The dry meadow was developed as part of the redesign of the main entrance in 2023. It shows species of dry, semi-natural, Central European temperate grasslands: flower-rich, extensively managed meadows and pastures that are not fertilized. This type of vegetation is severely threatened: since 1900, over 95% of dry grasslands in Switzerland have been destroyed. Both their area and quality continue to decline.

Dry meadows and pastures are - on a small area - the most species-rich vegetation types in the world, with up to 89 species per square meter.

Species on display include:

  •     Carlina aucalis (silver thistle)
  •     Campanula persicifolia (peach-leaved bellflower)
  •     Crataegus (Hawthorn)
  •     Prunus spinosa (blackthorn)