The University of Zurich's Botanical Garden belongs to the Department of Systematic Botany and serves to advance research and teaching, to educate the general public - and is a beautiful spot for relaxation. The Garden’s major goal is to provide a systematic representation of the world's flora. At present, some 8,000 different kinds of plants can be found on the grounds. The new Botanical Garden was built in 1976; the old Botanical Garden at Schanzengraben is still maintained as a public park.
Did you know?
All greenhouses and conservatories have an information column in the entrance. A touchscreen allows visitors to access the Garden's database and to discover various facts about the Botanical Garden.
Current Events and Exhibitions
22.1.2019, 12:30: History of the Hortus Botanicus Leiden (talk in English)Marit van Santen; BOT, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich
29.1.2019, 12:30: The mystery of maize (talk in English)Colin Hughes; BOT, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich
5.2.2019, 12:30: Tepuis and the natural wonders from the Lost World (talk in English)Victoria Cabrera; BOT, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich
10.2.2019, 10:00: "Stämme" tropischer Pflanzen (Führung)Peter Enz; BOT, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich
12.2.2019, 12:30: Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) als Universalgelehrter und Sammler (Vortrag)Urs Leu; BOT, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich