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)

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This beautiful city was once the imperial capital of Japan, and is filled with Buddhist temples and sculptures, rock gardens and cherry trees. National Geographic, "Japan Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019 Layover, which will be able to accommodate up to 150 people, occupies roughly a third of the hotel’s 8,000-square-foot rooftop area on the fourth floor where its pool is also located, along with a spacious rock garden. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s InterContinental hotel opens its 4th floor roof deck to the public," 5 Sep. 2019 Done well, a rock garden evokes a high country scree. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "This unusual garden style could be a sustainable solution for urban landscapes," 5 June 2019 Now there’s a rock garden at the back and a statue of a woman holding a frog and the water comes out of the frog’s mouth. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 Sometimes the craving for exotica meant creating whole new growing environments, none more adventurous than the rock garden. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "This unusual garden style could be a sustainable solution for urban landscapes," 5 June 2019 But getting a seven-seat luxurymobile through a rock garden requires professional spotters—several of them. Matthew Scott, Outside Online, "The New Defender Will Not Be Like the Old One," 7 June 2019 North American postwar landscape architecture has typically had a harder edge, taking its allées from French neoclassicism and its curves from Japanese rock gardens. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "The exuberant career of the Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx brings the oft-overlooked field of landscape architecture to the foreground," 11 June 2019 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

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rock garden

: a garden in which plants grow between rocks

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