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NEWS
2018 Living collections management policy
NEW! What plants do we grow at the CJBG and why?
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Moutons ProSpecieRara
6 breeds of sheep ProSpecieRara
brought together at the CJBG
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VISITS

Sunday visits
Each 1st Sunday of the month - 2 guided tours
Upcoming visit: 5 August !
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Variations botaniques
Next visit 24 July.
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La Visite du Jardinier
La "Visite du Jardinier"
Every Thursdays at 2pm
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EXHIBITIONS

Expositions la Flore des Dames
COMING SOON
Exhibition at Les Bains des Pâquis and the CJBG's Library
Inauguration 30 August !
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The great forest
From 23 June to 2 Sept.
The Brazilian great forest.
NEW EXHIBITION
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The Passion for Knowledge
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The Garden, 200 years of passion
Exhibition
Until 14th of October
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The many lives of herbaria
Exhibition
Cabinet of curiosities
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Discover the exhibition
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
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Les botanistes genevois dans l’Europe des Lumières

Ce programme comprend l'étude historique de quelques acteurs de la botanique genevoise et de leurs activités dans un XVIIIe siècle considéré dans un sens large. Ce programme vise à mieux saisir, à la fois à l'échelle micro- et macrohistorique, la portée de l'activité des naturalistes genevois au sein de l'Europe savante (dénommée par les historiens "République des Sciences et des Lettres") et du microcosme scientifique de Genève au siècle des Lumières. En se focalisant d'une part sur l'étude du réseau épistolaire d'A.-P. de Candolle à partir de l'analyse du corpus des correspondants comme de l'analyse du contenu des échanges, et en valorisant d'autre part l'analyse ou l'édition de sources historiques non détruites relatives au premier Jardin botanique genevois des Bastions, ou aux écrits inédits du botaniste genevois Jean-Pierre-Etienne Vaucher (1763-1841), les résultats de ce programme permettront de mieux appréhender l'histoire de la botanique genevoise sous l'angle épistémologique et/ou sociologique.

The correspondence of the Genevan botanist Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841), founder of the CJB, is an exceptionally large unpublished corpus with some 5600 letters from 1251 correspondents issued from at least 24 different nationalities.This passive corpus is deposited in Geneva mainly between the Candolle's family and the CJB. It is supplemented by some 1226 letters from the hand of Candolle still deposited in the collections of his family, with some thousands of other letters present in different museums across Europe. It can therefore be estimated at some 10'000 letters sent and received by A.-P. de Candolle, including some 7000 letters present in Geneva The project aims to collect all the letters of Candolle (deposited in the CJB and the Candolle's family collections, with the letters present in the foreign institutions), to catalogue them through computer data processing in order to achieve an analytical inventory record for analyzing the network from an epistemological and sociological. point of view.