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Explosion of colours in the Rockeries. Don't miss out!
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Green information panel with signs informing visitors to keep their dog on a leash, walk on the paths and not to pick flowers
 Genève Grandeur
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 Good behavioural habits
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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 !
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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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Periodicals, monographs, antiquities

The works can be separated into a number of groups: reference texts; special disciplines: physiology, anatomy, genetics, ecology, horticulture…, classical works in systematics; floras; monographs treating a taxonomic group in particular; and finally the geography of plants; the history of botany and biographies of botanists.

The classification system of the CJB is based on the Universal Decimal Classification system (UDC).

As for the floras, the periodicals are organized on a geographic basis, which greatly facilitates the work of researchers. Reprints have been bound into over 2,000 volumes grouped in series whose names generally reveal their content.

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General Collection

The Library of the CJB possesses almost all printed matter that man has consecrated to the study of plants, in particular in the fields of taxonomy and floristics. Illustrated works dating from the golden age of engraving, from the 1700’s to the beginning of the 1800’s, forms a collection that is quite spectacular.

The pre-Linnean Collection

This collection contains the almost complete literature of the 1600’s and 1700’s, with a few exceptions. The works are organized in chronological order. This collection comes from two or three collections that were collated by scholars such as Edmond Boissier and Auguste Saladin de Budé. They contain renowned early works up until Linnaeus, such as those of Bauhin, de l’Ecluse, Dalechamps, Dodoens, etc… These works bring together almost all of the plant illustrations engraved on wood from 1600’s and 1700’s by Camerarius, Lonitzer, Fuchs, Tabernaemontanus, de Bry, etc…

The Linnaean Collection

All of the botanical references published by Linnaeus (1707-1778) including the revisions of his works and those of his students are to be seen here.

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Archives and other manuscripts

The section of manuscripts is made up of the original copies, for the most part, of Geneva botanical works, as well as those from four generations of the scientific correspondence of the de Candolle family, and those of Edmond Boissier and William Barbey-Boissier. One also finds handwritten works of most of the naturalist scholars from the 1800’s until today.