Open Day at Basel’s Botanical Garden’s New Tropical House
The botanical garden of the University of Basel is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. One of its highlights is the tropical house, which houses. one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world—the tropical ecosystem. However, it had to be dismantled in autumn of 2019 due to significant age-related defects. After a nearly 4-year wait, it has been newly rebuilt and will be operational starting in May of this year. It has been rebuilt on the foundations of the old tropical house, so that the three-aisled structure remained. However, the new buildings are taller and more suitable for tropical plants. A completely new walk-in cloud forest house was built for tropical mountain plants—the first cloud forest house in Europe that is open to the general public. The new visitor foyer has a large front facade and can be used flexibly for events inside. The entrance area of the garden between Spalentor and Tropenhaus has also redesigned.
On this day, the public is invited to an open house to experience the new tropical house for themselves. A series of information posts will allow visitors to gain deeper insight into the new building and the tropical flora. In addition, a small pub with exotic refreshments invites you to linger in the garden.
The Botanical Gardens are open daily, including weekends and holidays. Dogs are not allowed; admission is free.
This event is free of charge.
Botanischer Garten der Universität Basel