10 Mar 2024 – 20 Jun 2024

From exhibitions and film screenings to creative workshops and outdoor activities, learn more about the environment, reencounter local wildlife and explore nature trails for a "green" spring in Geneva.

Every year in Geneva, the administrative secretary of the State Council and Parliament announces the arrival of spring, with the hatching of the first leaf of the chestnut tree of the Promenade de la Treille, a tradition that started in 1818. This year, the first leave appeared on Sunday 3 March.

As days are getting longer, it is not only flowers that start to bud in the parks of Geneva, but also a wide range of green activities that are flourishing in this international city. From exhibitions and film screenings to creative workshops and outdoor activities, we invite you to learn more about the environment, reencounter local wildlife, explore nature trails and spend a “green spring” in Geneva. Discover our suggested activities in our dedicated webpage, which we will regularly update as the season goes.

Exhibitions and Visits

Adapting alpine plants to their environment

16 April 2024 | Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

Collector

From 18 April to 20 November 2024 | Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

Grand Nord, un monde en sursis?

Until 20 April 2024| Audacieuse-Galerie de Carouge

Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle and the golden age of botanical illustration

23 April 2024 |Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

Art et évolution

Until 31 May 2025 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Exposition Errance

Until 6 June 2024 | Centre nature de La Libellule

BOTANICA 2024 - Plants for Our Future

8 June – 7 July 2024 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

L'oiseau bleu

Until December 2024 | Palais des Nations

Festivals, Thematic Weeks and Markets

Sustainability Week Geneva

11-16 March 2024 | University of Geneva

Sustainability Week IHEID 2024

11- 17 March 2024 | Geneva Graduate Institute

Green Film Festival

12 -28 March 2024 | Festival du Film Vert

Nuit des Bains

14 March 2024 | Quartier des Bains

Festival d'Innovation Ouvert Geneva

14-24 March 2024 | Open Geneva

Project H20

21 – 24 March 2024 | Planet Blue

BiblioWeekend | A table!

22- 24 March 2024 | BiblioSuisse

Utopiana | Ces jours terrestres

25 March – 23 April 2024 | Le Commun, Utopiana, Palladium

Festival Souffle de Printemps

13 April – 4 May 2024 | Auditore de Calvin

Festival Explore 2024

20 – 27 April 2024 | Various locations

Evaux en Fêtes 2024

May to October 2024 | Parc des Evaux

Fête du Printemps à la Jonction

9 May 2024 | Maison Quartier Jonction

Fête de la Nature 2024 | En nature Simone!

22-26 May 2024 | Fête de la Nature

Les 48h de l'agriculture urbaine

24, 25, 26 May 2024 | Genève Cultive

Museums Night 2024

25 May 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Conferences, Visits and Courses

Introduction to Bird Song Recognition

16 March, 20 April, 18 May 2024 | Groupe Ornithologique du Bassin Genevois GOBG

An object, a sound, a story: discovering the Amazon

20 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Conferences Cylce "Notre Terre qui est ENJEU"

Until 21 March | Société de Lecture

Thinking about sustainability with the MEG collections

14 April 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Minerals, magic with a thousand facets

21 April 2024 | Museum of the History of Science

Corals, an ocean of life

5 May 2024 | Museum of the History of Science

The plant book as an interdisciplinary laboratory

23 May 2024 | Centre culturel du Manoir, Cologny.

Volcanoes, bubbling and unpredictable

26 May 2024 | Museum of the History of Science

Reflect and Act

2 June 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Transition énergétique ou colonialisme vert ?

2 June 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

When you have your fangs!

Until 20 December 2024 | Natural History Museum

Outdoor Activities

Les eaux du Léman parlent

6 April 2024 | Guided Visit of the Lac Léman

Randonnée à la découverte du Salève

7 April 2024 | Musée de Carouge

Samedi du Vélo

13 April 2024 | PRO VELO

Dingue Dombs

14 April 2024 | Groupe Ornithologique du Bassin Benevois GOBG

Kind Lark

14 April 2024 | Groupe Ornithologique du Bassin Genevois GOBG

La montagne, territoire des Genevois.es?

