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Post Facebook THE GARDEN'S  SECRETS
Even in Winter you can discover some blooms! Live from the Rockeries.
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NEWS
A legal personality for the Rhone?
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 A legal personality for
 the Rhone ?
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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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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)
 Read the TdG article
 (in French)
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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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According to the decisions taken by the authorities and until further notice: the Botanical garden is open, as well as the Library's loan service, available by appointment during normal opening hours. However, the Greenhouses, the «Carl von Martius» Exhibition and the Restaurant remain closed.

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COVID UPDATES
Covid updates
Learn more HERE...
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LIBRARY
New catalogue available online now.
More info HERE.
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
Coming soon!
The new programme 2021 will be available in February.
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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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EXPLORE THE GREENHOUSES
tropical greenhouse
Our greenhouses are closed but you can still discover them vistually!
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PUBLICATIONS
Annual Report 2019
Rapport Annuel 2019
Discover it now !
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Scientific strategy 2020 - 2030
Available online now !
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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