Interesting Facts About Botanical Gardens You Should Know

Interesting Facts About Botanical Gardens You Should Know
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  1. Botanical gardens include the collection of living plants for the purpose of scientific research, conservation, display, and education.
  2. By visiting Botanical gardens you can learn about a wide variety of species of plants.
  3. Botanical gardens are also known as botanic gardens.
  4. Botanical gardens spend their resources on the study and conservation of plants.
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England – known as the largest botanical garden in the world, this 300-acre garden near London is home to the world’s biggest collection of living plants. Source
  6. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua – The world’s first botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545. It still preserves its original layout – a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Other elements were added later, some architectural (ornamental entrances and balustrades) and some practical (pumping installations and greenhouses). It continues to serve its original purpose as a center for scientific research. Source
  7. Botanical gardens make money based on their purpose. For example, a botanical garden may have a contract with a university or company to produce research on new plant species. If space is being used largely for the public, patrons will pay an admission fee to tour the garden. Source
  8. Luca Ghini – The first ‘true’ botanic gardens with an underlying scientific foundation were the physic gardens of Italy created in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first of these physic gardens was the garden of the University of Pisa which was created by Luca Ghini in 1543. Source
  9. Cranbourne Gardens was established in 1970 when the land was acquired by the Gardens on Melbourne’s south-eastern urban fringe for the purpose of establishing a garden dedicated to Australian plants. A generally wild site that is significant for biodiversity conservation, it opened to the public in 1989. Source
  10. You should visit botanical gardens. You can see and learn about a wide variety of plants you might not see otherwise. Source
  11. The greenhouses within botanical gardens are used to provide plants the optimal environment for their steady growth.
  12. An arboretum is a specialized botanical garden that features trees and other woody plants but may also include other kinds of plants. Source
  13. The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden previously known as the Indian Botanic Garden and the Calcutta Botanic Garden is situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata. They are commonly known as the Calcutta Botanical Garden and previously as the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. Source