 meters above sea level to the South of the Kurhaus Weissenstein. The path leads through the Jura-typical habitats such as South-facing limestone cliffs, and terraced dry grove walls and shady foliage, and gives an insight into the rich Flora of this area.

Alpine garden la Rambertia Rochers-de-Naye (VD)

The Rochers-de-Naye, with its exposed location that can be reached by cogwheel train from Montreux is also the home of the 1896-founded the Alpine garden La Rambertia. The Name goes back to the Swiss writer and Poet Eugène Rambert, who was a profound lover of nature and closely associated with Montreux. The rock gardens are nestled between the rocks and show that in this calcareous soil more than a thousand species of plants such as the Alpine-Aurikel and key, flowers, saxifrage and gentians, Alpine bells, and the rare Edelweiss plant can grow.

Alpine garden, La Thomasia, Les Plans-sur-Bex (VD)

Impressive is the location of the Alpine garden, La Thomasia, in Les Plans-sur-Bex. He is in the midst of the pastures of Pont-de-Nant at the foot of the 3000 m steep rock wall of the Grand Muveran ends. La Thomasia is one of the oldest continuously-operated Alpine gardens in the Alps, as it was founded in 1891. He also hosts alpine plant species from every mountain range in the world. But the emphasis in the dreamy garden belongs to the species of the Vaud Alps, such as the Alpine Aquilegia or special lilies.

Botanical Alpine garden Flore-Alpe, Champex-Lac (VS)

it is A true Bijou of the Alpine Botanical garden Flore-Alpe in Champex-Lac. On the 6000 square metre site you can discover the many Paths over rocks and streams, through light woodland or steppe, the world of Alpine flowers and landscapes. Because it will be shown next to species of plants like houseleek, saxifrage, or Gentians from the vicinity and those from other European mountain landscapes and mountains of the world in their respective habitat. And who has the desire to get even deeper into this enchanting world of plants and immerse yourself, it can stay in the Chalet of the Alpine garden also.

Botanical Alpine garden Bourg-St-Pierre (VS)

The La Linnaea garden on the outskirts of Bourg-St-Pierre blends naturally into the landscape, that it could be almost missed. It is an important milestone in the garden history of Switzerland. In 1889 by Henry Correvon on the North side of the Great St. Bernhard’s on 1689 meters above sea level, founded in, is he Alps, namely the oldest Alpine Botanical garden in the West. The gardener from Yverdon was it, by the way, the called already in 1883, the “Association pour la protection des plantes”, the first Initiative for the protection of plants in Switzerland. Long the garden was very overgrown until it was restored in 1989 to the 100-year anniversary completely, and now the gardeners of the Conservatory and the Botanical garden of the city of Geneva is supervised.

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