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🐘 Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Address
Chemin de l'Impératrice 1, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy
Phone 1
Keyword
2019 Dec
  • Date de Visite
    21.12.2019
  • Création
    1817
  • GPS
    46.22761 6.14682

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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:

  1. A botanical garden
  2. An herbarium
  3. A library

The map of the botanical park.
The map of the botanical park. geneva

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A few parking spaces along the “chemin de l’impératrice”.

A few parking spaces along the "chemin de l'impératrice". Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Botanical Garden


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)

A playground inside the park of the botanical garden.
A playground inside the park of the botanical garden.

The restaurant in the park.
The restaurant in the park. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

The tropical greenhouse.
The tropical greenhouse. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

The tropical interior of a greenhouse.
The tropical interior of a greenhouse. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

A Japanese space.
A Japanese space. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Animal park


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.

Ducks and flamingos.
Ducks and flamingos. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Geese.
Geese. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

A doe.
A doe. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

A child looking at the animals.
A child looking at the animals. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Sheep.
Sheep. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Herbarium


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 building housing the herbarium.
The building housing the herbarium. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

The shelves of the herbarium. Photo: ville-ge.ch
The shelves of the herbarium. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

Library


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.

The library. Photo: ge.sia.ch
The library. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva

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A video on the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of the City of Geneva.

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