On the shores of lake Zürich lies one of the most significant succulent collections on the planet. It harbors almost half of all known species and serves an educational purpose for casual visitors and specialists alike. Get lost in the lush cactus “jungles” and between giant palms, or simply sit down outside for a quick break surrounded by exotic plants. The exhibition is open every day and the visit is free of charge.
Thematic info spots will allow you to learn about the intriguing properties of succulents and the industrial exploitation of plants for human use. You can even buy your very own cactus from their nursery for a nominal price.
This location is great for a rainy or cold day as the majority of the collection is exhibited in humid and warm indoors. On a sunny day, a visit to the cactus paradise can be combined with sunbathing and swimming in lake Zürich in Mythenquai badi or Landiwiese which are just next door.