Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
The Botanical Shop
Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays included, the Botanical Shop contains a bookshop centred on themes of botany and natural sciences for all ages.
Any curious passers-by who enter the Botanic Shop will find ideas for original gifts and games with a connection to nature. All are selected using our criteria of sustainable development and equitable commerce. We try to favour plant materials and in particular only certified wood for children’s games. A large choice of educative games and books for children but also essential oils from “Bio” certified plants, Bio herbal teas from Valais, Maple syrup, T-shirts and hats, mushroom knives, artisanal paper from India, dynamo-driven torches, etc., complete the choice of products offered.
The objectives of the Botanical Shop are above all to welcome, advise and orient the public visiting the Garden – especially during week-ends when the reception area is closed – by providing the necessary documentation for the curious and the studious. It has scientific and informative publications edited by the CJB or those of other services of the City of Geneva (scientific series, brochures, educative documents, Red lists etc.).
It collaborates also with associations, such as the AAJB (Association of Friends of the Botanical Garden) or the Botanical Society of Geneva, Pro Specie Rara and Pro Natura. It distributes magazines such as La Salamandre and La Garance voyageuse.