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The Botanic Gardens at Royal Victoria Park, Bath, UK

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.

Royal Victoria Park
Royal Victoria Park
Royal Victoria Park, Obelisk
Royal Victoria Park, Obelisk

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.

Temple of Minerva, Botanical Gardens, Bath, UK
Temple of Minerva, Botanical Gardens, Bath, UK

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.

Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Pittosporum tobira at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK

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.

The sculpture at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Sculpture carved from a redwood tree at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Viburnum plicatum at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Lupinus polyphyllus at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK
Liriodendron or Tulip Tree at Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park in Bath, UK

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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