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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Plants and theater
 Plants and theater
 The CJBG's Versailles
 planters move to the
 Théâtre de l'Orangerie
 July 2- September 27
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Post Facebook THE GARDEN'S  SECRETS
Stroll through the Rockeries and discover the latest blooms
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NEWS
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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Agro-environmental networks
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Agro-environmental
 networks
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VISIT THE
 GREENHOUSES
tropical greenhouse
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THE HESPERIDES'
 TREASURE
Symboles & Sentiments
Interactive & multimedia
 fiction !

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Carl von Martius Exhibition
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FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Hors-murs bibliothèque - Martius
The Library heads outside
Come and learn more about Martius!
August 19 from noon to 4pm
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Extraordinary Trails
The extraordinary Trails
A new historical fiction
Join the adventure HERE!
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Botany Cultural Trail
The "Botany" Cultural Trail
To discover the botany in Geneva since the 18th century
The visit begins HERE!
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EVENTS
This summer rhymes with concerts!
This summer rhymes with concerts!
Live from the CJBG's lawn!
Every Wednesday and Friday
From July 6 to August 28
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EXHIBITIONS
Botanica - invasive neophytes
The MeteoSuisse blog:
Botanica 2020
Until October 18
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Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Until Decembre 24th
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COVID-19 UPDATES
Bon Retour Chez Nous
WELCOME BACK !
Learn more HERE...
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
All guided tours are cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
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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