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Christmas plants brought to light at the CJBG
Christmas plants brought to light at the CJBG.
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Gold medal for the CJBG's beekeeper
Gold medal for Christian Jenny, CJBG's beekeeper, at the Swiss apiary competition.
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Symbol and Sensitivity - Winter prelude
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EXHIBITIONS

Symbols and feelings prelude
Symbol & Sensitivity
Winter prelude
Exhibition and
Sound & light performance
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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the Green Workshops 2018-2019
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
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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