rock·​ery ˈrä-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce rockery (audio)
plural rockeries
chiefly British

Examples of rockery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tackling a huge garden might take too long, but this hand rake is the ideal size for container gardens, terraces, balcony gardens that need more detailing (or zen gardens and rockeries, too). Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2024 Excellent groundcover or rockery plant. Dennis Peck, oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2022 Sir Charles Isham gets credit for bringing the dwarves into Britain and out into the garden, importing a number of them from Germany in the 1840s to decorate his massive rockery garden at Lamport Hall, his estate in Northamptonshire. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023 His wife, Phyllis, designed a pond that shines in their backyard among rockery, sunflowers, corn fields and an old Chevy truck. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, 23 Oct. 2018 There's a lot of rockery, there are plants indoors growing out of the corner. Tom Philip, GQ, 1 June 2018 His guitarist sibling Jake has clearly studied Jimmy Page’s locomotive riffs, and the song’s vaguely medieval imagery resembles Zep’s Middle Earth rockery. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 13 Dec. 2017 Yamasaki installed the rockery and bonsai plants that over the years have become overgrown. Lynn Thompson, The Seattle Times, 4 Sep. 2017 Yu Garden Your fantasy of old China: five acres of pavilions, koi ponds, plum blossoms, rockeries, and dragon walls. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 14 July 2017

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Word History


rock entry 3 + -ery

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rockery was in 1845

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“Rockery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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