botanical garden

variants: or less commonly botanic garden \ bə-​ˈta-​nik-​ \

Definition of botanical garden

: a garden often with greenhouses for the culture, study, and exhibition of special plants

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Check the roster for an impressive array of guest speakers, films, concerts, art exhibitions and more, and don’t miss the gorgeous sculpture and botanical gardens. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "Here’s Why Palm Beach Has Become a Destination for Young Interior Designers," 7 Dec. 2018 Such a great herbal collection is the result of a seed-exchange program with more than 300 botanical gardens around the world, explained Keith Possee, who has been taking care of the garden for more than 20 years. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "An almost-secret garden: UW’s Medicinal Herb Garden has been growing for 107 years," 17 Aug. 2018 Extending Ramona Street would interfere with building a botanical garden, said Brennecke. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Garden advocate wants Ramona Street completion off priority list," 11 July 2018 This veritable botanical garden, in an astonishing variety of shades of green, means there's new life here—a hopeful metaphor for what's happening across the island. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018 The issue has prompted botanical gardens around the nation to raise the alarm. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn’t Know Anymore," 14 Aug. 2018 Along with O'Keeffe's paintings, the botanical garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will feature a lush floral display evocative of the gardens and landscapes that inspired the artist nearly 80 years ago. Jay Jones,, "Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings of Hawaii's flowers will be shown with an accompanying floral display," 10 May 2018 At the botanical garden of Florence, Vranjes recalls smelling heated Himalayan jasmine merged with a colorful assembly of neighboring florals and plants expelling notes of hyacinth, honeysuckle, iris, and musk peach. Ahnna Lee, Vogue, "Tour the Romantic Florentine Gardens That Inspire Artisanal Perfume," 23 July 2018 De La Cruz obtained $3.2 million in state funds to transform the former garbage dump into a botanical garden of five acres, with plans to add another 10 acres later. Enrique Flor, miamiherald, "What do a B-26 bomber and a botanical garden have in common? Hialeah Gardens," 22 June 2018

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1673, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of botanical garden

: a large usually public garden where plants are grown in order to be studied

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