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Actuellement en fleur au Jardin
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Passion for Knowledge
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Nuit de la Science 2018
7 and 8 July
2018 Science Night
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Botanica 2018
From 16 June to 15 July
New edition of BOTANICA
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The great forest
From 23 June to 2 Sept.
The Brazilian great forest.
NEW EXHIBITION
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Sunday visits
Each 1st Sunday of the month - 2 guided tours
Upcoming visit: 1st of July
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Variations botaniques
Next visit 26th of June,
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La Visite du Jardinier
La "Visite du Jardinier"
Every Thursdays at 2pm
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The Passion for Knowledge
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The Garden, 200 years of passion
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The many lives of herbaria
Exhibition
Cabinet of curiosities
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Discover the exhibition
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
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The book: A.-P. de Candolle:
une passion, un Jardin


Press corner
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genve


Welcome → Programme → The Cabinet of curiosities
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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.


InterCités - Les herbiers connaissent un nouvel élan
interview de Yamama Naciri et Laurent Gautier par Lucia Sillig.

Radio Cité Genève
Emission Rencontre du jour
Charlotte Lang, journaliste


Winter schedule (30 October 2017 - 25 March 2018)
11h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h45

Summer schedule (26 March 2018 - 29 October 2018):
10h30 - 12h00
13h00 - 18h00

Cabinet of curiosities
Closed weekly on Mondays

Until 31 December 2018