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Geneva’s Botanical Gardens and Conservatory | The Perfect Day Outing

Geneva’s Botanical Gardens and Conservatory is the perfect place to spend your summer days. Nestled in the heart of downtown Geneva, this garden contains 19-hectare (47-acre) of green space cultivates around 15,000 species of plants, including conservatories that showcase over 4,000 exotic plants. The gardens are open year-round, but summer is when they really come alive with seasonal plantings and events. There are plenty of things to do at Geneva’s Botanical Gardens and Conservatory, so make sure you visit this year!

About The Gardens

Geneva’s Botanical Gardens and Conservatory is a beautiful oasis in downtown Geneva. Founded in 1817 in a former area of Bastions Park in 1817 but were then moved in 1904 to its current location.

There are over 15 000 different species of plants from around the  world, flowering at different times during the year to guarantee a beautiful sensory display, no matter the season you have the chance to visit it.

On top of all that, the entry is FREE!

Things To Do

There are many things that you can do when visiting the Botanical Gardens. Here are so of them:

  • Roam around the gardens. One of the most beautiful theme is the Japanese Gardens.
  • Explore the different corners of the world and the different climates through the Greenhouses.
  • Observe all the cute animals in the animal park. You’ll see deer, flamingo, peacocks, ducks and many more.
  • Explore the Terre de Pregny interactive Garden of Smell and Touch
  • Have a nice coffee and hot chocolate in at the café while you let your children explore the Enchanted Forest playground and the Carrousel de Fable.
  • Have a pick nick on the Terre de Pregny section
  • Find out if there is a seasonal exhibition or and workshop you can take part in.

To sum up, Geneva’s Botanical Gardens and Conservatory is truly a beautiful place to spend a day with your friend and family, all year around, surrounded by beautiful nature from all over the world.


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