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Post Facebook THE GARDEN'S  SECRETS
Impressive late blooms to dicover in the Rockeries. Don't miss out!
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NEWS
Les bienfaits des arbres importés
 A joint CJBG/UNIGE
 study shows the
 benefits of imported
 trees.
 Read the press
 review
(in French)
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The <em>Botalista</em> Association is born!
 The botanical Gardens
 of Geneva, Bern and
 Bordeaux launch the
 Botalista Association.
 More info HERE.
 Read the press
 release
(in French)
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Seeds and everything around them
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Seeds and everything
 around them
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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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PUBLICATION
Scientific strategy 2020 - 2030
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PVG 2020
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COVID UPDATES
Covid updates
Learn more HERE...
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
THE GUIDED TOURS ARE BACK!
From October to December
Compulsory registration 3 days before
Next visits:
Botanical variations:
October 27th
The Symbiosis
with P.Clerc
Sunday visits:
November 1st
Lichens
with P.Clerc
OR
Trees: relics of the Tiertiary period
with C.Christe & Y. Naciri
Check out the programme
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EXHIBITION
Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Until May 31st 2021
Watch the TEASER
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FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Carl von Martius Exhibition
During autumn break, discover the tropics with your family !
Download your Exploration booklet or leaf through it directly online (in French).
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Botany Cultural Trail
The "Botany" Cultural Trail
Discover the botany in Geneva since the 18th century
The visit begins HERE!
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VISIT THE GREENHOUSES
tropical greenhouse
Presentation of the tropical greenhouse (run time: 1'30)
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THE HESPERIDES' TREASURE
Symboles & Sentiments
Interactive and mutlimedia fiction !
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genve


Welcome → Programme → The Cabinet of curiosities
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The Cabinet of curiosities:
Exhibition on the many lives of herbaria


The Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva holds a herbarium of unmatched richness, the result of a botanical tradition dating to the end of the eighteenth century. This dynamic collection, ever in motion, is used daily by our researchers and those from around the world to study, understand and protect the world of plants and fungi.

The placing of dried plants in herbaria is a practice that goes back to the 16th century. It quickly became evident that it is the simplest way to study them without the constraints of time or space. During the era of great exploration, the practice became widespread, having as its ambition a truly titanic endeavor: describing and classifying the world of plants and mushrooms in its entirety. This is the first life of herbaria.

Owing to technological advances, herbaria reveal themselves to hold new information which earlier botanists certainly could not have imagined. It is these many lives of herbaria which this exhibition offers for your discovery.


Winter schedule (October 28 - March 22)
11h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h45

Summer schedule (March 25 - October 27):
10h30 - 12h00
13h00 - 18h00

Cabinet of curiosities
Closed weekly on Mondays

Until 1st of March 2020