The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Belfast Botanic Garden in Ireland

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651. A botanic garden was established at Belfast in 1830, through the influence of Dr. Drummond and the Belfast Natural History Society. This garden is now remarkable for its excellent collection of herbaceous plants arranged according to the Natural System. There is also a capital collection of plants from Australia, Van Diemen's Land, and New Zealand, which are grown in the open air, and to which the mild climate of Belfast is admirably adapted.