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Unpublished guided tour of the Console by Philippe Clerc (Facebook Live)
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NEWS
tropical greenhouse
Presentation of the
 tropical greenhouse

 Run time:1'30
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Léman bleu
Léman bleu:
 Journal de la culture:
 les serres des CJBG
 Run time:12'12
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The Winter Garden will be closed from March 25 to March 29 because of the restoration of the grounds. Thank you for your understanding.
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From March to December
See the new program
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Feuille verte 2019
Feuille verte 2019
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Index Seminum 2019
Index Seminum 2019
Just published
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EXHIBITION
The many lives of herbaria
Cabinet of curiosities
Until 1st of March 2020
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genve


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The Cabinet of curiosities:
Exhibition on the many lives of herbaria


The Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva holds a herbarium of unmatched richness, the result of a botanical tradition dating to the end of the eighteenth century. This dynamic collection, ever in motion, is used daily by our researchers and those from around the world to study, understand and protect the world of plants and fungi.

The placing of dried plants in herbaria is a practice that goes back to the 16th century. It quickly became evident that it is the simplest way to study them without the constraints of time or space. During the era of great exploration, the practice became widespread, having as its ambition a truly titanic endeavor: describing and classifying the world of plants and mushrooms in its entirety. This is the first life of herbaria.

Owing to technological advances, herbaria reveal themselves to hold new information which earlier botanists certainly could not have imagined. It is these many lives of herbaria which this exhibition offers for your discovery.


Winter schedule (30 October - 25 March)
11h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h45

Summer schedule (26 March - 29 October):
10h30 - 12h00
13h00 - 18h00

Cabinet of curiosities
Closed weekly on Mondays

Until 1st of March 2020