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date: 09 August 2020

botanic garden. 

The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

The scientific study of plants started as soon as gardeners began to examine plants and their behaviour in detail and must therefore have had its origins with the first gardens. The garden specifically devoted to botanical research, however, is usually thought of as an introduction of the Italian Renaissance, but there is evidence that Muslims in early medieval Spain had botanic gardens. The first botanic gardens in Europe are considered to be those that were founded at ... ...

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