- Parks + Open Spaces
- Art + Installation + Exhibition
- Research Facilities
- Museums + Galleries
- Exhibition Halls
- Landscape Architecture
- Public + Private Gardens
- Landscape Architects
- Buechstrasse 12, 8645, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
Tree Museum, Park, Arboretum
Situated on 7,5 ha of land near Upper Lake Zurich, the Enea Tree Museum was opened in the year 2010. The 10,000 m2 open-air museum is divided into a series of rooms whose first mission is to emphasize the exceptional presence, beauty and rarity of the exhibited trees. With the Tree Museum, Enzo Enea has accomplished his vision of combining landscape, botany, art, architecture, and design. The Museum features approximately 50 trees representing more than 25 varieties- several specimens which are more than 100 years old- help to create an awareness of time. An additional 100 trees and plants are located in the Park which surrounds the Tree Museum. The collection contains more than 3000 exclusive wood species and is solely composed of varieties which belong to our climate zone.
A central feature on the grounds is the 2,500 m2 headquarter building of Enea Landscape Architecture, containing a showroom, wood shops, and manufacturing spaces. The building was designed by the renown American architecture firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design and houses an exhibition of selected garden furniture, a museum shop as well as a group of works of art and design. In 2009 The building was given the American Architecture Award, by the Chicago Athenaeum and in 2011 the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded the project with the Merit Award of Excellence.