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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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  • The Park and botanical garden are also not without interest.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The botanical garden at Demerara may be as good, if not larger and better.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • The house of the great botanist and the botanical garden were not neglected.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • The botanical garden, in one of the courts of the viceroy's palace.

  • The botanical garden does not appear so good as that of Edinburgh.

    Peregrine in France William Bromet
  • The botanical garden is well worth a visit by all lovers of horticulture.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • Do you think I can get a job in a botanical garden or something?

    Collector's Item Evelyn E. Smith
  • When we saw him, he was watering the plants in the botanical garden.

    Over Strand and Field

    Gustave Flaubert
  • There is a special "botanical garden," which is much frequented by students.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • So favorable is the climate, that nearly the whole country might be turned into a botanical garden.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou

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