rock garden

noun

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)

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The moss-like Corsican mint is an attractive creeper, good between paving stones or in the rock garden. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 Plant the small-leaved selections in rock gardens or in containers. Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 The broad-roofed home features an exterior of wood, glass, and brick, with a covered stone pathway and rock garden with open skylights leading to the front door. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Midcentury home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community asks $1.6M," 15 June 2018 By late August the alpine plants that fill the rock garden will begin to turn colors, offering a late-summer splash of color. Anchorage Daily News, "July is a great time to visit the Alaska Botanical Garden," 11 July 2018 First open to the public in 1983, the space is crammed with herbs, plants, and one of Europe’s oldest rock gardens, built in part from pieces of Icelandic lava. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Secret gardens: A global tour of hidden urban oases," 12 June 2018 The landscape now features such treasures as a rock garden, a shade garden, perennial borders, a chaparral garden, a vegetable garden and more. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Fertilize your creative spirit with these gardening books," 8 June 2018 With native species fresh in your mind, hit the native plant garden to see a New York without foreign growth, then dip into the adjacent rock garden and learn how plants grow in the cracks in sidewalks. New York Times, "Things to Do in New York That Are Not the Governors Ball," 31 May 2018 Experience Ryoanji, a beautiful and tranquil fifteenth century rock garden laid out by Soami, the foremost master of this art. Scott Gilman, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Japan," 5 Oct. 2016

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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rock garden

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rock garden

: a garden in which plants grow between rocks

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