Natural garden with wild plants
Flowering natural garden with garden house

Seasonal garden tour

Poetic garden visites

Discover the diversity of the Gurtengarden

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Immerse yourself in the natural garden diversity

The Gurtengärtli is a natural jewel and a diverse organic garden full of colourful life.
Discover the splendour, beauty and dynamics of a near-natural garden on tours with Bioterra garden leader Alexandra Schafroth. Immerse yourself in a fascinating world that appeals to all the senses. Learn how the garden can combine the aesthetic with the useful, what strengthens plants, how important healthy soil is and how a natural system functions in cycles.
There will be time to observe and pause together. Would you like to join us in discovering the seasonal traces in the garden?

Experience the Gurten Garden in a culinary way with the Gurtner family. Before the garden tours, garden manager Alexandra harvests whatever is ripe - sometimes wild plants, sometimes herbs, sometimes vegetables - and brings them to the Gurtner family kitchen. The creative cooks are inspired by the harvest and conjure up tasty, surprising dishes. These are served to the participants of the garden tours at Gurtner's kitchen table as a tavolata. In addition, the chef shares his thoughts on the culinary side of the Gurtengärtli. Seating for the Gärtli Tavolata is limited to ten participants.
Due to the nature of the harvest, the dishes are predominantly vegetarian. However, the kitchen also has the freedom to serve dishes with meat. If you do not eat meat, you are welcome to indicate this under remarks when ordering your ticket.

The poetic garden tours are supported by Migros Aare Kulturprozent and Bioterra and are carried out in cooperation with Bioterra.

Poetic garden tour

Experience biodiversity on a garden tour. The garden manager is an environmental engineer,

who takes you into the fascinating world of plants and small animals living on the Gurten.
The topics are always seasonal and depend on the current conditions
of nature in the Gurtengärtli and the surrounding green spaces.

Gärtli-Tavolata at Gurtners Restaurant

The Gärtli-Tavolata lets you experience the culinary delights of the Gurtengärtli. From a daily fresh harvest from the

Gurtengärtli, surprising meals are prepared in Gurtners kitchen.
The Tavolata offers space for ten participants. Due to the harvest, the dishes are mainly vegetarian,
However, the cooks have the freedom to add meat components.
The meals are always a surprise and are served as a tavolata.
 Participants:  For adults and teenagers
 For young garden explorers we recommend our weekly children's programme
Venue: Gurten Garden in front of the Garden House
Season: The poetic garden tours are conducted from May to October
2 tours per month
Monday, Wednesday or Saturday, à 1.5 hours 
Language: The garden tours are held in German. Also available in other languages on request.
Prices: Garden Tour: CHF 18
Garden Tour & Garden Tavolata: CHF 69 
Does not include the Gurten funicular ticket
Note:  Maximum 12 participants per group
For the Gärtli-Tavolata maximum 12 participants
Conducted in all weathers with programme adaptations

Current garden tours

Garden tour & garden-tavolata in midsummer
Flower meadow

Midsummer - unfold: Of imposing apparitions and flowerbeds full of stars

Mon, 29.07. 17:30-19:00
Garden tour & garden-tavolata in late summer

Late summer - fruits: of healing herbs, delicate tubers and aromatic scents

Mon, 12.08. 17:30-19:00
Garden tour in the morning

Late summer - fruit: garden knowledge in a poetic robe

Mon, 12.08. 08:30-10:00
Garden tour in the morning

Late summer - fruit: garden knowledge in a poetic robe

Sat, 31.08. 10:00-11:30
Garden tour

Early fall - blush: of plant diversity and resilience, of weeds and weeds

Mon, 23.09. 17:30-19:00
Garden tour

Full autumn - changing color: Of bright colors and overwintering green manures

Mon, 07.10. 17:30-19:00
Garden tour in the morning

Full autumn - change color: garden knowledge in a poetic robe

Mon, 07.10. 08:30-10:00
Garden tour in the morning

Late fall - move in: Garden knowledge in a poetic robe

Sat, 19.10. 10:00-11:30

Getting here

The easiest way to find us. There are parking spaces right next to the Gurtenbahn funicular valley station.


A diagram with an overview of how best to get to the Gurten. By public transportation or car, the Gurten is ideally located.