They created The Botanic Gardens at Royal Victoria Park in 1887. It is located in Bath, England. Princess Victoria at age of 11 opened the park, in 1830. There is an obelisk dedicated to her.
The botanical garden is about 9.5 acres of this 57-acre park, overlooked by historical Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood. Edward Davis (1802-1852), the City Architect, designed the Royal Victoria Park in 1829. Later, the botanical garden was redesigned by John Milburn and J. W. Morris.
The plants at the Botanic Gardens:
Botanical garden houses a large collection of plants on limestone in the UK. It houses many trees and shrubs. Other features include a herbaceous border, a rock garden, a pool. The Botanic Garden also houses a Roman temple replica, called the Temple of Minerva. The temple was original used at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924. Alfred J. Taylor designed it as an advertisement for the city of Bath and its spa.
They brought twelve giant redwoods to Britain in the 1850s, unfortunately, one did not survive due to honey fungus. In 2001, Lee Dickson, an English sculptor from Radstock, was commissioned to create the sculpture picture below to celebrate the tree’s life.