Botanical Garden, Geneva
it´s a nice place to stroll around a bit, just close to the lake in the "diplomatic" area. There are several information tables about plants, flowers, herbs etc....just some impressions you´ll see in my t-logue
I spent about an hour in Botanical Gardens (Les conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève) as it is a lovely peaceful park with various rambling paths, small ponds, fountains etc Of course this was an area where I checked numerous different trees and plants, the small labels in latin will help to practice with some familiar pieces back home but I guess the gardens must be much better in late spring with some blooming flowers. Of course I just walked a small part of the 28 hectares and obviously I saw much less than the 16,000 different plant species.
There are also some greenhouses where you can check numerous plants (they grow greens, fruits and some exotic plants) too but they are not so nice illustrated (I didn’t use the camera there due to humidity).
Finally I saw the Living Wall (pic 5) where the plants just grow on it…
The garden is open daily 8.00-19.30 (winter 9.30-17.00)
The greenhouses open daily 9.30-16.30
One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Switzerland. Features any plant from today's commercially used plants to medicinal herbs and ornamental plants. Wonderful setting. In the garden is also many exotic animals, especially birds. The Garden is segregated by regions, and display many plants, trees, a srubs from around the world. It's easy to get to by taking the Bus 11 to the Jardin Botanique stop (which is the last stop). There is no charge to visit.
This is actually uite a nice place to relax after walking around hilly Geneva. There are three greenhouses for the tropical plants, one also showcases spices; ginger, cinnamon tree, vanilla, etc and examples of the products the produce of these plants are made into...quite interesting.