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Karrer Gärtnerei AG Who and what is behind of the flowers from Küsnacht

Find out more about the Karrer garden center. Here we introduce our nursery team and the company's history.

The team of the nursery Karrer at the Lake Zurich

  • Four gardeners
  • Two apprentices
  • And Fredi and Evelyn Biedermann-Karrer

We are the team of the Karrer nursery in Küsnacht ZH. We look forward to welcoming you at Karrers and hope to see you soon.

The staff of Fredi and Evelyn Biedermann-Karrer at your Karrer nursery

Karrer Gärtnerei AG is a production company for fresh vegetables and potted plants. We produce over 100 types of plants, divided into approximately 1000 varieties.

The company focuses on self-marketing and the products are not to be found in any retail chain.

The nursery employs 9 people, or 7.5 full-time positions. The company has been based in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich since its foundation.

Fredi Biedermann-Karrer Managing DirectorFredi Biedermann-Karrer
Evelyn Biedermann-Karrer Managing DirectorEvelyn Biedermann-Karrer
Our GardenersGardeners


in December, January & February

Monday to Friday:
08.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
01.30 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.

08.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

in March & April

Monday to Friday:
08.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
01.30 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

08.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

in May & June

Monday to Friday:
08.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
01.30 p.m. - 06.00 p.m.

08.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

in July, August & September

Monday to Friday:
08.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
01.30 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

08.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

in October & November
Monday to Friday:

08.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
01.30 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

08.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

Outside the opening hours according to tel. Arrangement.

We handle Sundays and public holidays during the year as follows: The nursery is not open, but everyone can come by, stroll through and be inspired. On non-official sales days, plants can also be selected in the self-service section and paid for with TWINT, cash or PayPal at the “letter box” at the nursery entrance.
Since we are often on site for plant care, we can certainly answer one or the other question for you.

What we do for a better World

Focus on “green products”

Attention is also paid to the design of the range

Even with the products that we do not produce ourselves, but are necessary for gardening, we pay attention to ecologically sensitive products, such as the decorative plant pots of the "Re-Pot" / "Eco-Pot" series, which are also made of recycled materials, or the plant strengthener Multikraft Roots, as well as the cut flower water fertilizer "Chrysal Blumenfrisch"

We are happy to help!

from 2022 our plants will grow
in recycled ports

Because only reusing is not enough

Since the nursery started cultivating the plants in pots and multi-pot plates, we have been relying on reuse. The multi-pot plates therefore do not leave the factory and are cleaned annually using a special washing device and in a disinfection bath. The disinfectant is suitable for organic farms and eliminates pests, fungi, bacteria and viruses.

We all take back the pots of the plants that are bought from us and, whenever possible, they are reused for the next crop.

The new pots consist of 100% already recycled plastic and can also be recycled with the PE seal, like other plastic packaging. Of course, we will also take them back and reuse them.

We look forward to the new pots!

Certificat Biodiversity in horticulture

What can the alternating pile, herbs and vegetables contribute to this?
What can we as a village nursery do to help?

On the one hand it is the diversity, around 160 plant species grow here, divided into almost 1000 varieties, so we find some that contribute to biodiversity.

The sometimes very long flowering period gives the insects nectar for a long time, often throughout the summer and autumn period. Many species of bees, butterflies and wasps can feed on it.

Supported by Andermatt Biocontrol, we have been working with biological pest control for over ten years.

Pest control in our nursery, in 2021 we released 3.3 million beneficial insects, including mites, parasitic wasps and lacewing larvae. With the appropriate plant protection, we were also able to offer other insects, bumblebees, various bees and wasp species hoverflies the opportunity to develop.

Plants that bees like to visit have been in our range for 25 years. This offer has been continuously adapted, expanded and optimized for our region and our climate.


Certificate 2023 CO2 & kWh reduced

We're a part of the community since 2012

The company Karrer Gärtnerei AG is committed to sustainable climate protection. The target agreement is recognized by the federal government, the cantons and business partners.

By voluntarily participating in the Energy Agency of the Economy program, Karrer Gärtnerei AG is committed to actively reducing CO2 emissions and optimizing energy efficiency. The flower production company has already taken various actions, such as equipping the entire wintering area with energy-saving screens.

Virtual tourthrough the greenhouses in Küsnacht

Here you have the chance for a virtual tour through the greenhouses in Küsnacht.
For sure, we'd appreciate it as much if you visit us in person!

From the beginning until now - 100 years Karrer

The Karrer nursery was founded in 1924 by Jakob Karrer. Family members in three generations grew vegetables, which were delivered to a sales center in Zurich. A small part of the fresh vegetables were also sold directly at the nursery.

From 1978 to 1988 the two brothers Ernst and Walter Karrer also traded in vegetables. The self-produced vegetables and purchased fruits were delivered to hospitals, restaurants, canteens and various shops in the area. At that time, the nursery also had a vegetable shop for direct sales.

Since 1989, more potted plants and interchangeable florets have been grown in addition to the vegetables, initially in a small scale, that grew larger from year to year.

Today the Karrer nursery is managed by Fredi and Evelyn Biedermann-Karrer in the 5th generation. A well-skilled and qualified team of gardeners produces a wide range. Around 160 different plant species with around 1,000 varieties are currently cultivated.

A lot of it is still manual work, for example some of all the plants are still sown or propagated by hand, repotted, placed and also watered daily. This also applies to plant protection, which in recent years has been changed to almost entirely organic and strengthened with beneficial insects.

In addition to the main business with seasonal balcony and garden flowers in spring and autumn, the nursery also offers other areas of activity in the other seasons, such as fresh vegetables in summer or overwintering plants.


+41 (0)44 / 910 07 65
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