The botanical garden at the university of oxford

posted by Savanah on Aug 19

The Oxford University Botanical gardens is different from other such gardens.  Most of the botanical gardens located throughout the world are simply collections of plants that are on display, but mainly for reasons of specific purposes, rather than design.  However much attention is paid to the arrangement of the plants at Oxford, with the intention of creating exciting and visually attractive ways.  Many of those interested in gardening, and accomplished gardeners in the own right, often visit the garden in seek of ideas and inspirations.

Every plant and flower in the garden is clearly labeled as many people visit the garden in search of plants for their own homes or business, such as an Oxford hotel looking for new ways to brighten up the grounds of the hotel.  Many educational programs are offered at the garden, as well as those seminars that take place off site, for University botanists and researchers.  They are also involved in many conservation and environmental programs.

The garden houses one of the largest collections of reference material in the country of Britain, which consists of more than seven thousand different species of plant life.  The collection is very compact, however it is one of the most diverse of collections in the entire world.  The diversity in the Oxford Garden is greater than that found in rain forests of other countries, as well as greater than the natural reserve sites.  There are three distinct sections to the garden.

The green house contains many of the plants that are not fit for the extreme temperature differences in the country.  The Walled Garden surrounding the glass house has various features such as an intricately designed garden of rocks as well as a garden in the water.  Inside the walled garden there are a number of separated gardens based on the countries in which the species are indigenous to, their specific botanical groups, and the economic and herbal use for each plant.  This is one of the most diverse and beautiful of the gardens of the world.

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