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 His children were planning to welcome him home from the hospital with a rock garden. Omar Jimenez, CNN, "Closed storefronts, overwhelmed hospitals and mobile morgues: El Paso residents hit hard by coronavirus," 11 Nov. 2020 In addition to a king-size bed, a pair of owner’s suites include spa bathrooms with glass showers, dual vanities and an outdoor shower in a lava rock garden., "Getaway: Opulence abounds at resort villa in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii," 31 Aug. 2020 The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom villa includes a pair of owner’s suites, a sleek kitchen, an outdoor shower set within a lava rock garden, and, of course, breathtaking and abundant ocean views., "Getaway: Opulence abounds at resort villa in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii," 31 Aug. 2020 Additional areas -- a barn garden, rock garden and companion gardens -- are all detailed in Noble’s story. Meadows, fields and forest, an integral part of Noble’s complete garden, enhance the feel of the entire place. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "Garden book review: ‘Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden’," 5 July 2020 Troyer noted the dog cage in one yard full of panda bears, a big bunch of inflatables that filled another yard and tiny little plastic dinosaurs sitting in another family’s rock garden. cleveland, "Avon Lake resident organizes neighborhood stuffed animal parade to lift community spirits during COVID-19 crisis," 30 Mar. 2020 This reed diffuser combines candles and a rock garden to up your Zen; on sale for $26.99 Check out Amazon’s wide variety in essential oils in every scent imaginable. Mike Rose, cleveland, "8 items to help you stress less and make your home more cozy during the coronavirus pandemic," 25 Apr. 2020 In its hushed evocation of water, the piece is a bit like a Zen rock garden. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Artists make use of Asian iconography via paper and sculpture," 31 Jan. 2020 But a landscape architect named Joseph Paxton, who would prove hugely influential for Olmsted, had coaxed ponds and rock gardens, cricket fields and serpentine paths from the homely turf. New York Times, "The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rock garden

1836, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2020

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“Rock garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rock garden

: a garden in which plants grow between rocks

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