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Scenery with a river and long thin trees in the background
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 Along the Laire river
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drawing of puzzle pieces coming together to depict a boy and different animals, plants, insects and so on, thus illustrating biodiversity
 The CJBG join the
 Global coalition
 #UnitedforBiodiversity
 to raise awareness
 towards the biodiversity
 crisis
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Two new species of ferns discovered in Geneva
 2 new species of ferns
 discovered in Geneva
 by our colleagues
 Gwénolé Blanchet and
 Frédéric Sandoz !
 Lire l'article.
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Taxon article 26 November
 The history of World
 Flora Online and the
 importance of this
 collaborative project.
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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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DISCOVER THE
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Tropical plants and leaves in a greenhouse
 Our greenhouses are
 closed but you can still
 discover them virtually!
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According to the decisions taken by the authorities, the Botanical Garden, the Botanic Shop and the Library including the "Carl von Martius" Exhibition are reopen. However, the Greenhouses and the Restaurant remain closed.
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Contacts:

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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Merchandising:

The exhibition poster (A2 format) can be purchased at the Botanic Shop and the Library. Price: CHF 3.-.
The A3 format is free.

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Bibliography:

Continue and enrich your visit through our book selection. Download the exhibition's bibliography (in French).

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Young public and family activities:

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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Replay:
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)

Revue Choisir, 23.06.2020. Périple amazonien de Carl von Martius (in French)

Tribune de Genève, 17.08.2020, Benjamin Chaix. Au Jardin botanique, on compte à compter les palmiers (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 May 31st, 2021

Time:

Please refer to the Library's opening hours below:

Closed on week-ends, holidays and between Christmas and New Year

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



Exhibition teaser (in French):