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Succulents - fascinating, flowering, thorny

Permanent Exhibition
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

One of the largest and most important collections of succulent plants in seven greenhouses, in cold frames, and a rockery under the open sky: over 4,400 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 colours invites visitors to embark on a tour of discovery and wonder, all year round. A sense of detail and variety is sharpened.

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

A guide book to the collection is available in English.

All basic information in German, English, French, and Italian.

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

Permanent Exhibition

Open daily from 9am-4:30pm.

Open on public holidays.


Free admission

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