Gardening + DIY

Bacher
“The Harrods of Garden Centers”…As one user described this fabulous garden center on the English Forum. With more than 4200m2 you will find everything you need for the garden, the terrace or indoors, and much more. Bacher is accessible by train if you do not have a car or a friend to drive you. It is worth the trip in the early spring-time to help inspire your balcony planter and herb garden plans. Take it a step further and the team at Bacher will help you plan your indoor or outdoor garden with a custom design!
Spinnereistrasse 3, 8135 Langnau am Albis (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 714 70 70

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Bookbinders Design
A Colorful Life…Capture life’s memories, checklists and calendars with the help of this international concept store, originally founded in Sweden in 2001. They specialize in quality-handcrafted, environmentally friendly products with a flexible and varying assortment. The timeless range of notebooks, photo albums, diaries, and accessories is characterized by a wide spectrum of materials, bindings, shapes and colors. With two locations in Zurich and in Basel, Bern, Geneva and Luzern this is one DIY shop you can’t miss!
Oberdorfstrasse 34 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 260 32 00

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House of Beads
One of a Kind…This shop has all the beads, bands, string and clasps you need. Whether it’s a fashionable necklace or if you just need ideas, the over 4,500 different glass, wood, metal ceramic, stone and synthetic beads to choose from will meet your creative needs.
Their website is helpful, with step-by-step color images on how to make everything from earrings to knotted chains, but step inside for personalized and friendly assistance from jewelry enthusiasts!
Weinbergfussweg 4, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 262 07 17

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Leibundgut
An Explosion of Inspiration…This self-proclaimed “most beautiful and biggest craft and decoration shop in Zurich” and with over 150 years of service, and more than 20,000 items, they have a lot to offer! Beads, silk flowers, leather, crafts for kids, paper, painting, doll house accessories and take home craft kits are just some of the items that can be found in Leibundgut. Not to mention, they also offer various crafting courses to help you perfect your artistic touch.
Kuttelgasse 8, 8001 Zürich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 211 47 40

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Zumstein
Release the inner Picasso…Specializing in paper, office, drawing and painting supplies, and Moleskin products, Zumstein is the art supply superstore of Switzerland. Their multi-floor shop leaves no craft behind in terms of what they have to offer. Their friendly staff is on hand to help and (in our experience) speak excellent English. They also offer a variety of weekday, weekend and children’s art classes for calligraphy, painting, paper crafts, drawing and much more.
Rennweg 19, 8001 Zürich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 211 47 40

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Coop Bau + Hobby
Everything Under One Roof…Whether it’s a weekend project to fix-up the bathroom, to purchase patio furniture and balcony beautifying flora or just to pick up some wrapping paper, Coop Bau + Hobby has everything you need for home projects. Rather than purchase an expensive bouquet of flowers for your next dinner party, pop into Coop Bau + Hobby for a beautiful longer-lasting plant and pretty pot in your hostess’ favorite color. Some locations have a lumber yard and most offer home delivery for larger items.
Multiple locations throughout Switzerland. Website.

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Migros Do-it + Garden
Get Your Hands Dirty…Gardening this weekend? Painting the living room a new color? Have a picture that needs a new frame? From the most basic re-decorating items to complete overhauls, Mirgos Do-it + Garden is sure to have power tools and supplies to get your projects done right. Zuri Girl tip: if shopping for wood, we love Migros Do-it + Garden because they are the founding member of the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network, committed since 1998 to sustainably harvested timber for their stores.
Multiple locations throughout Switzerland. Website.

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Anna Lana
A Rainbow of Possibilities…Whether you have been knitting for years, or looking to pick up a new hobby, the team at Anna Lana are passionate, friendly and helpful. Choose from a wide selection of yarns, textures, patterns, buttons and even ornamental jewelry to make your project complete. Classes are offered and there’s much to be explored. For amateur knitters with kids, it is simple to replace buttons with some of the cutest offerings they have in stock…who knows, maybe a new family hobby will develop!
Rebgasse 5, 8004 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 241 78 18

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Vilfil
The Knitting Basket…Once you walk into Vilfil, you will feel as though you’ve stepped into someone’s personal craft closet. The supplies you need are most likely in stock, and organized in a very comfortable atmosphere – just as if you were looking for a ball of yarn at home. Whether you need your own knitting supplies, or if you’d like to hire Vilfil to custom knit a sweater for you, this is the place to be! Their Vilfil-Club meets regularly to learn new knitting patterns, get tips and tricks on how to knit better and just to enjoy one another’s company.
Kreuzstrasse 39, 8008 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 241 78 18

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