19 April 2024 | Ville de Genève

Ateliers verts

Every Wednesday until June 2024 | Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Kidcal Mass

28 April 2024 | PRO VELO

Up on the mountain

25 May 2024 | Groupe Ornithologique du Bassin Genevois GOBG

Walk the Talk Geneva 2024

26 May 2024 | World Health Organization

Sentier culturel : parcours botanique

6 June 2024 | Ville de Genève

Excursions | La Libellule

Guided Excursions | La Libellule

Sentier climatique: un parcours didactique en 11 étapes

Learn about climate change in the 11 stops of the climate path designed by the City of Geneva

Nature - Que Faire?

Dans Ma Nature

The platform dansmaNature.ch aims to increase public awareness of biodiversity. A collaborative work by the Canton of Geneva and local associations and institutions, the platform brings together all the activities organized in Geneva, including excursions and nature-friendly outings.

Bioparc Genève

The Bioparc offers a wide range of activities for young and old alike. You can discover animals from near and far, learn more about the biology of species and how to help preserve them, all while having fun. By taking part in these activities, you directly support the Bioparc’s missions of awareness-raising, conservation and zootherapy.

WWF Suisse Sorties Nature

WWF Switzerland

Nature actions, hikes, lectures and training courses for young and old throughout Switzerland. Thanks to WWF Events, you can discover nature from a different angle, see its beauty with new eyes, experience it more intensely and learn more about the careful management of its resources. All offers are accompanied by professionals.

Pro Natura Genève

Pro Natura Genève

Pro Natura is the oldest organization for the protection of nature in Switzerland. Since 1928 in Geneva, it offers various types of activities for both adults and children to cultivate their relationship with nature and to teach how to preserve it.

Parks in Geneva

Parks in Geneva

There are more tham 40,000 trees in Geneva. The educational app of Parcs Genève invites the public to discover around 300 trees on self-guided walks. These trees have particular characteristics that make them essential to the city’s tree heritage.

Walks and bike rides in Geneva

Walks and Bike Rides in Geneva

Discover Geneva on foot or by bike thanks to a series of themed circuits.

Nature in the city

Onex

This walking route is composed of 12 terminals, divided between the City, the Parc des Evaux and the southern hillside of the municipality of Onex. With a length of 6km, it allows you to discover different aspects of biodiversity in the city and its green spaces.

Cedar Trees

Genève-Plage to Bout-du-Monde

This walking circuit allows the public to discover a cityscape scattered with cedar trees. There are 3,800 of these trees in Geneva, representing a precious botanical heritage that the city makes an effort to protect.

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

An urban forest unique in Geneva, the Bois-de-la-Bâtie is home to a wildlife park offering the public the chance to see native wildlife species. The park contributes to the conservation of heritage species and also uses a forest management approach promoting the natural regeneration of the oak trees.

Birdwatching

Marais de Sionnet Nature Reserve

An ideal location for birdwatching in the canton of Geneva.

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Located in Cartigny, this nature reserve is rich in biodiversity.

Cycle the Rhône

Teppes of Verbois

This area is ideally located along the Rhône, a real vegetal artery and votal lead for the migratory water birds. This complex of exceptional natural circles on the scale of Geneva and Switzerland is recognized to have national and international importance.

Hike the Rhône

Geneva to La Plaine

Hike from Geneva to La Plaine and see the natural beauty of the Rhône and the Moulin-de-Vert Nature Reserve, as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.

Nature Walks

Jussy to Asnières

This walking route takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in the Canton of Geneva. Along the way, discover vineyards, mountain views, the lake and, of course, biodiversity with a variety of bird species.

Le sentier des découvertes de Lancy

Lancy

An educational nature train lined with organic wooden totem poles: the Lancy Discovery Trail offers an unexpected idea for a walk on the outskirts of town, combining originality and a bucolic change of scenery.

