Botanical Garden at the University of Zurich


As I edit these images shot way back when I was in Zurich, I'm trying to articulate my love of botanical gardens. 

This was my first European botanical garden (the second was in Madrid). Botanical gardens are easy for me to blog about because I don't want to do too much to the images - no over-editing or post-editing; just let the images speak for themselves. The details of every different species of leaves and flowers faithfully captured by my Olympus. I think what I find attractive is that a botanical garden is a highly organised and planned collective human ode to nature. A thousand species are gathered from all over the world and carefully cultivated in one space, living in harmony via measured and precise living conditions. Greenhouse domes are built to allow maximum European sun whilst the plants thrive in an artificial humidity. The patterns that plants make are intoxicating to stare at. At every corner I find a new surprise of species unknown. How amazing it is to stand in a microcosm of what the natural world has to offer.

Address: Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zurich (entry is free)
For more information, visit here.