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BC: Learn more about the Geneva Botanical Garden at http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/

1: How to get to the Jardin Botanique on foot from Pregny School. •Go out of the front door of school and turn right. •Cross the parking. •Take the little path along by our soccer field. •Go past the US Mission on the left. •Turn right just before you reach Chemin de l'Imperatrice and take the little path by the Tennis Club. •Then walk down the hill. The Chateau de Penthes is on your left. •After a few minutes, stop and look at the lake view. •Keep going down hill and pass under the railway line. •At the second gate on the right you can enter the Jardin Botanique. •OR you can turn left into the Terre de Pregny, where you can see the special Scented Garden. These directions were brainstormed by class 2o. NB You can also reach the Jardin Botanique by bus. Take number 1 from Gare Cornavin or number 28 from the Airport. Number 11 also goes to the Jardin Botanique.

14: We wrote “list” poems about the Jardin Botanique In the Jardin Botanique: •there are lots of flowers, •you can see many different plants, •the tropical greenhouse has air that is so, so wet, •the playground has a metal bar for swinging, •you can feel different plants and leaves. by Meera In the Jardin Botanique: •you can go to a garden and touch the flowers there, •there are two ponds, •you can see bee-houses, •you can go to a fun playground, •you can go on a carousel with flowers. By Brooke In the Jardin Botanique: •there is a pond that has fish, •there is a tropical greenhouse, •we took some pictures, •we saw flamingos, •you can see ducks. By Nathan | In the Jardin Botanique: •you can play in the park, •there are two greenhouses, •we liked looking at the animals, •we liked the ponds, •there is a merry-go-round. By Lorenzo In the Jardin Botanique: •you can see flowers, •you can see a merry-go-round, •you need money to go to the toilet, •you can see animals, •there is a playground. By Bora In the Jardin Botanique: •there are lots of animals, •in the garden are lots of flowers, •in the pond are fish, •thee is a playground, •there are bees and the homes of bees, •there are greenhouses. By Ilona

15: A Short History of the Jardin Botanique. 1817 The Jardin Botanique was first founded in 1817. At that time it was in the centre of Geneva near the Promenade des Bastions. 1902 The gardens were moved to the place where you can visit them now. 1913 The tropical Greenhouse was designed and then built. It was moved to where it is now, in 1935. Between 1967 and 1998 it was completely restored. 1955 The garden was enlarged from 90,000 square metres to 120.000 square metres. 1976 The Terre de Pregny was added to the gardens and eventually a special scented garden was planted there. There are also meadows with wild flowers. 1987 The greenhouse close to the Route Suisse was built. It was designed by Jean-Marc Lamunire, who was also the architect of our school at Pregny. This greenhouse has plants in it, which grow in a Mediterranean climate. Other greenhouses were built along the railway line at around the same time. Researched by Miss Oakley

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