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Louis Nusbaumer on CQFD - 20.07.2018
Did you know some plants can generate heat?
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NEW! What plants do we grow at the CJBG and why?
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WelcomeThe Ethnobotanical Gardens
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The Ethnobotanical Gardens

Les jardins ethnobotaniques

Come and visit our exhibition “Ethnobotanical Gardens” to discover the numerous connections that man had and still has today with the world of plants, sometimes without even realizing.

Did you know for instance that the Velcro of your shoes is a Swiss invention inspired by the fruits of an edible plant, the burdock ? That the world’s most expensive spice comes from a variety of crocus cultivated in Upper Valais? Or that chewing gums were originally made from a vegetable gum ?

Many discoveries await you in our gardened spaces which are organized around four main themes:

We share a compelling story with useful, wild or domesticated plants. Different aspects of it are presented in our new exhibition which will be supplemented in 2018 by our collection of useful plants from the Winter Garden.

As history shows us, man tends to best protect what he knows and uses… We therefore encourage you to learn more about plants and their uses ! It is an original and engaging way to familiarize yourselves with the vegetable kingdom.

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