kitchen garden


: a garden in which plants (such as vegetables or herbs) for use in the kitchen are cultivated

Examples of kitchen garden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One donor family established a prayer garden in honor of their grandchildren; another created a kitchen garden from which the in-house chef harvests herbs and other produce. Emily Hedrick, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 There’s also a kitchen garden growing seasonal produce and herbs that can be booked for private tastings. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 23 Nov. 2023 This one drops to a busy, utilitarian corridor two stories beneath street level on the Rue Cambon side of the property, where fruit and vegetables are delivered from the Ritz’s kitchen garden located in Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, just outside of Paris. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2023 Field peas are cowpeas, so named because they were grown as a rotational crop in the fields instead of in kitchen gardens. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Take, for example, plants growing in a kitchen garden. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 28 Aug. 2023 Today, visitors reach the home via a flagstone path that bisects the property’s abundant kitchen garden — planted with cabbage, fennel and broccoli — and leads to its stainless-steel front door, a nod to the site’s agricultural past. Ellie Pithers, New York Times, 21 July 2023 Courtesy image The 5-acre property includes a kitchen garden, orchard, barn, art studio, sleeping loft, stables, and paddocks. The Week Staff, The Week, 16 July 2023 Positioning a kitchen garden incorrectly can lead to a number of environmental issues for plants. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kitchen garden was in the 14th century

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“Kitchen garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

kitchen garden

: a piece of land where vegetables are grown for household use
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