gar·​den·​ing ˈgär-də-niŋ How to pronounce gardening (audio)
: the act, activity, or pastime of planning and cultivating gardens
… America's number-one leisure pursuit remains the gentle, slow-going, idyllic activity of gardening.Margaret Langstaff
… there is no shortage this spring of slick and glossy books on gardening that are long on toothsome photography and short of thoughtful text …Allen Lacy
Halide lamps are the most popular source of white light available for indoor gardening, providing the best light spectrum for all stages of plant growth.Laura L. Kramer
often used before another noun
gardening gloves
gardening tools

Examples of gardening in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Secondly, there are services facilitated via a platform but physically carried out offline, often at specific locations, such as transportation and delivery services, housekeeping, gardening, or renovation work. Aleksandra Bal, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Before that George would be at home doing his gardening. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 19 Feb. 2024 Dust off your gardening tools and map out your garden. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Feb. 2024 According to the same Pinterest report, this year Millennials and Gen X will explore the fascinating world of underwater gardening (commonly also known as aquascaping) and take their tanks from bland to breathtaking using plants and hardscaping elements like wood and rocks. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Feb. 2024 With organic gardening products and native plants becoming more readily available, one stop at your local nursery can put you on your way to creating a more sustainable and wildlife-friendly environment. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 Guests can choose from 35+ daily activities, including gardening on the on-site organic farm. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2024 Advertisement Daryl Dickerson, a mother of two who teaches gardening at a charter school, bought a car from a mom in the group. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Much of your gardening success for 2024 will be determined on jobs you get done in the next several weeks. Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gardening was in the 15th century

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“Gardening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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