Glossary of Gardens
A place where an extensive variety of trees are cultivated for
educational, or ornamental purposes
Botanical Garden: A place
where a wide variety of plants are cultivated for scientific,
Garden: A garden in which
flowers are specially chosen to
Classical Garden: A formal
garden whose aesthetic attitudes and values are embodied in ancient
Greek and Roman design.
Colonial Garden: A garden
designed or reconstructed in the colonial American style, with separate
sections for flowers, fruit trees,
vegetables, herbs, and various outbuildings.
Maze: A garden labyrinth: an
intricate, deliberately con
fusing, patterned network of hedges and pathways, designed to entertain.
A greenhouse in
which plants are arranged for aesthetic display and in
carefully controlled climatic conditions.
Cottage Garden: A small,
unpretentious garden featuring
flowers and vegetables in a casual arrangement.
Cup Garden: A garden in
ancient Chinese tradition, in which a central object is framed
by its surroundings.
garden whose purpose is horticultural education.
English Garden: A
naturalistic garden style first developed in 18th century England, as
compared with the more formal French
Formal Garden: A garden in
which nature is trained to adhere to
geometric or other formal decorative principles
selfcontained, and separately
designed sections of a larger garden.
Italianate Garden: A garden
in the Italian style, often featuring
classical elements, statuary, and fountains.
Knot Garden: Elaborate
planting of greenery, usually thyme or box,
following the patterns of knots.
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Naturalistic Garden: A garden
in which the design attempts to imitate
nature in its free form rather than to impose form upon it.
Parterre: An ornamental
flower garden whose beds and paths form a
Garden: A garden
which live trees and shrubs are clipped
into fanciful shapes.
such as a flower garden or park, designed
purely for enjoyment.
Rock Garden: A garden in
which rocks and plants are arranged in a
carefully designed, decorative scheme, often featuring alpine plants.
Shade Garden: A garden
featuring plants that grow best in shaded areas.
Water Garden: A garden in
which ponds, streams, and other water
elements, as well as plants that grow at water sites, are an
integral part of the overall design.
Wildflower Garden: Usually a
preserve, in which flowering
plants grow in a natural, uncultivated state.
Winter Garden: A conservatory
or other indoor garden that can be
enjoyed all year.
Zen Garden: A garden in the
Japanese tradition, designed for beauty and
Adapted from Gardenwalks
in New England
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Encyclopedia of House
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