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Post Facebook THE GARDEN'S  SECRETS
As of this Monday, come and discover this spectacular Orchid in the Tropical Greenhouse
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NEWS
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
 Nature
 Good behavioural habits
 in nature
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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
 Learn more here
 Read the press release
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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 !
 Lire l'article.
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Taxon article 26 November
 The history of World
 Flora Online and the
 importance of this
 collaborative project.
 Read the article
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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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H5N8 avian influenza virus has been detected in the region. At the request of the OSAV, our birds are in closed premises to prevent contamination of wild birds. This measure only applies to farms located in the regions bordering the "Petit Lac" until May 15. We carefully monitor the health of our birds.
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COVID UPDATES
Covid updates
Learn more HERE...
Read the CJBG Protection plan
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EXPLORE THE GREENHOUSES
To keep you waiting, take a virtual tour of the Tropical Greenhouse HERE
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
The guided tours will resume in early May.
The programme will be available soon.
Thank you for your understanding.
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WORKSHOPS
the Green Workshops spring 2021
GREEN WORKSHOPS 2021
For children on Wednesday afternoon
Registrations open !
Still a few openings left!
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EXHIBITION
Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Extended to May 31st 2021
Watch the TEASER
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PUBLICATIONS
Feuille verte 2021
The Feuille Verte n.51 is here!
Browse online
Download
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Pulication's front page with a map of the Geneva Canton in red and orange colours
Liste Rouge des plantes vasculaires du Canton de Genève
Discover and order HERE.
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Index Seminum 2021
Index Seminum 2021
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Inventory of living collections 2021
Inventory of living collections 2021
Now available!
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Scientific strategy 2020 - 2030
Available online now !
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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 (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