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

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Vibrant flowers, local art and babbling water features line the paths that wind throughout the 35-acre Littleton cemetery that brother and sister co-founders Doug Flin and Rebecca Holm refer to as a botanical garden and park. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "As trends shift, Colorado cemeteries and funeral homes look to inject life into the commemoration of death," 28 July 2019 Some botanical gardens house ferns more than a century old. Irene Wanner, The Seattle Times, "In Oliver Sacks’ final book, the writer’s signature charm and self-effacing kindness shine through one last time," 19 May 2019 Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Sherrie Miday granted the botanical garden’s motion for summary judgment April 10. Evan Macdonald,, "Jeptha Wade’s descendants appeal ruling in years-long land dispute with Cleveland Botanical Garden," 9 Aug. 2019 The botanical garden and nature preserve is set in the verdant 1,000-acre Limahuli Valley. Heidi Chang, Los Angeles Times, "A big storm hit Kauai, spawning another issue: Are tourists wrecking the island?," 10 Aug. 2019 This hotel in the Menlo Park foothills near Interstate 280 has reimagined its alfresco restaurant as an outdoor botanical garden — with bites and sips to celebrate the season. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Summer greenhouse bar pops up at Menlo Park hotel," 9 Aug. 2019 Each contains a plant species which was once uprooted from its Australian habitat for a European botanical garden. J.w.s.w. | Berlin, The Economist, "The variegated symbolism of gardens in art," 1 Aug. 2019 Horticulturist extraordinaire Steve Foltz and his botanical band of merry folk have turned what once was just the Cincinnati Zoo into a first-rate botanical garden. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Need summer plant inspiration? Here are 4 beautiful gardens to visit near Louisville," 5 July 2019 NY Daily News/Getty Images In 1801, on 20 acres of Manhattan farmland, an American doctor founded the first public botanical garden in the United States. Time Staff, Time, "15 Unsung Moments From American History That Historians Say You Should Know About," 28 June 2019

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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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