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Switzerland’s Tree Museum

Submitted by on August 3, 2010 – 8:00 pmNo Comment

It was bound to happen eventually, Road Trips Gardeners! Enzo Enea, a Swiss landscape architect has decided to monetize his outdoor workspace by turning it into a Tree Museum! Claiming to be one of the world’s most prominent tree collectors, he has planted 120 of ’em on 75,000 square meters (18-1/2 acres) of land near Upper Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.

The museum, part of a larger Landscape Park, includes a series of open spaces and garden rooms and features a large collection of rare specimen trees.

According to the website, the Park “serves parallel as a landscape architecture and space laboratory which allows us to experiment and expand our knowledge about the plant world. We aim to create spaces for living in, textures and structures, patterns and vistas. Our gardens are born in our thoughts and this laboratory is an essential testing ground for giving shape to our ideas and visions. Working with Nature’s resources is an endless challenge. It is also used as a production facility and as show space for selected brands of upscale outdoor space for selected brands of upscale outdoor furniture, pots, pergolas, fountains, grills and umbrellas.”

Tree Museum | Park is located at Buechstrasse 12, 8645 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland (the entrance is on Uznacherstrasse, in front of “Kloster Wurmsbach”). Hours from March through October are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. From November through February, opening hours are 9 a.m. ti 5:30 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the Tree Museum is CHF 15.

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