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Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area/Zurich

My wife and I have recently moved in Mittelleimbach area (Zurich). We really like the idea of having our own garden. We cannot afford our own house or apartment with garden, so thought to rent one near our present apartment if possible.

Does anyone know where to look out for these rental gardens in Leimbach area? I would be glad if there could be indications on how much it costs if someone already knows or has something like that. The ones in Schlieren costs around 400 bucks a year, I heard. Ofcourse, we are not looking for something very fancy.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 21.08.2007, 15:47
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Scroll down, fill in your address and the umbrella organisation of the garden clubs in Zurich will redirect your request to the club that is closest to you. I think that is the Wiedikon garden but I might be wrong. Declare that you're interested in a garden in Kreis 2 and 3.

Not sure how well maintained this internet presence is. You might want to contact the umbrella organisation or club Wiedikon directly by phone if you don't get an answer in a few weeks.

Depending on the size of the garden, rent is 250-500 Fr./year. It is usually required that you buy the hut from the previous tenant, that's another three to four digit sum.
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Wow!! EF rules!!
Its better than anything I have ever seen.
Thanks a lot Nathu .. writing to them right now .. A perfect gift for my wife! Thanks once again.
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Old 21.08.2007, 15:57
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

I love the Swiss allotments. You have to fly a flag and have big smoke-outs there too, remember
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Old 21.08.2007, 16:11
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Speaking of allotment customs... It helps to think of an allotment as a regulated Mini-Switzerland: It is not allowed to burn plants for example. And if jungle-like vegetation spreads out in the garden, the club will end the rental contract in extreme cases. Still it's a nice hobby and the neighbors usually are kind people.
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Old 21.08.2007, 17:54
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

See the thread

http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...ments-wow.html

http://www.familiengaertner.ch/

Going through the process of renting an allotment myself

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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Hello everyone ...
What I found funny in the first website which Nathu suggested is, you have you to fill up your year of birth!! Innocent looking, but it made me think, is it just a piece of information, or does it make any difference?

I was told that less and less Swiss youngsters are opting to take something like that .. but going by what you guys are talking abt allotments etc, seems thats not the case exactly.

Well lets see... now I have sobered up a bit from thinking, "I would have the garden in one week or so", to, "well lets see when it happens, when they write back!"

Does anyone know abt the waiting list if any in the Weidikon or the Sued Zurich area allotments? Would be glad to hear from you guys ...
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Old 21.08.2007, 22:57
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

My new crib is on the 5th floor of a building in Lugano - a kick ass view of the lake and Mt Bre, but limited real estate (there are 2 balconies with 20m2 of space which is an excellent start) for my gardening needs .

I checked out the links provided in this thread and googled around for gardens in Lugano but found no info. Has/does anyone have an allotment in Lugano?? Could you provide me with any information or links for lovely Lugano?
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

So, did you get the allotment? Just in case it's helpful for kick-starting your gardening activities, there's a landscaping & garden design company in Leimbach-Zürich that specialises in small gardens and sells quality garden tools and gardening products.
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Meeting with the chief of the garden area tomorrow. Wish me luck!!
Thanks for the suggestion, I may come back to you, after I know whether or not I get one or not..Will keep you posted!
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Yes I did get an allotment, meeting the guy next week, has a great Hausli on it and half of it is grass, which is good for the kids. Ground rent is a mere 100Francs a year I think. Will post some pictures, but worth doing.
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Community gardening lives on! And it's a great family activity. Have fun! Kids love their own patch (and gardening stuff) so if your alllotment can stretch that far, how about giving them a little piece of their own? There's a really cool range of seeds from all kinds of flowers and veg to "monster" plants (with packaging & instructions English) and gardening tools especially designed for little people - and perfect for getting them excited and enchanted over the idea of growing things. If you want info and links let me know.
It's one of the most thrilling experiences as a child to watch things grow on your own little patch and it may even motivate them to become much needed "gardeners of tomorrow". Have you thought about a cold frame ?
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

We got the allotment we wanted ... Probably have to wait till we can clear it in Spring before we put up pictures of it ...

Salz do you happen to know or remember where this small garden shop is located?
Thanks guys ... for all the info!
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Question: do the rules insist that you need to cultivate the allotment , or can you simply put up your summer house, raise the swiss flag and put your feet up there with a bottle of Pinot-Gris ?

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Question: do the rules insist that you need to cultivate the allotment , or can you simply put up your summer house, raise the swiss flag and put your feet up there with a bottle of Pinot-Gris ?

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Would have been cool as you described ... but a harmless looking document "garten ordnung" says something about at least 60% has to be covered with vegetables or flowers .... Don't know how much someone sticks to it ..

Moreover, people around seemed well over the hill, and we are the only young folk ... Even overheard whispers of "sehr jung" ... Actually 20 something couple without children, probably makes them think we needed some space to grow grass or something ..

We do have Quince tree though, which makes us wonder whether or not to try and make some wine this summer ... besides also grapes and Kiwi!
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

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We got the allotment we wanted ... Probably have to wait till we can clear it in Spring before we put up pictures of it ...

Salz do you happen to know or remember where this small garden shop is located?
Thanks guys ... for all the info!
CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you enjoy it thoroughly -- gardening is a wonderful hobby... Post some pictures if you get a chance.
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

If you get too many veg I'm sure you'll find lots of people here willing to help you take them off your hands!

I'm going to try to grow tomato plants this year - only tried it once before and didn't have much success.....
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Re: Hobby Garden (Schrebergarten) in Leimbach Area

Hi - After reading through this thread and not finding any references to allotments in the French-speaking part, I wonder whether anyone can answer me about garden plots in the Lausanne area? Does everything go through the Lausanne representative of Gartenfreund or is there another organization that helps out in this region?

Thanks!

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Community Gardens?

I am wondering if anyone knows of any 'community gardens' in the Zurich area. These are the type where you either rent a bit of land from the common organization, or people band together to sow a larger plot of land and then share the fruits (literally!) of their labor.

I was hoping to have a garden in our new home, but realistically speaking, I don't know if that is possible. I haven't seen that many places on homegate.ch that offer even the smallest yard/garden in our budget. As I currently live in a 4-storey flat with a balcony in Chicago, I miss 'gardening' (container gardening notwithstanding).

If anyone knows of such a place, that would be wonderful - I think it'd help me get out of the house, meet people, and continue to practice my rather horrid deutch!
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Old 20.06.2009, 12:39
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Re: Community Gardens?

Around here we call them Schrebergarten. Here is a list of 'Familiengarten' around Zürich - I presume this the correct name for them!
It is the long list of 'Adressen' slightly to the right of the centre of the page, beneath the blue field entitled 'Unsere Favoriten'.
I think the plots are very sought after though, probably with waiting lists. They are used not only for growing fruit and vegetables but also as places to relax in the evenings and at the weekends.
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