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botanical garden

noun
1.
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
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85
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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.

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    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.'

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  • 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

noun
1.
a place in which plants are grown, studied, and exhibited
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