botanical garden

variants: or less commonly botanic garden \ bə-​ˈta-​nik-​ How to pronounce botanical 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 As night begins to fall in the botanical garden in Mexico City, a shout rang out among the researchers. Fabiola Sanchez, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 In the botanical garden, researchers can pull down SlothBot and clear its solar panels of debris. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2021 Ten of those acres are now part of the botanical garden. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 12 May 2021 Nan Sterman, a garden expert and designer as well as a journalist, has been to Lotusland multiple times, including the botanical garden’s very first tour in 1993. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2021 By the mid-nineteenth century, Paris’s main botanical garden, the Jardin des Plantes, had extended deep roots into the Fifth Arrondissement, and gardening had been established as particularly salutary and edifying for les jeunes filles. Jessi Jezewska Stevens, The New Yorker, 8 May 2021 The small, charming botanical garden features several tropical trails, water gardens and a greenhouse with a permanent collection of beautiful and rare hybrid orchids. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The buildings’ desert tones also allow the plants in the resort’s 100,000-square-foot botanical garden to pop: red sand verbena, Mojave yucca, and Shaw’s agave, to name a few. Michaela Trimble, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Feb. 2021 This 110-acre botanical garden in Midland is home to glass gardens, wildflowers, and Whiting Forest. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021

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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 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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