Includes botanical gardens and arboretums. These are institutions that acquire and maintain living collections of plants for the purposes of research and education. Most also allow public visitation, maintain public displays, and/or conduct public education programs. The collections of plants in a botanical garden seldom are limited to the native plants of the region. Most botanical gardens also collect and cultivate exotic (nonnative) plants of botanical or horticultural interest.
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