rock garden


Definition of rock garden

: a garden laid out among rocks or decorated with rocks and adapted for the growth of particular kinds of plants (such as alpines)

Examples of rock garden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rock garden is a sprawling strobe-and-gel-lit outdoor nightclub attached to the posh Speke Hotel, on Nile Avenue, in the center of the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Grayson Schaffer, Outside Online, 7 Feb. 2011 The high price tag covers a Zen rock garden, small pond and seasonal flowers. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 After a serious climb, the trail plunges through thick aspen stands, rolls through lush meadows and descends a notorious rock garden toward the end. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 The huge rock garden from 1842 is made from enormous boulders arranged almost as if after a landslide, giant redwoods mingling among the stones. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 But the ground-hugging dwarf iris, sometimes called the rock garden iris, is among the earliest bulbs to appear in spring. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 One has only to look at a Zen rock garden, like Kyoto’s 15th-century Ryoan-ji, to recognize that stuff is just as important as the void that surrounds it. Kyle Chayka, Town & Country, 20 Sep. 2021 In an interview with the Journal Sentinel, Reed said the sign and rock garden went on display outside the library in May, shortly before Memorial Day. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 July 2021 Nearby, Danish shooting champion Martin Ramstrup reopened the historic Falcon Hotel in 2020, keeping its old-school vibe with vintage pieces and velvet cushions but adding a rock garden with hammocks. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of rock garden

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rock garden was in 1836

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18 Jan 2022

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“Rock garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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: a garden in which plants grow between rocks

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