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Botanical Garden

Mixed Border and Rosaceae

Mixed Border

Your first impression of the Botanic Garden is important to us! If you enter the Botanical Garden from Zollikerstrasse via the stairs, you will be bathed in a variety of colours, shapes and scents.

Mixed Border

This style of planting, namely creating a firework of flowers, was developed in England at the end of the 19th century. Annual flowers, perennials and smaller woody plants are selected in such a way that something blooms throughout the entire growing season. The aim is to make the planting appear as natural as possible: Everything is allowed to grow in a jumble.
The mixed borders show themselves differently in every season: in spring the geophytes bloom, in summer until autumn the annual summer flowers, and in winter the grasses stand with their faded inflorescences, which are a very special attraction when covered with hoarfrost.


Rosaceous plants
In the adjacent section you will find a larger selection of different species of the rose family. Did you know that strawberries, peaches and raspberries all belong to this plant family? The family, which is concentrated in the northern hemisphere, reveals a variety of leaf and fruit shapes in its 3000 species and 90 genera, whereas the flowers usually appear very similarly constructed.


Daniel Schlagenhauf

Daniel Schlagenhauf (gardener): "It is a challenge every year to create the mixed borders in such flowering splendour. When the garden visitors are delighted and spontaneously thank me, I know that it was worth the effort and work."


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Purpur Prunkwinde

Especially worth seeing

Mixed Border

Purpur-Prunkwinde (Ipomea purpurea):
This climbing plant captivates with its bright purple colour. The plant flowers from July to October.


Malus hupehensis

Especially worth seeing


Tea-Appletree(Malus hupehensis):
In May it delights us with its splendour of blossoms and later in the year with its cherry-sized and red-cheeked apples.