Enzo Enea, a well-known Swiss landscape architect, will open the Tree Museum on the shore of Lake Zurich, in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. The New York Times writes that the museum is a “meticulously curated outdoor display” set on 2.5 acres. Visitors will be able to see more than 20 varities of trees framed by 16-foot high sandstone walls. Mr. Enea said: “I have collected trees over the last 17 years from gardens that I was building or houses that I was building. Trees had to be moved, and instead of cutting them, I tried to remove them.”
The 75,000 square meters outdoor museum will offer a series of spaces “that integrate aesthetics, sustainability, and history.” At any given time approximately 120 trees between 50 and 130 years old and ranging in height from 15 to 40 feet will be on view. An rotating exhibition schedule will create “theme viewings,” highlighting trees with different shapes. In time, the Tree Museum is also expected to serve as a local performing arts site.
The exhibition opens June 14. Learn more.