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News from the Alpine Garden

7th – 13th June 2017

Last winter brought less snow than usual to the Alpine Garden and the vegetation is further advanced than normal. The Wulfenia hill in front of the Gardeners house is covered with buds which should open in the next few days. Meanwhile, Adonis pyrenaica growing nearby is in full flower. Even the first Meconopsis species are opening their buds (more news on Meconopsis next week). For those interested in the indigenous flora the meadows are colourful with a large variety of flowers, for example Gentiana clusii and Gentiana acaulis as well as the dainty pink-flowered Primula farinosa. Watch out for the dainty hanging flowers of Clematis alpina, a particularly good specimen is at the foot of a Pinus cembra (Swiss stone pine) five minutes from the Alpine Garden. Once you have reached the Schachen come into the Alpine Garden and rest on a bench surrounded by flowers from all over the world.


Adonis pyrenaica


Androsace mucronifolia


Gentiana clusii


Iris ruthenica


Primula latifolia


Pulsatilla alpina


Rhododendron caucasicum


Rhododendron myrtifolium


Rhododendron thompsonii subsp. chamaedendoron


Rhodothamnus chamaecistus


Trollius europaeus

24th – 31st May 2017


Adonis chrysocyatus


Androsace carnea subsp. laggeri


Crocus vernus


Draba hoppeana


Primula auricula


Primula longipetiolata


Primula macrophylla


Primula reptans


Primula tyrolensis


Viola calcarata

Photos: Jennifer Wainwright-Klein

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