Flower calendar

In the course of the summer, the entire wealth of Swiss Alpine flora, around 600 different species, can be admired in the garden; however, the vegetation and flowering periods are strongly dependent on outside influences. For this reason, we give approximate periods for the blossoming periods of selected species in our flowering calendar. The likelihood of seeing a species in bloom is highest in the middle of the given blossoming period.


As the last snows melt in the Alpine Garden, the cherries are already rpening in the valley. The mountain spring begins with masses of soldanellas and crocuses, followed by alpine pasque flower and trumpet gentians.

This is the time when alpine flora is at its most fabulous. Alpen roses, silvery-leaved milfoil, alpine poppies and alpine asters light up the lush green meadows with sumptuous shades of red, white, yellow and blue.

The meadows of rusty sedge and blue sesleria are now at their most magnificent, dotted with edelweiss, martagon lilies and yellow gentiants. Many species of plants are still in full bloom.

An abundance of blossoming tall forbs with aconites, bluew thistle and willow gentian combine with scent of trailing willows to herald the onset of autumn and the end of the Alpine Garden growing season.