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A Glossary of Gardens
Botanical Garden: A place where a wide variety of plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, or ornamental purposes.
Butterfly Garden: A garden in which flowers are specially chosen to attract butterflies.
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.
Demonstration Garden: A 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 style..
Formal Garden: A garden in which nature is trained to adhere to geometric or other formal decorative principles.
Garden Rooms: Individual, 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.
Maze: A garden labyrinth: an intricate, deliberately con fusing, patterned network of hedges and pathways, designed to entertain.
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 pattern.
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 contemplation.
Adapted from Gardenwalks in New England
Gardenwalks in New England
The Encyclopedia of House Plants
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