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Post Facebook THE GARDEN'S  SECRETS
Impressive late blooms to dicover in the Rockeries. Don't miss out!
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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Western Sahara, bio-
geographical borders & limits
 Western Sahara, bio-
 geographical borders
 and limits.
 Conference
 with Cyrille Châtelain
 November 16, 8.15pm
 MHNG

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NEWS
Les bienfaits des arbres importés
 A joint CJBG/UNIGE
 study shows the
 benefits of imported
 trees.
 Read the press
 review
(in French)
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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)
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Seeds and everything around them
 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Seeds and everything
 around them
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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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PUBLICATION
Scientific strategy 2020 - 2030
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PVG 2020
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COVID UPDATES
Covid updates
Learn more HERE...
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GUIDED TOURS
GUIDED TOURS
THE GUIDED TOURS ARE BACK!
From October to December
Compulsory registration 3 days before
Next visits:
Sunday visits:
November 1st
Lichens
with P.Clerc
OR
Trees: relics of the Tiertiary period
with C.Christe & Y. Naciri
Botanical variations:
November 3rd
Ferns
with E. Sanchez & C. Habashi
Check out the programme
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EXHIBITION
Carl von Martius Exhibition
Carl von Martius: discovering tropical biodiversity
In the CJBG Library
Until May 31st 2021
Watch the TEASER
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FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Botany Cultural Trail
The "Botany" Cultural Trail
Discover the botany in Geneva since the 18th century
The visit begins HERE!
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VISIT THE GREENHOUSES
tropical greenhouse
Presentation of the tropical greenhouse (run time: 1'30)
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THE HESPERIDES' TREASURE
Symboles & Sentiments
Interactive and mutlimedia fiction !
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


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the Garden

It's blooming in our Garden (in french)
An overview of the flowering times
The Garden Catalogue
The map of the Garden
The Garden in photos

A label in a botanical garden.
What does it do ? How do you read it ?
The label serves to identify a plant species in the collection.

Exemple d'étiquette

It is composed of a Latin scientific name formed of three distinct parts.

The binomial Latin name (1,2) defines a botanical species thanks to :
a. The name of the genus (1), eg. Rosa sp – for roses.

b. The specific name (2) which applies to one species (a genus can have several species). This name often expresses an origin, eg. Rosa gallica = Rose of France, the nature of an environment, eg. Trifolium pratense = Red Clover (of the meadow). Gladiolus palustris = Marsh Gladiolus, a colour, eg. Silene alba = White Campion, a morphological or physiological characteristic, eg. Solidago graminifolia = Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Bellis perennis = Daisy (a perennial plant), a reference to a Botanist, eg. Epilobium dodonaei = Epilobe (named after Dodoens), a use, eg. Linum catharcticum = a linseed purgative, Linum usitatissimum = a useful linseed, and Rosmarinus officinalis = Rosemary (used as a herb).

c. The name of the author (3) of the first description of the species in question (that gave the Latin diagnosis). Latin is the universal language of Botanists used to avoid confusion during the determination of a species.

There is often other information included on the label, such as, the common name (4) (in French), eg. Papaver rhoeas = pavot, coquelicot (the poppy), the botanical family (5) , eg. Rosa gallica = belongs to the family Roseaceae, and the geographic origin (6), eg. Solanum tuberosum = the potato, originating from Latin America.