garden

A garden is a piece of land that's used to grow flowers, vegetables, or other plants. Your grandmother might be so proud of her rose garden that she gives every visitor a tour of it.

A vegetable garden is often planted in straight rows, sometimes within a raised bed. Flower gardens can take all sorts of shapes, from tidy to meandering. When you work in your garden, pulling weeds or planting seedlings, you garden. In the UK, a garden is what's called a yard in the US — any bit of land just outside of a house. The phrase "garden variety" means "ordinary:" "Oh he's just a garden variety mixed-breed dog, nothing fancy."

Definitions of garden
  1. noun
    a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
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    examples:
    Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
    Tuileries Gardens
    formal gardens next to the Louvre in Paris
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    flower garden
    a garden featuring flowering plants
    formal garden
    a garden laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designs
    grove, orchard, plantation, woodlet
    garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
    herb garden
    a garden for growing herbs
    hop field, hop garden
    a garden where hops are grown
    kitchen garden, vegetable garden, vegetable patch
    a small garden where vegetables are grown
    landscaping
    a garden laid out for esthetic effect
    market garden
    a garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for marketing
    pot farm
    a plot of ground where marijuana is grown and harvested (often hidden in a national forest)
    rock garden, rockery
    a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants
    roof garden
    a garden on a flat roof of a building
    rose garden
    a garden for growing roses
    sunken garden
    a garden set below the level of the ground surrounding it
    tea garden
    a public garden where tea is served
    topiary
    a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
    apple orchard
    a grove of apple trees
    lemon grove
    a grove of lemon trees
    orange grove
    grove of orange trees
    parterre
    an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
    peach orchard
    a grove of peach trees
    victory garden
    a kitchen garden planted during wartime to relieve food shortages
    type of:
    patch, plot, plot of ground, plot of land
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  2. noun
    a yard or lawn adjoining a house
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    curtilage, grounds, yard
    the enclosed land around a house or other building
  3. noun
    the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
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    botany, flora, vegetation
    all the plant life in a particular region or period
  4. verb
    work in the garden
    “My hobby is gardening
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    types:
    landscape
    do landscape gardening
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    tend
    have care of or look after
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