The Ricola visitor garden in the hamlet of Blatten south of Zermatt offers a feast for all the senses. An entertaining and informative adventure for the whole family.
The garden is idyllically located beside old Valais chalets in Blatten, below Furi, at an altitude of about 1,700 m. Here, visitors can get to know the 13 plants that go into Ricola’s world-famous herb drops. Guests are not only allowed but actively encouraged to touch the herbs, rub them between their fingers, sniff and taste them. Information panels describe each plant and its properties.
On show: horehound, burnet, cowslip, speedwell, plantain, yarrow, mallow, lady’s mantle, marshmallow, elder, peppermint, sage and thyme.
Competition with quiz
Recommended season for a visit: late-June to September