water garden

noun

Definition of water garden 

1 : a garden in which aquatic plants predominate

2 : a garden built about a stream or pool as a central feature

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The design of this artful stone-and-water garden was directed by renowned modernist architect Paul Thiry and includes beautiful sculptures by Everett Dupen. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "Fountains give a splash of relief from Seattle’s hot weather," 10 Aug. 2018 Among the property’s other features is a Roman pool the size of a football field, with a Roman water garden and grotto of arches designed to recall an ancient Roman aqueduct. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Estate That Wants to Be Silicon Valley’s Priciest Home," 18 Oct. 2018 These days the business primarily sells native plants indigenous to the area, a shift from its previous focus on water gardens, which are, quite literally, plants growing in a water environment. Leah Brennan, baltimoresun.com, "Family-owned and operated business in Parkville blooms with native plants," 9 July 2018 To the west is the North Lotus Pool, one of three water gardens. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Cool down this summer in these magical gardens," 5 July 2018 Soon these water gardens, the work of Urban Rivers, will have companions. Patrick M. O'connell, chicagotribune.com, "A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think," 22 June 2018 Aquatica’s 18th Annual Water Garden Bus Tour: Tour about eight water gardens in Southeastern Wisconsin by motor coach from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 4. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strolls of wonder: Garden tours put natural beauty, human ingenuity on display," 1 June 2018 Feed lilies and other aquatic plants in home water gardens. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Known as the spot where Gen. Eisenhower planned his D-Day landings, Bushy Park is a warren of trails, woodland and an unusual water garden built in 1710. Joanna Pocock, latimes.com, "Romance is in the air at London's green spaces," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of water garden

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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