water garden


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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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 Parrot feather has been prohibited in Michigan since 2005, but is available for online purchase and still may be in aquariums and water gardens around the state. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Watch out for parrot feathers on Michigan waterways," 8 May 2018 It’s full of easter eggs like a roman sarcophagi, an amphitheater, a water garden, and the ground’s Parterre—a meticulously manicured lawn laid out in 1855. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Exploring Cliveden House, the Royal Estate Where Queen Victoria Spent Her Weekends (and You Can Too)," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of water garden

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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