The Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the city of Geneva, a museum and an institution of the City of Geneva, was created in 1817.
The botanical garden includes a living collection of 14,000 species of 249 different families from around the world, and a historical herbarium of nearly 6 million botanical specimens.
The library of over 220,000 volumes Garden The garden is home to over 16,000 different species of plants (rockery, medicinal, horticultural…), trees and shrubs blooming at different seasons to ensure the all-year round feast for the eyes.
This large catalogue of greenery is spread out through different sectors such as the Greenhouses, Rockery, Arboretum and Winter Garden. If you would only have time for one of those, we strongly recommend the Winter Garden, built in 1913 and moved to its current location in 1935, it beholds a wide variety of tropical plants and fruits. Interesting fact, each plant are given a registration number to track their evolution through the stages of planting, transplanting and introduction to a collection.
The garden also incorporates a zoo dedicated to conservation and the Botanicum (a family space) near the lake.
From 1 January 2015, the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens became 100% organic, the first public garden in Switzerland to formally meet the standards of Bio Suisse.