On June 14, 2010, the Tree Museum situated on 75,000 square meters of breathtaking land near Upper Lake Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, will officially open its gates.The Tree Museum will exhibit individual trees from the collection of Enzo Enea, the Swiss landscape architect and one of the world’s most prominent tree collectors.
In a series of open spaces we show our appreciation for trees by using them to create spaces in a unique way that integrates aesthetics, sustainability, history and lifetime.
Our passion for landscape architecture and our tireless creativity to explore new structures and forms of garden rooms led us daily through the design and construction of this great project.
At any given time there will be approximately 120 trees on view, subject to an exhibition schedule which will present ‘theme viewings’ focused on different types of trees, ways of shaping and more. The Tree Museum will soon also open up to an active involvement with the arts.
Landscape “artist” Enzo Enea completed the Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, right next to the brand new headquarters for Enea Garden Design designed by Miami based Oppenheim Architecture + Design.
The museum includes 50 different species on the site of a 14th century monastery, some of them 130 years old. These have been collected by Enzo himself for the past 17 years, sometimes rescuing trees threatened by construction or urban expansion. The collection includes over 2,000 species on an adjacent 2.5 acre park.