HORTENSIA Garden at Meggenhorn Castle / Vierwaldstättersee / Lucerne
It was a bright and sunny day when I visited the Hortensia Garden at Meggenhorn Castle. From a distance, I could already see the vibrant display of hydrangea blooms in every imaginable color and shape, covering the expansive grounds.
As I entered the garden, a delightful fragrance enveloped me, instantly captivating my senses. The meticulously designed beds and pathways invited me to leisurely stroll through the garden and admire the blooming beauties up close.
It was a feast for the eyes. Everywhere I looked, there were delicate pastel hues, dazzling bursts of color, and abundant floral clusters. Each hydrangea had its own unique charm, proudly radiating its beauty. I couldn't get enough of this impressive diversity.
As I wandered among the flowers, I learned about the garden's special significance. Since 2012, it has been home to around 40 traditional Swiss hydrangea cultivars that were in danger of extinction. The ProSpecieRara Foundation collected and preserved these varieties, ensuring their legacy lives on.
In addition to the hydrangeas, the garden showcased old cultivated and ornamental plants, as well as rare livestock. It had become a vibrant showcase network for ProSpecieRara, not only preserving genetic diversity but also fostering the development of new cultivars.
I spent hours meandering through the garden, marveling at each individual hydrangea and soaking in the harmonious atmosphere. It was a place of tranquility and inspiration, where I could fully immerse myself in the beauty of nature.
As I reluctantly left the Hortensia Garden at Meggenhorn Castle, I felt a sense of fulfillment and gratitude for this unique experience. The garden had offered me an escape from everyday life and a deeper connection to the natural world and its abundance.
I will always carry this magical haven of hydrangea blooms at Meggenhorn Castle in my heart, and I hope that many more visitors have the opportunity to discover this enchanting oasis.