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Botanical Garden

Species-rich meadow


Best time to visit: March to October

Due to the new construction of the Botanical Garden in the 1970s, the south-facing area under the Eichenkänzli was unvegetated after earthworks.
In 1978, the cantonal nature conservation office provided us with suitable grass from the Irchel. It was freshly cut and immediately spread on the ground. Only one year later, 40 plant species could be observed.
Today there are more than twice as many, namely 89 species!

Typical species are, for example:
Heath false brome (Brachypodium pinnatum), Quaking Grass (Briza media), Erect brome (Bromus erectus), Common Knapweed (Centaurea jacea, C. scabiosa), Wild carrot (Daucus carota), Downy oat-gras (Helictotrichon pubescens), Black medick (Medicago lupulina), Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis), Bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus). A species of orchid, the Common twayblade (Neottia ovata), can also be found.

Markus Lehner

Markus Lehner (gardener):
"In my work I realised that I have to take time and also give time, and so something new develops."


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worth seeing

Native meagre meadow
European yellow-rattle
(Rhinanthus alectorolophus)
As a semi-parasite, it taps the roots of grasses.