botanical garden

A botanical garden or botanic garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and other succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special collections such as tropical plants, alpine plants, or other exotic plants. Visitor services at a botanical garden might include tours, educational displays, art exhibitions, book rooms, open-air theatrical and musical performances, and other entertainment. Botanical gardens are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations, and often have associated herbaria and research programmes in plant taxonomy or some other aspect of botanical science. In principle, their role is to maintain documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display, and education, although this will depend on the resources available and the special interests pursued at each particular garden. The origin of modern botanical gardens is generally traced to the appointment of professors of botany to the medical faculties of universities in 16th century Renaissance Italy, which also entailed the curation of a medicinal garden. However, the objectives, content, and audience of today’s botanic gardens more closely resembles that of the grandiose gardens of antiquity and the educational garden of Theophrastus in the Lyceum of ancient Athens. The early concern with medicinal plants changed in the 17th century to an interest in the new plant imports from explorations outside Europe as botany gradually established its independence from medicine. In the 18th century, systems of nomenclature and classification were devised by botanists working in the herbaria and universities associated with the gardens, these systems often being displayed in the gardens as educational "order beds". With the rapid rise of European imperialism in the late 18th century, botanic gardens were established in the tropics, and economic botany became a focus with the hub at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London.
Colorful park. - Park in autumn colors.
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Bridge in the garden. - Bridge in the Japanese garden.
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Bridge in the garden.

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Lantern. - Lighthouse ...
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Lantern.

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tulips - spring landscape, tulips, park
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tulips

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Landscape. - A lovely fountain in the park.
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Landscape.

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nature itself - rockery - yellow tulips
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nature itself

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colorful flower bed - spring, park, colorful flower bed
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colorful flower bed

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Isola Del Garda. Italy. - Isola Del Garda. Italy.
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Fountain with flowers. - Fountain with flowers. Mainau island on Lake Constance.
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Fountain with flowers.

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Japanese garden. - Japanese-style garden.
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Japanese garden.

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Greek tomatoes. - Various tomatoes !!
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Greek tomatoes.

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Mountain meadow. - Beautiful mountain meadow in spring.
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Mountain meadow.

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Summer flowers. - Summer flowers in the garden.
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Summer flowers.

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Sparrows in the park. - Sparrows on a bush in the park.
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Sparrows in the park.

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Flowers in the garden - Beautiful colorful flowers in the garden
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A floral path. - A floral path with tulips and sapphires.
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A floral path.

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Fountain of flowers. - Fountain of flowers in the park.
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Fountain of flowers.

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Bridge in the park. - Bridge in the park among pink bushes.
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Bridge in the park.

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Rose flower bed. - Rose flower-bed in the park.
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Rose flower bed.

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Bridge in the park. - Bridge in a summer park.
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Bridge in the park.

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Tropical Zanzibar. - Tropical Zanzibar.
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Tropical Zanzibar.

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Spring park. - Places of Interest.
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Spring park.

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A pumpkin gazebo. - Pumpkin arbor in the park.
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A pumpkin gazebo.

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Garden pond. - Garden pond.
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Garden pond.

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Thatched house. - Thatched house. England.
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Thatched house.

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Chinese rainforest. - Chinese rainforest.
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Chinese rainforest.

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Spring park. - Flowers in the spring park.
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Spring park.

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