2 Botanical Gardens to explore in United Kingdom
The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden in the Scottish Highlands. It is noted for the breadth of its collection. The garden was created from barren land in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the 850-hectare (2,100-acre) estate bought for him by his mother. In order to provide a wind break and soil, he planted a mixture of large trees and shrubs. Having done so his vision was to grow as many exotic plants as possible; this he achieved until his death in 1922.
Houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. It consists of 132 hectares (330 acres) of gardens and botanical glasshouses. Its living collections includes some of the 27,000 taxa and the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal specimens.