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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
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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 Genève


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Historical events

The Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

The naturalist spirit that reigned in Geneva during the 1800's allowed A.-P. de Candolle to found the first large Botanical Garden in Geneva with the support of the Geneva population.

Situated in the current Park of Bastions, the Garden had to move at the beginning of 20th century to bigger premises. It gave up its place to the University buildings and to the "Wall of the Reformers".

The installation, within the Parc de l'Ariana which extended at that time to the edge of the lake, of the area named La Console, took place in 1904. The Conservatory occupies a building there that was specifically built to house the herbaria and the garden occupies a surface of 7.5 ha. The first alteration work was confided to Jules Allemand. The Greenhouses and Orangery, that has stayed in Bastions, were finally reconstructed in 1908 and 1911 in La Console.

The acquisition of the farm of Duval in 1954, and the Terre de Pregny in 1978, increased the territory of the Garden to encompass a surface of 18 ha. A new building was inaugurated along the railway line in 1971 to house laboratories and herbarium collections. It was enlarged in 1974 to accommodate two-thirds of the herbarium collections and all of the library.

The State of Geneva gave to the CJB the responsibility of the maintenance of the domain of Penthes's domain, adjoining the current Garden in the direction of Jura, visitors to the Botanical garden can presently walk in 28 ha of nature near to the City.

With more than 200 years of history and fidelity to the spirit of its founders, our Institute carries out its missions of exploration, research, education and protection, while continually enriching its collections which confer on us one of the first places in the world among Botanical Institutions.

The CJB offers to their numerous visitors a space of beauty and relaxation, of instruction on the conservation of a too often threatened nature, while leading numerous regional, national and international research programmes, using the most modern techniques (satellite remote sensing, molecular biology, Geographic Information Systems, in vitro culture, automatic sequencing of DNA).