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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 Temperate House
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The Temperate House

The symbol of our institute, this big glass dome is noticeable to all the users of the national highway which passes nearby. It houses plants from different regions of the globe, which are divided into five geographical zones: America, Asia, Australia and two zones specifically for the succulent plants of Africa and America. These two zones are situated opposite each other and allow visitors to compare, at their leisure, the morphological convergence of succulent plants from the two continents.

An eight meter high circular gallery invites the public to experience these plants, as well as those to be seen outside the greenhouse, from a different view point. One can look out over the cacti, the tree ferns, have a birds-eye-view of the Cycad foliage and find oneself `nose to nose` with the crown of a Washingtonia.

During the winter season several large potted trees are sheltered in the centre of the greenhouse. Among them some very old palms (Chamaerops humilis), and a two hundred-year-old Podocarpus, which is one of the last examples of plants that were transferred here from the original site of the Botanical Garden at the beginning of the 20th century. This arboreal heritage, which passes from generation to generation, is precious and makes you think of the bonsais which the Japanese hand down from father to son. Their presence on the terrace of the Winter Garden in the summer adds an exotic note opposite the majestic presence of nearly three hundred year old Plane trees of "la grande allée."