Landscape Design in the Swiss Valais – Planting for a magical chalet

Auderset Fischer designed a system of organically shaped islands of native planting to define the property’s different functional spheres. Intimacy is created around the house and the hot tub area. But the space between the planted areas also allows for vistas beyond and gives the impression of minimal intervention.

Munas Grundstück Plan Muna terrace Hot Tub

The planting palette includes medium and small-sized trees such as Silver birch (Betula pendula ‚Laciniata’) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris ‚Watereri’) as well as shrubs Alpine current (Ribes alpinum) and Dog rose (Rosa canina). They form an understorey for the existing trees and help integrating the house into the garden.

Betula_pendula-Silver Birch Rosa canina- Dog Rose Ribes alpinum- Alpine currant Festuca ovina 'Eisvogel' - Blue Fescue Grass

Mounds of dwarf mountain pine (Pinus mugo pumilio) will be interspersed with drifts of grasses and perennials such as Monkshood (Aconitum napellus), Turk’s cap lily (Lillium martagon), Wood cranesbill (Geranium sylvaticum) and Black mullein (Verbascum nigrum) to provide seasonal interest.

Lilium martagon claude shride- Turk´s cap lily Verbascum nigrum Kopi- Black mullein Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' Geranium sylv. 4

We would like to thank Max Goodchild for these beautiful illustrations! And all the others on our website.

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