after months of mild temperatures and even a few weeks of beautiful spring time weather, the last thing we expected this weekend was snow. But not being enough snow for snowshoeing, I gratefully accepted the opportunity to curl up on the sofa with a good book.
But like most of you, over in the US and Canada, who have spent the last months buried in snow, I too am ready to see a little sunshine again and to say goodbye to winter. So today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite destinations for getting a little color filled inspiration for the gardening season to come: “Meier’s” garden centre in canton Zurich.
I’ve visited the garden centre on a number of occasions, and yet I am still amazed by all that it has to offer. It is a must see for any garden lover and an excellent day out. People come from all over Switzerland, to visit this new Garden centre which offers just about anything a gardener could need under one roof, and then some.
Aside from its amazing selection of indoor and outdoor plants, there is a bookshop, a large selection of garden furniture, tools and equipment, as well as a beautiful gift shop and florist. On the upper level, they have a lovely light and inviting cafeteria, restaurant and bakery, which is the perfect place for recharging your shopping batteries.
I took these photos back in February, so I don’t have many photos of what they offer outside, but then I wouldn’t want to reveal all its little surprises!
Meier ’s Garden Centre is about a 35 minute drive south east of the city of Zürich. Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 18:30 and Saturdays 8:00 – 16.00.
The official Name and address of the garden centre is:
Ernst Meier AG
Kreuzstrasse 2 (Gewerbezone Lättenmoos)
For directions, click here http://www.meier-ag.ch/cms/ernst-meier-ag/anfahrt.php
For further information (in German) you can go to their website:
Please let me know, if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you.
I wish you all a great week!
Jodie I can’t wait till I’m in Switzerland, can’t wait to go to Meirs. want one of those bug Hotels. Beautiful pictures.
Oh my goodness, that looks like a fun place to go…I could easily see spending way too much time (and money) there!
I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog this afternoon and making your acquaintance. Keep blogging, and keep quilting!