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Arboretum note

We mentioned the National Memorial Arboretum. The term arboretum was first used by John Claudius Loudon in 1833. Presumably he thought that since every plant carries a Latin name, their gardens might as well carry a Latin tag, too. However, the botanic garden was established long before Loudon hit on the name.

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In addition to two national arboretums, there is also the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. That is quite the place.

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