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botanical garden

a garden for the exhibition and scientific study of collected, growing plants, usually in association with greenhouses, herbariums, laboratories, etc.
Also called botanic garden.
Origin of botanical garden
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for botanic garden
Contemporary Examples
  • We hired a guy called Patrick Cullina, who was at the Brooklyn botanic garden, to run the horticulture and operations of the park.

    Summer Lovers Matthew Dakotah September 19, 2009
Historical Examples
  • “There's the botanic garden at the University,” I suggested.


    Christopher Morley
  • He was to enclose the park for our deer, as well as the grounds for the botanic garden.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • Here we will leave the poetical part of the 'botanic garden.'

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • Some of the seeds were sown in the botanic garden of Madrid, but without result.

  • He planned the first botanic garden in the country, donating it to the university.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • It was in an ordinary shrubbery, forming a belt round a botanic garden.

    The Wild Garden William Robinson
  • Mr. Rand, who had the care of the botanic garden, rendered her every assistance in his power.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • For some time he was director of the botanic garden at Zrich.

  • Many instances are mentioned of this kind in botanic garden, p. 2.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Erasmus Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for botanic garden

botanic garden

a place in which plants are grown, studied, and exhibited
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