One of the largest and most important collections of succulent plants in seven greenhouses as well as in cold frames and a rockery under the open sky: over 4400 different species from 78 plant families are cultivated here, which is between a third and half of all known succulent plants. A fascinating panoply of shapes and colors invites visitors to embark on a tour of discovery and wonder, all year round. A sense of detail and variety is heightened.

Audio stations are recalling travel experiences of scientists and collectors of succulents from former times until 20th century. Oversize books present basic information on important succulent plant groups, their regions of origin, and on selected phenomena. A guidebook to the collection is available in English.

Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

Mythenquai 88
8002 Zürich

+41 44 412 12 80

Tram 7: Brunaustrasse / Bus 161/165: Sukkulentensammlung

Questions about succulent plants will be answered in person during office hours, on Wednesdays from 2–4 pm, or by phone (+41 44 412 12 84). Inquiries, with corresponding images, may also be sent by e-mail to

Guided tours by appointment, including outside opening hours.

Exhibition guide in German and English, in the Greenhouses information available in German, English, French and Italian.

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Monday: 09–16:30
Tuesday: 09–16:30
Wednesday: 09–16:30
Thursday: 09–16:30
Friday: 09–16:30
Saturday: 09–16:30
Sunday: 09–16:30

Open daily from 9am-4:30pm.

Open on public holidays.


Free admission

Zurich Succulent Plant Collection: Current experiences

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    Succulents - fascinating, flowering, thorny

    Zurich Succulent Plant Collection
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    The pineapple of Lake Zurich. Succulent crop plant

    Zurich Succulent Plant Collection