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The arboretum aboard the USS Enterprise in 2268.

The arboretum (or botanical garden) is a garden that has been incorporated into several Federation starship classes in the 23rd and 24th centuries including the Constitution-class and Galaxy-class.

As well as being an area where crewmembers can relax in their off duty hours, the arboretum's true purpose is part of the science department aboard a starship, where botanists can experiment with various forms of plant life. (TOS episodes: "The Man Trap", "And the Children Shall Lead", "Is There In Truth No Beauty?"; TNG episodes: "Dark Page", "Night Terrors")

In an attempt to bring James T. Kirk out of his shell following the incident at Tycho IV, Gary Mitchell suggested that he take Ensign Lidell on a tour of the USS Constitution's botanical gardens, but Kirk wasn't interested. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

When new personnel were assigned to the USS Enterprise in the 2260s, the arboretum was one of the locations that they were given a tour of by their section leader. When Kell toured the arboretum in the guise of Jon Anderson in 2266, he was amazed that Starfleet would give so much space over to scientific research and plant life, when compared to the layout of Klingon warships. (TOS - Errand of Vengeance novel: The Edge of the Sword)

Julia Crandall retreated to the Enterprise's arboretum in 2267, when she was supposed to be having a romantic dinner with Pavel Chekov. When Chekov eventually found her, Crandall told him that she didn't want to continue on their relationship from where they left it because it was too soon. (TOS comic: "No Compromise Part One")

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The arboretum is a botanic garden found onboard several starship classes, including the Constitution-class, Excelsior-class, and Galaxy-class. (TOS: "The Man Trap", "And the Children Shall Lead", "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"; TNG: "Data's Day")

Although the arboretum is considered a recreation area where crewmembers can relax in a natural setting, it is also an area of scientific research. (TNG: "Dark Page", "Night Terrors")


USS Cantabrian

Aboard the Cantabrian, the arboretum was located on Deck 14. Captain Noel Turner, an avid gardener, cordoned off a section of the arboretum for his own personal use, calling the space the Captain's arboretum. In this space, he grew dahlias and other flowers, as well as manuka, Pōhutukawa and other New Zealand natives. His private arboretum was located on Deck 14, Room 1827. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One")

USS Daedalus

Aboard the Daedalus, Doctor James Maxwell maintained a herbal garden in a cordoned off section of the arboretum. Although he was a keen gardener, the main reason for maintaining the garden was for the plants application in medical procedures. He also grew basil, so he could make his famous homemade tomato and basil soup; and mint to bring a fresh natural smell to the arboretum. (Star Trek: Daedalus)

Despite being a keen gardener, Maxwell was terrible at remembering the original names for the plants and herbs that he grew. In order to identify which was which, he gave them all nicknames based on their original names. For instance, Adder's Tongue (Ophioglossum Vulgatum) became known as "Sid". ("Enlightenment", "First, Do No Harm")

USS Enterprise

In 2265, the arboretum on the Enterprise included a zero-gravity anomaly. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

USS Enterprise-D

Civilians were allowed to staff positions in the arboretum. Keiko O'Brien was head of the plant biology lab while she was aboard the ship. (TNG: "Night Terrors") Children such as Clara Sutter were also allowed to help with small projects in the arboretum. (TNG: "Imaginary Friend")

In 2370, the Enterprise arboretum took the place of Lake El-Nar in Lwaxana Troi's mental recreation of the death of her daughter, Kestra, witnessed telepathically by Deanna Troi. (TNG: "Dark Page")

When the entire ship was affected by Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome, many of the crew were clustered in the arboretum. (TNG: "Genesis")

USS Mumbai

In 2265, the Mumbai has an arboretum that, amongst other things, grows Vulcan p'tah beans, which are used add variety to the ship's menu. (TOSS # 6: "Nets")

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