Seleger Moor - Enchanting Man-made Landscape

 

Seleger Moor Park consists of 120,000 m2 of beautiful moorland situated in Rifferswil south of Zürich in Switzerland.

The natural moorland, created thousands of years ago when the Reuss and Linth glaciers merged and deposited moraine, was turned into today’s beautiful landscape by Robert Seleger.

Seleger was the project leader of the 1953 Zürich Spring Flower Show, and in his search for plants and trees for the project, he discovered that the moorland soil was exactly the same as in areas of Germany and Holland where rhododendrons are cultivated. That year he acquired a small area of the moorland and planted his first rhododendrons.
After a harsh winter in 1956, which killed most of his plants, Seleger set off in search of hardier species from higher altitudes, discovering them in various parts of the world.

Ten years later Robert Seleger had created the landscape which can be enjoyed today. With the addition of streams and ponds, water lilies and other aquatic plants were introduced. There is now a peony garden and a fern collection to enjoy as well. During May, the main flowering season, Seleger Moor is transformed into a remarkable kaleidoscope of colour. With its level paths and wheelchair access, Seleger Moor can be enjoyed by all.

Since Seleger’s day, Park Seleger Moor has been developed as a family attraction, with a pub and family barbecue area. Themed adventure days with expert guides are held, and tours of one of Switzerland’s largest collections of azaleas and rhododendrons can be arranged.
seleger-moor-xh71.jpg (247786 Byte) moor-9olm.jpg (278290 Byte) moor.jpg (386485 Byte) seeleger-moor.jpg (416672 Byte)
seleger-moor-x83l.jpg (255392 Byte) seleger-moor-951j.jpg (122963 Byte) seleger-moor-30s1.jpg (124508 Byte) seleger-moor-mc9m.jpg (263377 Byte)
teich-seeleger-moor-f54.jpg (328110 Byte) seleger-moor-yim3.jpg (265497 Byte) seleger-moor-7e0l.jpg (255150 Byte) farn-8i3we.jpg (346584 Byte)
 dramatic broad leaves of bog plants with flowering spathes spectacular bronze-purple foliage of almost prehistoric character  the endless variety of forms of leaf is displayed in this quiet clearing  bold red petals make this a most striking rhododendron flower 
seleger-moor-9ihv.jpg (208063 Byte) seleger-moor-hk7b.jpg (172866 Byte) seleger-moor-frog.jpg (67101 Byte) seleger-moor-v802.jpg (301836 Byte)
seleger-moor-a48a.jpg (211999 Byte) seleger-moor-zur5.jpg (256647 Byte) trees-7ue3.jpg (247834 Byte) seleger-moor-aq9d.jpg (206641 Byte)
moorland young animal nature water
nature white moor flowers
nature flower vegetation bud
marsh plants  white red  flower 
light  vegetation  water   
landscape nature swamp water lily
sign ducks plant white blue
path swamp yellow park
flowers nice
brown light nature plants