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Encyclopedia > Durham University Botanic Garden

The Durham University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Durham, England. The site is set in 18 acres of mature woodlands in the southern outskirts of the city. The botanic gardens have been located on there present site since 1970 before being officially opened in 1988 by the then Chancellor Dame Margot Fonteyn and now attracts some 80,000 vistors annually. Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to... Statistics Population: 42,939 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ274424 Administration District: City of Durham Shire county: Durham Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Durham Historic county: Durham Services Police force: County Durham Ambulance service: North East Post office and telephone... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ... Margot Fonteyn ( 18 May 1919- 21 February 1991) was a leading British ballet dancer of her time. ...


Botanic Garden Features

The garden has an aray of exotic plants with collections ranging from Chile in South America, China and Japan in the Far East, as well as from Southern Africa and New Zealand. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Far East is an inexact term often used for East Asia and Southeast Asia combined, sometimes including also the easternmost territories of Russia, i. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ...


The garden is also home to an arboretum, Alpine garden and bamboo grove. Within the glasshouses tropical rainforest flora, desert plants and species from the mediterrainian are on show as well as tropical insects such as stick insects, scorpions, butterflies and tarantulas. An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ... Glasshouses is a small village in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. ... Families See text. ... A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs belonging to the order Scorpiones in the class Arachnida. ... For other uses of the term butterfly, see butterfly (disambiguation). ... Genera Subfamily Acanthopelminae Acanthopelma Subfamily Aviculariinae Avicularia Subfamily Eumenophorinae Citharischius Phoneyusa Subfamily Harpactirinae Pterinochilus Subfamily Ischnocolinae Subfamily Ornithoctoninae Cyriopagopus Haplopelma Subfamily Poecilotheriinae Poecilotheria Subfamily Selenocosmiinae Chilobrachys Psalmopoeus Subfamily Selenogyrinae Subfamily Stromatopelminae Heteroscodra Subfamily Theraphosinae Acanthoscurria Aphonopelma Brachypelma Chromatopelma Eupalaestrus Grammostola Lasiodora Megaphobema Nhandu Theraphosa Subfamily Thrigmopoeinae Tarantulas are spiders belonging...


A science trail operates within the garden which was developed by a biologist at the University, Dr. Phil Gates, with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Art-work is also displayed in the garden with various sculptures located around the site. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a British Research Council supporting several scientific research institutes and UK. Receiving its funding through the Office of Science and Technology, the BBSRCs responsibility is to increase basic knowledge and understanding in biology and develop biological technology and applications. ...


The gardens host a variety of events ranging from seminars and guided tours to a local watch group for children and flower shows.


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  Durham University  v·d·e 

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Durham University is a university in England. ... The academic dress of the University of Durham is based fairly closely on that of Oxford, although its subfusc clothing follows the Cambridge style, with a few graduates wearing bands and white ties. ...


Colleges
Collingwood  · George Stephenson  · Grey  · Hatfield  · John Snow  · Josephine Butler  · St Aidan's  · St Chad's  · St Cuthbert's Society  · St Hild and St Bede  · St John's  · St Mary's  · Trevelyan  · University  · Ushaw  · Ustinov  · Van Mildert
Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... George Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Josephine Butler College is the newest college at Durham University, having opened in October 2006. ... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Cuthberts Society, almost universally known as Cuths, is a college-level body of Durham University in England. ... The College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Trevelyan College, commonly known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ... Ustinov College is the third largest college of Durham University. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...


Departments & Research Institutes
Business School  · Institute of Advanced Study  · Institute for Hazard and Risk Research  · Wolfson Research Institute
The Durham University Business School (DBS) in Durham, UK, is the international business school of Durham University. ... The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a research centre of the University of Durham. ... The Institute for Hazard and Risk Research (IHR2) is a reserach institute at the University of Durham. ... The Wolfson Research Institute is a purpose-built research building and research division of the University of Durham. ...


Student Life
Athletic Union  · Chamber Choir  · Palatinate newspaper  · Purple Radio  · Durham Revue  · Students' Union  · Union (debating) Society  · University Boat Race Durham University Athletic Union is a student-run organisation responsible for sport at the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... Durham University Chamber Choir Durham Univeristy Chamber Choir Durham University Chamber Choir provides a high-quality music-making environment for the best singers in a university which boasts a rich choral tradition. ... Palatinate is the Durham University student newspaper. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Durham Revue Logo. ... The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... The Durham Union Society is a debating society founded in 1842 by the students of the University of Durham. ...


 
 

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