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BEYOND THE
 CJBG
Conférence
 La nature est-elle
 bien faite?
 Conference by:
 Guillaume Lecointre
 Prof. of "Muséum
 national d'histoire
 naturelle de Paris"
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 May 25 at 6.30 p.m.
 Info:
 www.unige.ch/public
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 Genève Grandeur
 Nature
 Ponds, a hotel for
 biodiversity
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 Climate emergency
 The City takes action
 to reduce carbon
 emissions
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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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Taxon article 26 November
 The history of World
 Flora Online and the
 importance of this
 collaborative project.
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100% Organic
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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 2021
Index Seminum 2021
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Garden catalogue
Garden catalogue -
Inventory of living collections
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


Welcome → Botanical Garden → The Collections → The Garden of smell and touch
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The Garden Collections

The Rockeries
The Animal Park
The Arboretum
The Garden of the Herbaria
The Garden of smell and touch
The Greenhouses
The Historic Rose Garden
The Path of Evolution
The Perennial Collection
The Ethnobotanical Gardens
The Seasonal Flower Beds
The Shrub Collection in Pots


This garden was created in 1990 in collaboration with a number of institutions that look after the blind or those with diminished eyesight (Fédération Suisse des aveugles et malvoyants, Association pour le bien des aveugles). This was done so as to adapt the garden in the best way for such visitors.

The composition of plants were selected on the basis of three criteria: their perfume, their tactile interest, and the liveliness of their colour. The marks on the ground indicate the presence of the labels. These are also written in Braille, and some provide an array of perfumes to smell.