Planting start in Uster

In addition to the good progress with the construction at new primary Krämeracker School in Uster, the gardeners have also been able to start the plantings. The result will be varied vegetation with native and non-native plants.

The plantings will show the changing seasons with budding, flowering, fall foliage, and the winter garden interest of standing inflorescences. In spring, the ornamental apples (Malus varieties) will bloom and in the meadow the first meadow species. The striking bloom of the tamarisks heralds the start of summer. Summer brings the blossoming of the currants, bayberries, wild roses and tall herbaceous flowering plants. In the autumn, the oak leaves turn bright red and the hornbeams and poplars yellow. The hazelnuts ripen, red rose hips cover the wild roses, and the ornamental apples display their small fruits. The fruits remain on the shrubs into wintertime and provide food for the birds. The dry inflorescences of the tall herbaceous flowering plants are showy in the winter landscape until snow and storms weigh them down. The evergreen foliage of pines and Elaeagnus provide a green undertone even in winter. The trunks of the poplars and the pines with their lovely bark are shown to their best advantage.


Talking about Gardens

Rakotzbrücke, Kromlau/D, 2017

In the autumne semester 2017 of Studio Emerson at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, the discussion on `The Garden` will once again be accompanied by `Early Morning Breakfast Talk` lectures by Daniel Ganz.
The series will continue this year on 23th November 2017 with a lecture on ‘Garden as Painting as Encyclopedia'.


It’s done!

Under ideal weather conditions, the plantings were accomplished in the Signau Garden. The new vegetation and the existing wooded backdrop are already creating a harmonious impression. It’s exciting to look forward to next spring, when the many tulip, crocus and narcissus bulbs will burst into a firework of flowers. 


Construction progress at Krämeracker School, Uster

Our plans for the new school grounds of the Krämeracker School in Uster are being realised. Under good weather conditions, the play areas have already been constructed by the Motorsänger company of Männedorf. The paving slabs developed specifically for the primary school are also being installed. Four different shapes of paving slabs with different layer thicknesses, chosen for the load demands of walkable and driveable surfacing, frame the schoolyards. The seating cubes for the outdoor classroom have been installed as well. The paving slabs and seating cubes were developed and manufactured in collaboration with the Tschümperlin company in Meierskappel; the surfaces were strongly sandblasted by hand. The white cement paving slabs, arranged ornamentally, will provide contrast with the adjoining asphalt and in addition form the transition to the gritty landscape.


Construction start of school grounds at Hinterbirch School, Bülach

The new secondary schoolhouse and the sports hall have already taken shape. Now the gardening work for the new school grounds is also underway. Selected in 2013 through an open design competition in two stages, the school will be ready for use in school year 2018/19. Our project execution work for the school grounds, in particular the plantings of species-rich vegetation, will continue into the late autumn of 2018.


Garden design from Classicism and Romanticism to Bauhaus

Rokokosaal, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

On this year’s company field trip we will be covering a wide stretch of periods and also geography. From 21 to 24 September we will be viewing the extensive Muskauer Park, a landscaped park created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau, in Bad Muskau, Germany, and Lecknika, Poland, and in addition, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz. We will gather impressions of the cities Cottbus and Weimar and visit the Bauhaus in Dessau.


Start of construction of the Signau Garden

The gardeners at the landscaping company Gartenbaugenossenschaft Zürich are now starting work on the new Signau Graden. The existing wooded backdrop of the edges of the garden and the wrought-iron historical fence frame the garden. A new feature is a rectangular lawn area that forms the centre of the garden. This lawn area is framed on two sides by plantings, a bed of irises and a herbaceous border, while the third side is closed by a structure, a new water basin. The side facing the house spreads out like a carpet in front of the house.


New website


Now, after eight years, we cast off the garb that we became attached to and present the relaunch of our website — with a new design, new navigation, a new user interface and a new sorting. But you will still find the interesting cabinet of curiosities and the loyal seagull.


3rd Prize in invited competition: Tannenrauchstrasse, Zürich-Wollishofen

The existing blocks of flats from the 1950s located between Tan­nenrauch­strasse and Mut­s­chel­len­strasse in Zürich-Wollishofen no longer meet today’s housing needs. Due to their structure and state of repair, they cannot be modernised at a reasonable cost. Wohn- und Siedlungsgenos­senschaft Zürich (a housing and settlement cooperative company) wants to create family flats with inviting strolling and interaction zones and communal areas, whereby the design of the exterior space around the new construction should be high quality.

The proposal by the team of Adrian Streich Architekten and Ganz Landscape Architects, ’Haus im Garten‘  [house in the garden], was awarded 3rd Prize by the jury.


Closed for summer holidays

Jubilee Pool, Penzance/ GB

Ganz Landscape Architects will have summer holidays from 24 July to 4 August 2017. During this time we will be working with a reduced staff. The entire team will be back at work for you on 7 August 2017.