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A legal personality for the Rhone?
 Genève Grandeur
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 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.
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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.
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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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Acquisition policy for the Living Collections 2019
Acquisition policy for the Living Collections 2019
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Politique de gestion des collections vivantes
Living collections management policy 2018
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Index Seminum 2020
Index Seminum 2020
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Catalogue des collections vivantes
Living collections index
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The Garden Catalogue

The management of the collection of living plants implies the maintenance of a catalogue and the preparation of labels.

The basis of the collection in a Botanical Garden is the reciprocal exchange of seeds with other Botanical Gardens around the world. This process allows us to obtain plants from other countries.

The Geneva Botanical Garden corresponds with around 800 Botanical Gardens worldwide.

The seeds that we order are for renewing, diversifying and enriching the collection of the different sectors of the Garden, in particular:

1. These seeds, when received, are registered in a computerized database called Botalista, along with all the relevant information on the plant: nomenclature, origin, place of collection, etc.

2. A unique registration number is assigned to the plant and used throughout its “life,” so as to track its passage through the different stages: planting, transplanting, introduction into a collection and planting.

3. A label is made as soon as the plant has sufficiently developed to become part of a collection.

Thus, all of the plants visible in our Garden are, for the most part, grown from seeds obtained through such exchanges.

Our annual and perennial flower-beds are an exception as we use plants from horticultural production. They are planted in our ornamental flower-beds and have a seasonal function. As they are temporary their labelling is simplified to include their common and horticultural names.

Download the Inventory of living collections 2020 (excel 652 Kb)

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