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A.-P. de Candolle: une passion, un Jardin

The library will be closed on Thursday 9th November 2017

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6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

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Court métrage "La Ville célèbre les deux cents ans des CJBG".
Durée: 3'08 minutes

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Dimanche 29 octobre, chasse au trésor au Cabinet de curiosités

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ateliers verts
Ateliers verts

Pour les enfants le mercredi après-midi
Découvrez le nouveau programme !
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Exposition

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Le Jardin, 200 ans de passion
Exposition
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Exposition
Cabinet de curiosités
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Variations Botaniques
Consultez le nouveau programme spécial bicentenaire!
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Sylvain Meyer
artiste en résidence
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Distinction cantonale du développement durable
Distinction cantonale du développement durable
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Projet Arts et Science du bicentenaire
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Sentiers culturels :
la botanique
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La Visite du Jardinier
La "Visite du Jardinier"
Chaque jeudi à 14 heures
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La Feuille Verte
La Feuille verte
dernier n° disponible ici.
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It's blooming in our Garden
It's blooming in our Garden (in french)
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


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the Garden

It's blooming in our Garden (in french)
An overview of the flowering times
The Garden Catalogue
The map of the Garden
The Garden in photos

A label in a botanical garden.
What does it do ? How do you read it ?
The label serves to identify a plant species in the collection.

Exemple d'étiquette

It is composed of a Latin scientific name formed of three distinct parts.

The binomial Latin name (1,2) defines a botanical species thanks to :
a. The name of the genus (1), eg. Rosa sp – for roses.

b. The specific name (2) which applies to one species (a genus can have several species). This name often expresses an origin, eg. Rosa gallica = Rose of France, the nature of an environment, eg. Trifolium pratense = Red Clover (of the meadow). Gladiolus palustris = Marsh Gladiolus, a colour, eg. Silene alba = White Campion, a morphological or physiological characteristic, eg. Solidago graminifolia = Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Bellis perennis = Daisy (a perennial plant), a reference to a Botanist, eg. Epilobium dodonaei = Epilobe (named after Dodoens), a use, eg. Linum catharcticum = a linseed purgative, Linum usitatissimum = a useful linseed, and Rosmarinus officinalis = Rosemary (used as a herb).

c. The name of the author (3) of the first description of the species in question (that gave the Latin diagnosis). Latin is the universal language of Botanists used to avoid confusion during the determination of a species.

There is often other information included on the label, such as, the common name (4) (in French), eg. Papaver rhoeas = pavot, coquelicot (the poppy), the botanical family (5) , eg. Rosa gallica = belongs to the family Roseaceae, and the geographic origin (6), eg. Solanum tuberosum = the potato, originating from Latin America.