Zurich Botanical GardenFree: All time

The Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich first opened in 1977. It holds more than 3 million plants from around 9,000 different species. A large meadow and a pond (which in spring is full of singing frogs) tempts visitors to spend time outdoor. The Botanical Garden shows off its best side in spring but the tropical greenhouses are also worth a visit in bad weather.

Address: Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich
Opening hours: Mar-Sep: Mon-Fri 7am – 7pm, Sat-Sun 8am – 6pm; Oct-Feb: Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat-Sun 8am – 5pm; Tropical greenhouses Mar-Sep: Daily 9:30am – 5pm; Oct-Feb: Mon-Fri 9:30am – 5pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am – 4:45pm
Direction: Tram 11 to Hegibachplatz Station; Tram 2 or 4 to Höschgasse Station
Phone: +41 44 634 84 61
Website: www.bg.uzh.ch

Photo credit: René Stadler (Flickr CC), ARTwear.ch (Flickr CC), Tracy Ivy (Flickr CC)