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.
13: 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
14: In the Jardin Botanique: •there are lots of animals, •there are two ponds, •you can see different cacti, •there are three greenhouses, •you can play and eat at the playground, •the tropical greenhouse is wet and hot. by Gitanjali In the Jardin Botanique: •there are ponds, •you can see ducks and peacocks, •there are greenhouses, •in one of the greenhouses it is like a jungle, •there is a playground, •you can see a lot of flowers. By Cecilia In the Jardin Botanique: •you can see a park, •there are peacocks and flamingos, •you can touch some of the flowers, •you can see the houses where the bees live By Roberta
15: In the Jardin Botanique: •you can touch leaves and you can smell, •there are lots of animals, •we took animal and leaf and plant photos., •there’s a greenhouse and a new greenhouse, •the new greenhouse is taller, •big trees are like an umbrella. By Kazuki In the Jardin Botanique: •there are flowers. •there are animals and birds, •there is a tree that has been struck by lightning, •there are greenhouses, •there are berries (poisonous berries), •there are ponds. By Gideon Lucas was absent for this activity.