4 Flower Gardens Of Switzerland

4 Flower Gardens Of Switzerland
The edelweiss flower, the traditional Swiss symbol of love and courage. Credit: / Kluciar Ivan

For an experience of the floral beauty of Switzerland, visit its high-altitude alpine botanical gardens

Pranay Jain
February 03 , 2023
04 Min Read

Switzerland, the home of the edelweiss flower, the traditional Swiss symbol of love and courage, is best visited from June to August. This is also the time when the high-altitude alpine flowers, like the edelweiss, are in full bloom. The meadows come alive with a colourful array of wildflowers, including edelweiss, gentians, primroses, etc. To get the most out of your visit, it's best to check the local weather and flower reports in advance and plan your trip accordingly. Here are a few places where you view the flowers of Switzerland. 

Botanical Park of Gambarogno 


Located on the Gambarogno side of Lake Maggiore in the Ticino region, the park was planted long ago by Otto Eisenhut. He cultivated about 20'000 m2 of the area and planted 950 types of camellias, 450 different magnolias, azaleas, peonies, and Rhododendrons. Additionally, you will also see trees such as pines, juniper, and other rare European coniferous varieties. 

San Grato Botanical Park

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Located at just under 700 metres altitude, the San Grato gardens are a haven for plant and flower aficionados. The plants here are in full bloom from April to May, and you will see a plethora of flowers, including azaleas and rhododendrons, which cast a fragrant spell. You can trek on any of the five themed trails through the park. The Fairytale Trail provides children a chance to play and explore. The Relaxation Trail, is true to its name; the Botanical Trail, has information boards on ornamental plants and wild vegetation in the park; on the Art Trail you can see works of artists; and the Panorama Trail, will take you to various lookout points. This park is open throughout the year, and admission is free.

Flore-Alpe Botanical Garden

The garden is dotted with paths zigzagging through rock gardens and short bridges over water. About four thousand species of plants bloom here and making it one of the most significant gardens in the Alps. Its collections of gentians, primroses, wild roses, rhododendrons, saxifrages and joubarbes generate massive interest. In 2007, Flore-Alpe was awarded the Schulthess Prize for Swiss Heritage Gardens. 

Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden

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First, this garden will give you spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains! Apart from showcasing more than 750 species of plants native to the Swiss Alps, growing in their natural communities, the garden is also a site of scientific research and nature conservation at 1,967 metres above sea level. 

For more information, check the website.  

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