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Plants and theater
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 The CJBG's Versailles
 planters move to the
 Théâtre de l'Orangerie
 July 2- September 27
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Radio Cité
 Radio Cité - Podcast
 End of confinement and
 presentation of the
 exhibition "The rise of
 invasive neophytes",  with director, Pierre-
 André Loizeau
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 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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Botanica - invasive neophytes
 
Contact:

Fred STAUFFER
Exhibition curator
Curator of the Geneva herbarium
Tel. (+41) 22 418 51 78

Gisèle VISINAND
Communication and Press Officer
Tel. (+41) 22 418 51 08
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Press:

Download your Exploration booklet to discover the exhibition while having fun or leaf through it directly online (in French).

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Press:

Press release (in French)

Download the exhbition's poster

Download two unique sheets in high resolution:
- Sheet 1
- Sheet 2
Terms of use:
These pictures can be used free of rights by members of the press for all articles or press releases in relations to the Carl von Martius exhibition.
Any other use is prohibited without preliminary written consent from the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva.
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Podcast:
Radio Lac, 05.02.2020, Tadeusz Roth. Interview with Fred Stauffer, exhibition curator
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Video:
Léman Bleu - Cult.ge, 20.02.2020. L'actu - Carl von Martius' exhibition at the CJBG library
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Press review:
Tribune de Genève, 11.02.2020, Xavier Lafargue. L'Amazonie éclot au Jardin botanique (in French)
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


Welcome → Programme → Exhibitions and EventsCarl von Martius:
discovering tropical biodiversity
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Carl von Martius:
discovering tropical biodiversity


Between 1817 and 1820, Bavarian botanist, Carl von Martius, sets off to discover Brazil, thus becoming the first naturalist to describe the important plant diversity of the Amazon forest.
During his expedition, Martius collected some 6000 plants which, upon his return to Europe, were then described and illustrated in the most beautiful scientific volumes of that time.
This exhibition retraces the legendary journey of this explorer and highlights his passion for the most emblematic family of the tropical plants: the palm trees. It also reveals the scientific links that Martius maintained with some of the 19th century most renowned botanists in Geneva.
Beautiful sheets are displayed, as well as original corresponences belonging to the extremly rich CJBG's Library collection.

Meeting point:

CJBG's Library

Date:

Until December 24, 2020

Time:

Please refer to the Library's opening hours below:

Monday: 13:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 16:30



Family activities for children from 3 years old:

The Library heads outside and awaits you on its doorstep!
Experience the journey of the intrepid Bavarian botanist Carl von Martius on the banks of the Amazon River.
On Wednesdays July 29, August 5, 12 and 19 from noon to 4pm.