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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Ffortissimo, who once chartered a boat and played the piano for whales, said playing in a botanical garden is tame stuff by comparison. Steve Rubenstein,, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 Image Morgan Janet Dixon Cummings and Robert O’Neal Gray Jr. were married May 12 at Texas Discovery Gardens, a botanical garden and butterfly habitat in Dallas. New York Times, "Morgan Cummings, O’Neal Gray," 13 May 2018 Cross over ponds, through botanical gardens and through the city’s winding narrow streets. Rachel Levin, WSJ, "The Toughest Half-Marathon You’ll Want to Plan a Trip Around," 3 July 2018 There also are hiking and biking trails, a botanical garden, and a massive playground that was actually designed by kids. Matt Villano, Sunset, "Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids," 22 Jan. 2018 And leave it to the French to build a tennis court inside an existing botanical garden. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros," 6 June 2018 Gail Cochrane, the manager of the Brooks Community School Greenhouse, oversees one of six milkweed pollinator gardens planted by the botanical garden at schools and parks. Melina Zuñiga, azcentral, "Got milkweed? Desert Botanical Garden's program could help save Monarch butterflies," 9 June 2018 Their goal was not only to collect specimens, but also to meet experts, see famous museums, study private collections of rarities and visit the great botanical gardens of Leiden, Padua and Montpellier. Jenny Uglow, WSJ, "‘The Wonderful Mr. Willughby’ Review: Hatching a New Science," 5 July 2018 Giant hogweed originally grew in the Caucasus region but spread as it was introduced into botanical gardens around the world, according to the Virginia Invasive Species register. Sarah Klein,, "Giant Hogweed Sent This Virginia Teen to the Hospital. Here's What to Know About the Scary Plant That Can Burn Your Skin and Lead to Blindness," 13 July 2018

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1673, in the meaning defined above

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

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