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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.
white-red flowers - a field of white and red flowers.
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white-red flowers

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In a colorful park. - In an autumn colored park.
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In a colorful park.

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In a quiet park. - Benches in a quiet park.
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In a quiet park.

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A hut in the woods. - A fairytale hut in the forest.
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A hut in the woods.

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A stone bridge. - A stone bridge in Brittany.
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A stone bridge.

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Beautiful garden. - A beautiful garden at the church.
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Beautiful garden.

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Muskau castle. - Muskau castle in Saxony. Germany.
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Muskau castle.

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Path among flowers. - Path in the garden among flowers.
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Path among flowers.

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Mysterious park. - A mysterious, wonderful park.
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Mysterious park.

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Mountain meadow. - Colorful mountain meadow.
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Mountain meadow.

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Beautiful water hole. - A beautiful pond in a lovely garden.
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Beautiful water hole.

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Descent to the water. - Colorful descent to the water.
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Descent to the water.

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In the summer park. - In the summer park on the escarpment.
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In the summer park.

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By the lake. - A flower bed under birches at the lake.
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By the lake.

Added 9 days ago by Zeta

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Pond in the park. - Park. Pond. Trees. Flowers.
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Pond in the park.

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Rhododendron. - A beautiful rhododendron.
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Rhododendron.

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Bridge in the forest. - Bridge over a stream in the forest. Sweden.
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Bridge in the forest.

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Seaside boulevard. - Seaside boulevard. Andalusia.
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Seaside boulevard.

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Park. Fountain. - Park. Fountain. Tulips.
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Park. Fountain.

Added 12 days ago by Grażyna

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Home retreats - Everyone who has such a view is in paradise
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Home retreats

Added 13 days ago by Aneta

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Bridge in the park. - A stone bridge in a colorful park.
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Bridge in the park.

Added 2 weeks ago by Grażyna

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Tulips in Locarno. - Tulips in Locarno. Switzerland.
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Tulips in Locarno.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Magic Garden. - Magic Garden....
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Magic Garden.

Added 3 weeks ago by Grażyna

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Swans and flowers - swans and flowers in Dubiecko c.d.
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Swans and flowers

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pink - sheds, kwiatszki c.d.
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pink

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House in the woods - Home house mod mod house mod
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House in the woods

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Gardens in Cordoba. - Gardens in Cordoba. Andalusia. Spain.
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Gardens in Cordoba.

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Kapias Gardens - Kapias Gardens in Goczałkowice
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Kapias Gardens

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Pond in Licheń. - Pond in Licheń. Poland.
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Pond in Licheń.

Added 4 weeks ago by Zeta

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Relax in the park - Swans in the park in Dubiecko
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Relax in the park

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rosebud - rosebud in the park
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rosebud

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puzzle paw - peacock in Międzyzdroje
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puzzle paw

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Summer garden. - Summer garden with a stone bench.
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Summer garden.

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