List of botanical gardens

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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, Harvard University, USA, the Bonn University Botanic Garden, Bonn, Germany, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge, England, the Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, Netherlands, and the Kraus Preserve of Ohio Wesleyan University, USA.

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.[1]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Arboretum Wespelaar

Belize[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

see Botanical gardens in Egypt

official[edit]

Cairo[edit]

Alexandria[edit]

  • Gardens of Antoniades

Aswan[edit]

unofficial[edit]

Cairo[edit]
  • Zoo garden
  • Al-Kanater Alkhayreyya (The Barrage garden)
  • Al-Saff garden (private garden)

Estonia[edit]

Fiji[edit]

Finland[edit]

Web portal of the Botanic Gardens of Finland

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Gibraltar[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hungary[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

All 4 above Botanical Gardens are under Indonesian Institute of Science, but at the end of June 2011, Indonesia totally have 21 Botanical Gardens which the rest are under Regency/City administrations. Indonesia plans to have totally 45 Botanical Gardens.[6]

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

México[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

North Korea (see Kimjongilia)[edit]

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Panama[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Republic of Moldova[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Korea[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Tahiti[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Tonga[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to BGCI. Bgci.org. Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  2. ^ (Dutch) Ghent University Botanic Garden. Plantentuin.ugent.be (2009-09-09). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ Central Botanical Garden of NAS of Belarus in Russian – page in English "under construction"
  4. ^ Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Botanical Garden, retrieved 2009-09-19 
  5. ^ Quito Botanical Garden (page in Spanish), retrieved 2013-04-03 
  6. ^ KRB Ultah: Indonesia Perlu 45 Kebon Raya | Poskotanews.com. Poskota.co.id. Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  7. ^ "Gampaha Botanic Gardens, Heneratgoda", BGCI. Bgci.org (2006-04-11). Retrieved on 2012-01-21.
  8. ^ Tashkent Botanical Garden

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