a garden for the exhibition and scientific study of collected, growing plants, usually in association with greenhouses, herbariums, laboratories, etc.
Origin of botanical garden
First recorded in 1775–85
Also called botanic garden.
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British Dictionary definitions for botanic garden
a place in which plants are grown, studied, and exhibited
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