BC: 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 Read more 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.
12: In the Jardin Botanique: •you can see the peacocks jumping out over their cages, •there are two greenhouses, •when the peacocks stay still they look like statues, •the ducks are very good balancing on one leg, •at the new greenhouse trees are very big. By Jarred In the Jardin Botanique: •there is a playground, •you can go on the merry-go-round, •you can go in two greenhouses, •you can touch the plants and smell, •there’s lots of animals. By Luke In the Jardin Botanique: •there are tall trees, •you can see animals, •I saw some very nice flowers, •I saw a park with a metal bar. By Kummi
13: In the Jardin Botanique: •there is a newer greenhouse, •there are lots of animals, •there is a tropical greenhouse, •inside the tropical greenhouse it is hot and wet, •there is a playground. By Amyra In the Jardin Botanique: •there are many plants and many colours, •my favourite animal is the peacock •the tropical greenhouse is so hot and steamy that I could barely breathe •at the playground my favourite object was the bar. •I liked the cacti in the newer greenhouse By Sydney In the Jardin Botanique: •it is a very big place with animals, plants, flowers and ponds. •I saw two peacocks. •you can have fun in the park. •you can go on the Merry-go-Round. By Matt