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THE GARDEN'S SECRETS
Come visit our rockeries! It's time to discover new blooms every day
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Jardin des Palmiers
1st edition of the
 "Jardin des Palmiers"
 Day
- CSRS Ivory Coast
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Lichens
 CQFD broadcast:
 The incredible world of
 Lichens
 Run time: 24'
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RTS Découverte
 RTS Découverte:
 CJBG's Pascal Martin
 makes us discover our
 forests' pine cones.
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tropical greenhouse
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Symbol & Sensitivity
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EXHIBITION
Symbol & Sensitivity
May 24 to October 13
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symbol and sensitivity meditation
Meditation
Next session: September 19
symboles et sentiments - visite nocturne
Nocturnal visit with a flashlight
Registration needed
September 21-22
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symboles et sentiments conférence
Cycle de conférence
Symbols, sensations & sensitivities, plants' secrets
October 1st
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Symbolism of a bouquet
Every week
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WORKSHOPS
the Green Workshops 2019-2020
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2019-2020
For children on Wednesday afternoon
Registrations open !
Still a few openings left!
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SCHOOL VISITS
School visits 2019-2020
AUTUMN 2019 PROGRAMME
For grades 6P and above
Learn more here !
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
Next visits:
The Gardener's visit
September 19
Beware... Carnivorous plants!
September 24
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genve


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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 (30 October - 25 March)
11h00 - 12h00
13h00 - 16h45

Summer schedule (26 March - 29 October):
10h30 - 12h00
13h00 - 18h00

Cabinet of curiosities
Closed weekly on Mondays

Until 1st of March 2020