Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
The conservatory and botanical garden (CJB) of the City of Geneva is located between the United Nations park and the west bank of Lake Geneva. They offer three main parts in a beautiful park:
- A botanical garden
- An herbarium
- A library
A few parking spaces along the “chemin de l’impératrice”.
The Botanical Garden is made up of many structures that can be viewed free of charge:
- Evolutionary path (chemin évolution)
- Collection of shrubs in tubs (collection d’arbustes en bac)
- Living collections (collections vivantes)
- Rock gardens (rocailles)
- Herbarium garden (jardin des herbiers)
- Garden of scents and touch (jardin des senteurs et du toucher)
- Seasonal flower beds (massifs fleuris saisonniers)
- Animal park (parc animalier)
- Tree patrimony (patrimoine arboré)
- Historic rose garden (roseraie historique)
- Greenhouses (serres)
- Ethnobotanical gardens (jardins ethnobotaniques)
The animal park of the Botanical Garden is located along the Chemin de l’Impératrice. It is home to traditional animals of animal parks as well as animals of old native breeds. This mini-zoo is suitable for children up to 5-6 years old.
The CJB herbarium is a collection of 6’000’000 plants and mushrooms dried and pressed between sheets of paper. The plants come from all over the world. The collection is not open to the public.
The library open to the public is one of the most important in the world in the field of botany. More than 100’000 books and scientific journals since the 16th century are gathered here in the fields of plant taxonomy and world floristics.
A video on the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of the City of Geneva.