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THE GARDEN'S SECRETS !
What plant is this?
What plant is this?
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NEWS
Christmas plants brought to light at the CJBG
Christmas plants brought to light at the CJBG.
Read the article HERE
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Gold medal for the CJBG's beekeeper
Gold medal for Christian Jenny, CJBG's beekeeper, at the Swiss apiary competition.
Read the article HERE
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Namoroka Maze Madagascar Documentary
Follow our scientists on a field trip to Madagascar ! Watch the documentary broadcasted on Arte.
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Podcast Vidéos
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Symbol and Sensitivity - Winter prelude
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EXHIBITIONS

Symbols and feelings prelude
Symbol & Sensitivity
Winter prelude
Sound and light exhibition
Until 3 Feb 2019
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The many lives of herbaria
Exhibition
Cabinet of curiosities
Until 1st of March 2020
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WORKSHOPS

the Green Workshops 2018-2019
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
For children on Wednesday afternoon
Resuming in Spring 2019 !
Stay tuned !

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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


Welcome → Activities for the Public → Visit the Gardenhalf a day
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HOW TO VISIT THE GARDEN
IN HALF A DAY

Who are you ?
Children and Families
Professionals or amateurs
How much time do you have ?
One hour
Half a day
One day

On leaving Albert-Thomas Place, the large pond one discovers at the bottom of the Rockery (previously known as the Alpine Garden), is an invitation to climb through the cascades and streams that snake around the rocks and discover the montane flora from around the world. Once can also see the alpine species that are protected in Switzerland.

Above the slopes of the Rockery, one finds the Tropical Greenhouses with its special collections (palm trees, carnivorous plants, succulent plants, Bromeliaceae Greenhouse, Gesneriaceae, Volcanic Greenhouse, etc.) and the Winter Garden, in which there is a panorama of useful tropical plants (Bananas, Vanilla, Cotton, Tea plants….) in a setting that is both sober and aesthetic.

Behind the Winter Garden is an ornamental pond that is surrounded by a border of seasonal flowers.

In the direction of the lake, and parallel to the avenue of plane trees (majestic trees that are 280 years old!) the ethnobotanical Gardens are presented didactically giving access to a wide range of plant species that have been used by man through the ages.

Just below, the dome of the Mediterranean Greenhouse (or Temperate Greenhouse) contains some large trees, and diverse species originating from regions with a Mediterranean climate.

Near to the animal park and surrounding the lawn, the flower-beds provide an enchanting scene over the changing seasons. This floral trail passes in front of the Villa de Chêne which, in the summer season, hosts temporary exhibitions for which entry is free.

A few steps away, you will find the restaurant "The Pyramus" and the Botanic Shop which offers an interesting choice of works for the amateur and experienced botanists, with games and educational books for children as well as posters and post cards.