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botanical gardens

List of botanical gardens

A botanical garden is a place where plants, especially ferns, conifers and flowering plants, are grown and displayed for the purposes of research, conservation, and education. This distinguishes them from parks and pleasure gardens where plants, usually with showy flowers, are grown for public amenity only. Botanical gardens that specialize in trees are sometimes referred to as arboretums. They are occasionally associated with zoos.

The earliest botanical gardens were founded in the late Renaissance at the University of Pisa (1543) and the University of Padua (1545) in Italy, for the study and teaching of medical botany. Many Universities today have botanical gardens for student teaching and academic research, e.g. the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the Bonn University Botanic Garden, Bonn, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, England, the Hortus Botanicus of Leiden, Netherlands, Kraus Preserve of Ohio Wesleyan University.

This page lists important botanical gardens throughout the world:

A useful database cataloging the world's botanic gardens can also be found at the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) website. With over 800 participating botanical gardens, BGCI forms the world's largest network for plant conservation and environmental education.

Argentina

— Jardín Botánico “Carlos Thays”

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Bermuda

Belarus

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cameroon

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

  • Brno, Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně
  • Brno, Botanická zahrada Přírodovědecké fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
  • Hradec Králové, Botanická zahrada léčivých rostlin Farmaceutické fakulty UK
  • Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Arboretum České zemědělské univerzity v Praze
  • Liberec, Botanická zahrada Liberec
  • Olomouc, Botanická zahrada Univerzity Palackého
  • Olomouc, Výstaviště Flora Olomouc
  • Ostrava, Botanická zahrada Přírodovědecké fakulty Ostravské univerzity
  • Plzeň, Zoologická a botanická zahrada
  • Plzeň, Arboretum Sofronka VÚLHM
  • Praha 2, Na Slupi, Botanická zahrada Univerzity Karlovy, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK
  • Praha 8, Troja, Botanická zahrada města Prahy
  • Praha 9, Malešice Botanická zahrada Malešice
  • Průhonice, Botanický ústav AV ČR
  • Průhonice, Dendrologická zahrada Výzkumný ústav Silva Taroucy pro krajinu a okrasné zahradnictví
  • Rakovník, Botanická zahrada při SZeŠ
  • Tábor, Botanická zahrada při VOŠ a SZeŠ
  • Teplice, Botanická zahrada města Teplice

Denmark

Ecuador

Estonia

Fiji

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Guyana

Honduras

Hungary

India

List of Botanical Gardens in India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Malaysia

Mauritius

México

Monaco

Myanmar

Netherlands

New Zealand

North Korea (see Kimjongilia)

Norway

Panama

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Republic of Moldova

Romania

Russia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Serbia

Singapore

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Tahiti

Taiwan

Tonga

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

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