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Lvandelft

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Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« on: April 14, 2008, 09:02:27 PM »
Last week when we were for a short break in Switzerland we visited the Botanical Garden at Zürich.
The weather was not so good but it was dry though cold, about 3 C.
Therefore some pictures are not so good, but I think I show them here because many of you will not be able to visit this garden.

In the first batch I show the entrance with tulips followed after a colourful spring meadow.

Then the screegarden with some plants growing there.

Zürich Bot.Garden Entrance           
Zürich Bot.Garden 10               
Zürich Bot.Garden 11 
Zürich Bot.Garden 1           
Zürich Bot.Garden 2               
Zürich Bot.Garden 3 
Aethionema oppositifolium               
Anemone hortensis           
Erodium trifolium         
Narcissus papyraceus ssp. panizzianus
Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 09:09:31 PM »
Other plants in the scree:
 
Lopezia coronata 1 [Mex.]         
Lopezia coronata 3 [Mex.]             

Muscari steupii 1        Never heard of this name before?

Paeonia tenuifolia Group       

A last year planted Clematis armandii at the foot of a tree.   

Umbilicus rupestris  in a shady place       

On the bottom end of the scree
Forsythia europaea 1   
Forsythia europaea 2   

from where we walked to the glasshouses where we saw
some trees along the path,  I never saw before:

Cunninghamia lanceolata 1         
Cunninghamia lanceolata 2
Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 09:15:05 PM »
There are three glasshouses. One of them for tropical plants and
two are for subtropical and mediterranean climates.
In the first were not many flowers at the moment and it was so hot that we rushed out into the other houses.

Zürich Bot.Garden 4     

Oscularia deltoides     
Echium candicans 1               
Echium candicans 2           
Pelargonium cotyledonis [ St. Helena]             
Pelargonium laevigatum ssp. diversifolium
Polygala spec. 2       
Polygala spec. 3     

Outside in the garden again some flowering shrubs

Corylopsis sinensis var. sinensis 1
Corylopsis sinensis var. sinensis 2 
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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 09:28:59 PM »
Along several hardy plant beds

Zürich Bot.Garden 5           
Pulsatilla [not] montana ?   
Zürich Bot.Garden regular visitor

towards the big rock garden

Zürich Bot.Garden  6             
Zürich Bot.Garden 8 
Zürich Bot.Garden 12   
Primula       

and some plants in this part of the garden which lies on the N. E. side
with many shade loving plants

Chrysosplenium alternifolium             
Pachyphragma macrophyllum 1             
Rhodiola ishidae [Him]         
« Last Edit: April 14, 2008, 09:34:42 PM by Lvandelft »
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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 09:33:43 PM »
the final batch with
               
Cardamine trifolia 1             
Cardamine trifolia leaf         

and a plant I never saw before, not spectacular but very interesting:

Xanthoriza simplicissima  1   [E. USA]             
Xanthoriza simplicissima  2   [E. USA]                 

Cardamine pentaphyllos 1             
Cardamine pentaphyllos 2

Today sending pics was like in old days without DSL, very slow.
But when I started I decided to go on till the end.
Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 08:14:00 AM »
Hi Luit,

So you were out in the cold again...  ;D  .... seems to suit you...  ;D

Nice series of pix of a garden I never visited... seems a very interesting one !  Must put it on my list !

Thanks very much for taking us along on your little stroll...

Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 09:44:32 AM »
Thanks for including us on your break Luit, I enjoyed it.
David Nicholson
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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 12:25:14 PM »
Thanks for the photos, Luit! I will be in Switzerland in July - Zürich Botanical Garden is now on my want-to-visit list!
Thomas Huber, Neustadt - Germany (230m)

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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 02:10:30 PM »
Many thanks for remembering me this very interesting garden I visited just two years ago! :)
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Re: Zürich Botanical Garden April 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 03:12:54 PM »
Hi @ all !

If anybody comes to Zurüch so you have to go to the "Staedtische Succulenten Sammlung "

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet/gsz/home/naturraeume/sukkulentensammlung.html

This is one of the best collections of Europe - with a lot of interesting material ....there are many of plants in herbar - as insurence for war and anything .

Best wishes
Hans
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