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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Plants and theater
 Plants and theater
 The CJBG's Versailles
 planters move to the
 Théâtre de l'Orangerie
 July 2- September 27
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Can you tell what the Calycanthus occidentalis flowers smell like? Discover them near the pine trees
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NEWS
Radio Lac
 Radio Lac - Podcast
 Introduction to the CJBG
 and to some invasive
 species, with director
 Pierre-André Loizeau
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Cult.ge
 Cult.ge
 Presentation of the
 exhibition "The rise of
 invasive neophytes",  with director, Pierre-
 André Loizeau
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Plan Biodiversité 2020-2023
 The 2020-2023 Biodi-
 versity Plan approuved
 by the State Council.
 The CJBG greatly
 contributed to the
 objectives' definition
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Tribune de Genève 06.06.2020
 La Tribune de Genève
 Learn more about
 invasive exotic plants
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RTS La 1ère - CQFD
 RTS la 1ère - CQFD
 Understanding the
 sexuality of windmill
 palms
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Agro-environmental networks
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Agro-environmental
 networks
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


Welcome → Botanical Garden → The Collections
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
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The Garden Collections

The Rockeries
The Animal Park
The Arboretum
The Garden of the Herbaria
The Garden of smell and touch
The Greenhouses
The Historic Rose Garden
The Path of Evolution
The Perennial Collection
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
The Seasonal Flower Beds
The Shrub Collection in Pots

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

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 Or that chewing gums were originally made from a vegetable gum ?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 flowerbeds 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 is now supplemented since 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 familiarise yourselves with the vegetable kingdom.

Note : The best time to visit our new Ethnobotanical Gardens is between May and July (flowering period).