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ar·bo·re·tum

 (är′bə-rē′təm)
n. pl. ar·bo·re·tums or ar·bo·re·ta (-tə)
A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.

[Latin arborētum, a place grown with trees, from arbor, tree.]

arboretum

(ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə) or -tums
(Forestry) a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
[C19: from Latin, from arbor tree]

ar•bo•re•tum

(ˌɑr bəˈri təm)

n., pl. -tums, -ta (-tə).
a parklike area in which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
[1830–40; < Latin arborētum a plantation of trees]

arboretum

a place where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.
See also: Trees
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arboretum - a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibitionarboretum - a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations
arboretum
arboretumpuulajipuisto
arborétum

arboretum

[ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm] N (arboretums, arboreta (pl)) [ˌɑːbəˈriːtə]arboreto m, jardín m botánico arbóreo

arboretum

[ˌɑːrbəˈriːtəm] narboretum m

arboretum

nArboretum nt (spec), → Baumschule f
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Families return to the arboretum every year to experience the Enchanted Railroad, and its a wonderful opportunity for our visitors to learn more about many different types of trees on our 1,700-acre grounds," said Mary DAmico, special events coordinator.
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The event also features nature walks and guided arboretum tours; a plant sale with hundreds of perennials, native plants, annuals, vegetables, shrubs and trees; live music all day; vendors selling art; children's activities, including science tables and nature crafts; and gourmet food booths, wine tasting and a bake sale.
MORE than 7,000 motorcyclists and their passengers took part in this year's Ride to the Wall event yesterday - an annual pilgrimage to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, to show their support for the Armed Forces.
Private coach travel throughout - One night dinner, bed and cooked breakfast - Guided tour of Shugborough Mansion House - Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum on Armistice Day - Free time in Lichfield - Services of our tour driver Departure points are subject to availability and minimum numbers being achieved.
Here at The Morton Arboretum just outside Chicago, we feel that testing such green approaches can serve as a model for others who may be interested in assessing and/or incorporating sustainable items and practices.
Devoted to the concept of remembrance, the National Memorial Arboretum is a peaceful and emotive spot where families go to remember lost loved ones and others come simply to pay their respects.
In Northumberland, we have a real treat this year, with Howick Hall's magnificent arboretum now open to the public.
National Arboretum, shaking aromas from their floral sources and wafting them through the air for all to smell.
THE warmest October on record has produced spectacular displays among the thousands of trees at the national arboretum at a time when most of the leaves would normally have fallen, says the Forestry Commission.
The preview party for the last of the gardens in the Sunset Magazine Demonstration Garden at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County in Arcadia took place on a warm December day.