Gartenvielfalt Dietikon

"(G)Artenvielfalt" without invasive Neophytes*

A garden exhibition of another kind, on the Allmend in Dietikon. From 11th May 2019 to 31. Oktober 2021.

The garden has been awarded the "Garden of the Future" certificate by the 'Nature and Business Foundation'.

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A joint project with the garden center Guggenbühl in Bonstetten

A natural garden provides a designed living space for the users as well as for plants and animals. A garden can be created, without invasive plants, in which a human being, in their precious leisure time, can feel comfortable and relaxed. Materials such as natural stone, permeable coverings and also an easy-care planting are important components.

Sophisticated room layouts, good structures and height differences create peace and harmony. Different colours, fragrances and palate pleasures create year-round changing experiences.

Nature, design and aesthetics form a unity. A garden paradise can be created even in the smallest space. It brings nature, tranquility and diversity. To the occupant, a fascinating oasis of well-being. The aim is to show how wonderful a mixture of natural garden and designed living space can work on a small area. A well-designed layout and use of different plants creates a win-win situation for humans and nature.

* Invasive neophytes are plant species which have been imported into Switzerland and are spreading rapidly displacing native species.

Gartenvielfalt Dietikon
Gartenvielfalt Dietikon
Gartenvielfalt Dietikon Natursteinmauer
Gartenvielfalt Dietikon

The "(G)Artenvielfalt" exhibition is a 2500 square metre area which presents eleven different garden rooms. They all have one thing in common. Each room refrains from using invasive neophytes (the non-resident, harmful plants).

The aim of the exhibition is to sensitise all age groups to the topic of biodiversity and habitat. Wonderfully, the organiser does not do this with an uplifted finger. Instead, an entertaining, informative approach is used. Each attuned to the different target groups.

The little ones research and learn in the Globi-Parcours. Ten stations are provided. In each, there are tasks to solve, tinker and research to gain in-depth knowledge about these strange plants.

Aspiring pupils can gain insight in the learners' garden. This is a separate area in the exhibition, which is created by horticultural students. The pupils are able to ask questions about the profession, but also about domestic and foreign plants.

The adults are addressed by the messages from the AWEL Section Biosafety, which can be found at each of the eleven information pillars. A plant is described, sometimes shown and the damage it can cause is explained.

The exhibition is accessible during the day and admission is free.