A person whose hobby or job is growing flowers in a garden is called a gardener. If you want homegrown flowers and veggies, get to know a gardener.

If you grow vegetables professionally, you're called a farmer, but if you design, tend, or care for a flower garden, you're a gardener. Planting anything on a small scale, in your own backyard, also makes you a gardener. The word gardener was a common last name starting in the 13th century, from the Old French jardineor, and the Old North French gardin, "kitchen garden or orchard."

Definitions of gardener
  1. noun
    someone who takes care of a garden
    synonyms: nurseryman
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    a gardener who moves plants to new locations
    type of:
    horticulturist, plantsman
    an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)
  2. noun
    someone employed to work in a garden
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    groundkeeper, groundskeeper, groundsman
    someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)
    a gardener who takes care of and trims hedges
    type of:
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
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