“Look over there, behind those beautiful flowers. There's something glittering!” “Is it a treasure, Daddy?” “Of course! Look closer!”
In his eyes you can see the pleasure of discovery and adventure, but you are really having fun too and, among those bamboo canes, you think you can see a pirate with his eye patch and cutlass.
All of your family had the same sensation. This morning, as you left Ascona's lakefront and boarded the boat, you thought: today will be an adventure. And what an adventure! More than 2,000 species of plants, from all over the world, flourish in just 2.5 hectares.
Azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, but also Japanese bananas and bamboos take you to the Far East; gazanias and lion tails to Africa; magnolia, agave and yucca plants to America; and eucalyptus and acacias to Australia and New Zealand. Lastly, there is the bald cypress, with its strange roots in water ‒ where your children launch a flimsy paper boat ‒ takes you to the United States.