botanical garden

variants: or less commonly botanic garden \ bə-​ˈta-​nik-​ How to pronounce botanic garden (audio) \

Definition of botanical garden

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

Examples of botanical garden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The arboretum integrated with the botanical garden in 2014. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Holden Arboretum: A nature lover’s dream to be enjoyed by all," 11 June 2020 Take Dad on a tour of the nation’s best botanical gardens, hike the Great Wall of China from the comfort of your own couch, or take a virtual tour of any of these 12 famous museums together. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Virtually If You Can’t Be Together in Person," 19 May 2020 Car washes, offices for those who cannot telework, botanical gardens, outdoor museums, landscapers, residential and commercial cleaners and more can reopen. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: May 13-14," 15 May 2020 Located on what used to be the Coxe Estate near the intersection of Lorna Road and Rocky Ridge Road in Hoover, Aldridge Gardens is a 30-acre botanical garden that has become known for its impressive collection of natural beauty. Sarah Cook Mcbride, al, "Aldridge Gardens builds on a legacy of family gardening," 8 Apr. 2020 At 392 acres, Boyce Thompson is Arizona's largest and oldest botanical garden, founded in the 1920s. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Ready for a post-Thanksgiving road trip? See the best of Arizona in these 8 places," 26 Nov. 2019 The heart of the botanical garden show was an outdoor garden paying homage to Burle Marx’s design for Rio’s Copacabana Beach and other commissions, with broad, patterned paths winding through groves of palm trees. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Amid the smoke of a burning Amazon rises the specter of the artist Roberto Burle Marx," 3 Oct. 2019 Instead, the property became a botanical garden displaying the varied native flora of Oaxaca. Jonathan Kandell, New York Times, "Francisco Toledo, Celebrated Mexican Artist and Arts Philanthropist, Dies at 79," 6 Sep. 2019 The city owns the land but has leased portions of it to UCI and the botanical garden. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Appeals court reverses part of judgment in dispute between Cleveland Botanical Garden, Jeptha Wade’s descendants," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of botanical garden

1673, in the meaning defined above

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“Botanical garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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