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Botanic Gardens


Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses - Opened in 1832, the gardens were designed by J. C. Loudon, with glasshouses added during the latter half of the 19th century.

Borde Hill - Sussex botanic garden and park

Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Forty acres (16 hectares) close to the city centre containing a large collection of plants of international importance.

Chelsea Physic Garden - Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries; one of Europe's oldest botanic gardens.

The Cruickshank Botanic Garden - Located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than a mile from the North Sea, this 11-acre garden is partly owned and financed by the University of Aberdeen and partly by the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens Trust.

Durham University Botanic Garden - Extensive information about both plants and art in the garden, a tour and a virtual plant gallery.

The Eden Project - Millennium project underway in the former Bodelva China Clay Pit, near St. Austell, Cornwall aims to create three climate zones and a visitor attraction.

Harris Garden, University of Reading - Botanic garden with adjacent experimental grounds established in 1972 on 12-acre (5 ha.) site.

Moor Bank Garden - University of Newcastle provides downloadable PDF handbooks with detailed information on its botanical garden.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales - 45 million Millennium project to create a botanic garden on the site of William Paxton's park at Middleton Hall.

Ness Botanic Gardens - Established in 1898 by cotton merchant Arthur Kilpin Bulley, now part of the University of Liverpool.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park - Registered education and scientific charity dedicated to conserving global wildlife heritage.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Founded in the 17th century, RBGE now extends to 31 hectares (at Inverleith in Edinburgh) and incorporates specialist gardens at three very different locations in Scotland (Younger, mild oceanic climate; Logan, almost subtropical; and Dawyck, cool and dry).

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Overview of the spectacular gardens and issues of Kew Scientist newsletter, as well as access to some of the Royal Botanic Gardens databases.

Tropical Glasshouse, University of Wales Aberystwyth Botany Gardens - Collection of exotic ferns, cycads and angiosperms.

Ventnor Botanic Gardens - Gardens commenced in 1970 on the Isle of Wight with a wide variety of temperate, sub-tropical and exotic plants, shrubs and trees; site provides extensive information about the gardens and their maintenance.

Wakehurst Place - This West Sussex garden is an outpost of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Winterbourne Botanic Gardens - Maintained by Birmingham University School of Continuing Studies.