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Impressive late blooms to dicover in the Rockeries. Don't miss out!
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Les bienfaits des arbres importés
 A joint CJBG/UNIGE
 study shows the
 benefits of imported
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The <em>Botalista</em> Association is born!
 The botanical Gardens
 of Geneva, Bern and
 Bordeaux launch the
 Botalista Association.
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Seeds and everything around them
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Seeds and everything
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Plan Biodiversité 2020-2023
 The 2020-2023 Biodi-
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 by the State Council.
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The Ethnobotanical Gardens

Come and visit our permanent exhibition “Ethnobotanical Gardens” to discover the numerous connections that man had and still has today with the world of plants, sometimes without even realizing it.

Did you know for instance that the Velcro of your shoes is a Swiss invention inspired by the fruits of an edible plant, the burdock ? That the world’s most expensive spice comes from a variety of crocus cultivated in Upper Valais? Or that chewing gums were originally made from a vegetable gum ?

Many discoveries await you in our gardened flowerbeds which are organized around four main themes:

We share a compelling story with useful, wild or domesticated plants. Different aspects of it are presented in our new exhibition which is now supplemented since 2018 by our collection of useful plants from the Winter Garden.

As history shows us, man tends to best protect what he knows and uses… We therefore encourage you to learn more about plants and their uses ! It is an original and engaging way to familiarise yourselves with the vegetable kingdom.

Note : The best time to visit our new Ethnobotanical Gardens is between May and July (flowering period).