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NEWS
Geneva's biological corridors
Geneva's biological corridors,
the stars of this weeks' Botanical Variations
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Namoroka Maze Madagascar Documentary
Follow our scientists on a field trip to Madagascar ! Watch the documentary broadcasted on Arte.
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Symbol and Sensitivity - Winter prelude

The Botanic Shop and the Cabinet of curiosities are exceptionally closed the 20-21 November for inventory purposes.

Thank you for your understanding.
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EXHIBITIONS

Symbols and feelings prelude
Symbol & Sensitivity
Winter prelude
Sound and light exhibition
From 1 Dec 2018 to 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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VISITS

Sunday visits
Each 1st Sunday of the month - 2 guided tours
Upcoming visit: 02 December
Discover the programme !
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Variations botaniques
Next visit : 20 November
"The palm trees"
Register now
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WORKSHOPS

the Green Workshops 2018-2019
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
For children on Wednesday afternoon
Check out the programme!
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


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The Duby Herbarium

Phanerogams
Cryptogams

The J. B. Duby Herbarium (liverworts and mosses)

Jean-Etienne Duby (1798-1885) was born in Geneva to a family originating from the Pays de Gex, France. He studied at the Geneva Academy and upon entering the Faculty of Theology in 1916, he met A.-P. de Candolle. A.-P. De Candolle encouraged him in his passion for natural history and followed his studies over a number of years. J.-E. Duby worked in Eaux-Vives, Geneva, as a clergyman for most of his life but maintained an interest in botany. He actively collaborated with A.-P. De Candolle, most notably by preparing a bibliography of botanical literature of North America for his Prodromus. Later, he spent his time studying cryptogams. He acquired collections of bryophytes (such as the Hedwig-Schwägrichen Herbarium and the Welwitsch collectin from Angola), and studied specimens of the Delessert Herbarium (such as those of Père Llanos from the Philippines, of Hénon from Japan, of Lecoultre and Robillard from Mauritius, and Puiggari from Brasil). The Duby Herbarium was acquired by W. Barbey for the Boissier Herbarium and this is now integrated into the General Herbarium of the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of the City of Geneva.