Botany is just a fancy word for the study of plants. A botanist is a special kind of scientist who studies how plants grow, their different parts, the places they grow, and how they fit into life on Earth. There are many kinds of plants, and they are all important and grow in different ways. When you want to learn about botany, one of the best ways to do this is by growing plants in your backyard or in pots in your home. If you have a favorite flower, you might try growing it to learn about plants.