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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Sauvetage d'une forêt au Brésil
 Rescuing a tropical
 forest in Brazil

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 February 6 at 18:30
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EXHIBITIONS
Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Until Decembre 24th
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The many lives of herbaria
In the Cabinet of curiosities
Until 1st of March 2020
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VISIT THE GREENHOUSES
MISSING THE SUMMER WARMTH?
Come and discover our amazing greenhouses this winter!
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THE HESPERIDES' TREASURE
Symboles & Sentiments
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PUBLICATION
Acquisition Policy for the Living Colelctions 2019
Acquisition Policy for the Living Collections
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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 (October 28 - March 22)
11h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h45

Summer schedule (March 25 - October 27):
10h30 - 12h00
13h00 - 18h00

Cabinet of curiosities
Closed weekly on Mondays

Until 1st of March 2020