1911, Foto Meiner

The garden on the Frohburgstrasse is a rare witness to Zurich garden history. It documents how the European reform movement captured Zurich, at a time when there was a generation turnover of the famous landscape architects, in 1906 at Froebel and in 1907 at Mertens. The Mertens brothers, who were aged 22 and 20 at the time, left their father’s landscape gardens behind and embraced the zeitgeist of the era. Together with Robert Froebel (1878-1966), who was almost 10 years older, and Gustav Ammann (1886-1955), who was their own age, they propagated the reform movement and the shift from architectural to residential garden.

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