Interview & Portrait in Schweizer Garten February issue: Tropenhaus Basel



I had a very pleasant, warm and somewhat damp morning in Basel’s tropical rain forest – run by Bruno Erny for Basel University. This enormous greenhouse is going to be pulled down this year as it is a typical 1960s construction and no longer works as well as it should – as the resident basilisk found out to his cost one night. The plants are also looking forward to the new building, which will however take a while before completion.