On the shores of lake Zürich lies the most impressive historical park of Zürich – the Belvoir park. It was established in the 1800s by a trader, who converted the area from a vineyard to a family residence. Till today it remains a great example of the landscaping of the 19th century. Pass by on a sunny summer morning to immerse yourself in to the tranquillity of meadows, lily ponds and shadows of century-old trees.
My personal favourite is the iris collection in the South-West corner of the park. I make it a point to visit every year around the blooming time to enjoy the variety of shapes and colours of irises. Yet another personal favourite is the wisteria tunnel, which gives you the vibes of a portal to a wonderland. The blooming is usually at its peak between mid-May and mid-June, however, the park has a relaxing atmosphere year around.
The park is located in the beautiful area of Enge. Just a stone’s throw away you will find plenty of other budget-friendly locations, such as another spectacular park with a museum with an excentric exposition Rietberg, Succulent Collection, Mythenquai public open-air bath and the lake promenade. The area and the park are easy to reach by public transport – just take the tram nr. 7 until the stop Brunaustrasse. Coming from the main train station the journey will take you only about 10 minutes!