Cinema, Teather and Music

FIFDH 2024

8 – 17 March 2024| FIFDH Foundation

Festival du Film Vert 2024 | Genève

12 – 28 March 2024

Festival du Film Vert
Multiple Locations

Ciné-relax : Gardiens de la forêt. Canada, la voie des ancêtres

 14 March 2024 | Relax
Sorties culturelles à Genève

Geneva Sustainable Fashion Show

14 March 2024 | Sustainbility Week

Think Climate, Wash at 30°C

19 – 24 March 2024 | Théâtre Le Galpon

Sunday Movie X Green Film Festival

17 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Équinoxe de printemps en musique

20 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Festival of Mountain Films | Mountains on Stage

18 April 2024 | Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

Ciné-relax X FILMARcito: Agua

18 April 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Follow the Water

9 April 2024 | Commun – Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10

Souffle de Printemps

20 April 2024 | Auditoire Calvin

Sunday film: Guardians of the forest. Time for solutions

21 April 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Ciné-dimanche Kids : Le chant de la mer

28 April 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Spring Concert 2024 | "Summer Lovin"

June – July 2024 |  Concerts Genève

Workshops and DIY

Family workshop The Samis

10 March 2024 | Museum of Ethnography

Atelier La Fresque du Climat

11 March 2024 | La Fresque du Climat

Vegetarian cooking workshop

13 March 2024 | Ferme de Budé

Approche amatrice multiplication de semences

16 March 2024 | Jardin et Conservatoire Botanique

Porcelain painting: its set and plate

16, 24 March, 21 April 2024 | Museum Ariana

Atelier p’tits jardiniers - ça pousse à Genève !

18, 20 March 2024 | Swiss Food Academy

Atelier La Fresque du Climat

21 March 2024 | La Fresque du Climat

Créez un lapin de Pâques

16, 23, 30 March 2024 | La Bombonniere

Gardening at the Jardin des Nations

24 March 2024 | Genève Cultive

Atelier-formation "Apprendre à fabriquer ses cosmétiques naturels"

26 March, 9-23-30 April, 14 May 2024 | L’Art du Cosmétique au Naturel

Atelier p’tits chefs : Ton œuf "maillot" en mode Top Chef

3, 15, 17 April 2024 | Swiss Food Academy

Préparation de plantons

6 April 2024 | Prospecie Rara

Foire aux Graines de la grainothèque "1203 Graines"

13 April 2024 | Bibliothèque de Saint-Jean

 

Atelier p’tits jardiniers : Jaune comme une tomate

5, 17, 19 June 2024 | Swiss Food Academy

Tree Artworks

Ville de Genève

Rub tree trunks and create works of art. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Fragrant Scents

Ville de Genève

Discover unexpected fragrances and woody scents with this sensory activity, part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Herbarium

Ville de Genève

Collect pine cones, twigs and evergreens to create your own herbarium. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Competitions and Contests

Nature Documentaries and Series

Restore: Films from the frontiers of hope

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration | United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agricultural Organization

Earth School

TED Ed and United Nations Environment Programme

Les lacustres - Mémoires d'outre-lac

Les lacustres – Mémoires d’outre-lac

Our Planet

WWF

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, watch the award-winning docuseries Our Planet that WWF and Netflix has made available for free on YouTube.

Online Resources

The UN Forest Podcast | UNECE

The UN Forest Podcast | UNECE

Let's Talk Ecosystems Podcast

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) | FAO & UNEP Europe Office

Interactive Nature Map

Canton of Geneva

Discover the protected, natural and observation areas of the canton with an interactive map, suggesting various hiking, walking and cycling routes adapted to every age.

Geneva's Biodiversity

Patrimoine Vert Genève

Learn more about the different species of flora and fauna in Geneva.

InfoSpecies

InfoSpecies

Learn about the different species of flora and fauna in Switzerland.

Science Guide

Science Academy of Sciences

Mobile app to learn about science, biodiversity and nature activities in Switzerland.

Nature for All Discovery Zone

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.

WWF Wild Classroom

WWF

Bring conservation and science to life with these videos from WWF experts sharing their stories and experiences working to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.