The botanical research station was a research station in Lyra's world. It was located in Lop Nor in the Karamakan desert, Tashbulak. The building was as big as a sand-dune, was very ancient and was made of red stone. The guards/priests around the building spoke many languages including Latin. The station studied the roses that could only be grown in that particular area.
- The Secret Commonwealth (Mentioned only)