In 2010, the Enea Tree Museum ofﬁcially opened its doors to the public. The museum – located in a breathtakingly beautiful 75’000 m2 park close to Lake Zürich in Rapperswil-Jona – shows a large number of selected trees from the collection of the Swiss landscape architect and world-famous tree collector Enzo Enea.
The tree museum features approx. 50 trees, representing more than 25 varieties, some of which are over 100 years old; creating an aura of eternity and tranquillity. The tree collection consists exclusively of species from our climate zone. Another 100 trees and plants stand in the park that surrounds the tree museum. On the entire Enea Landscape Architecture complex there are over 3000 exclusive trees and shrubs.
Since 2013, contemporary sculptures by renowned artists are also being exhibited in the park and surroundings. These works of art enter into a subtle dialogue with the gardens and expand the overall design concept of Enea.
The tree museum and sculpture park offer a unique experience for both garden lovers and those interested in art. With the museum, Enzo Enea has accomplished his vision of combining landscape, botany, art, architecture and design.
Admission Tree Museum
Adults: CHF 15
Groups (from 10 persons) and students with ID: CHF 12
Guided tours for groups on request.
March to October
Mo to Fr 9 am to 6 pm | Sa 10 am to 5 pm
November to February
Mo to Fr 9 am to 5:30 pm | Sa 10 am to 4 pm
Closed on Sundays, public holidays and from December 24 through January 31.
ART IN THE TREE MUSEUM
The tree museum and sculpture park offer a unique experience for both garden lovers and for those interested in art. With the museum, Enzo Enea has accomplished his vision of combining landscape, botany, art, architecture and design.
Through the long-term project Art in the Tree Museum, the traditional connection between art and nature is enjoying a revival. Thanks to Enzo Enea, a tradition that almost disappeared in the course of the twentieth century is once again a focal point for debate and discussion in the art world. The precise choreography of the relationship between art, landscape, and flora creates a unique and fascinating sense of space and has a positive influence on the microclimate. As Enzo Enea says, “My aim is not decoration, but integration.”
This passion-driven project continually attracts especially distinguished representatives of the international contemporary art scene. Their sculptures engender in a myriad of facets and forms impressive and memorable sensations of space, color, and shape – the sculptures in the Tree Museum stand erect set in contrast to the pre-Alpine horizon and lend an arresting and striking tone to the precisely curated garden landscape.
Current exhibitions: Sylvie Fleury, Richard Erdman, Jaume Plensa, Sergio Tappa, Claire Morgan, Cristian Andersen, James Licini, Stella Hamberg, Izumi Masathoshi, Jérémie Crettol, Nigel Hall and Kerim Seiler.
Richard Erdman was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Vermont, USA, in May 2016. The internationally successful artist created important works such as “Passage”, which is considered to be the largest sculpture carved from a single block. Enea recognized the quality of Erdman’s work early on and provided a space for the development of his works Fiora, Spira, Volante and Sentinel.
News: The artist Sylvie Fleury recently received the Swiss Grand Prix Kunst/Prix Meret Oppenheim Prize 2018. This prize is awarded by the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) to outstanding Swiss artists.
Traveling by public transport
Linie 622 | Bus stop St. Dionys
From Rapperswil Station Mo – So every 30 Min. | 03 and 33
To Rapperswil Station Mo – So every 30 Min. |15 and 45
1 km walk from the bus stop to the tree museum
Linie 621 | Bus stop Buechstrasse West
From Rapperswil Station Mo – Fr 8:04, 11:34, 13:04, 16:25, 16:55
From Jona Kreuz Mo – Fr 8:09, 11:39, 16:32, 17:02
To Rapperswil Station Mo – Fr 11:45, 16:12, 16:40, 18.10
To Jona Kreuz 16:12, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10
100m walk from the bus stop to the tree museum
Photography in the Tree Museum is permitted for private purposes only. Thank you for your understanding.