Definition of rock garden in English:

rock garden

Line breaks: rock gar¦den

noun

1A mound or bank built of earth and stones, and planted with rock plants; a rockery.
More example sentences
  • The tiny, tuft-forming Alpine poppy with flowers of white, yellow and zingy orange looks delightful in amongst the mat and cushion-forming plants of a rock garden.
  • A few strategically placed stones and it would have made an excellent rock garden.
  • Also known as meadow saffron, they look good naturalised in turf, in the rock garden, at the front of a border or under an apple tree.
1.1A garden in which rockeries are the chief feature.
More example sentences
  • The park's gardens include a sunken garden, a rock garden, stream gardens and an Arboretum, containing many trees from the southern hemisphere.
  • The remaining 12 acres provides enough room for a landscaped rock garden rediscovered during renovations and a broadleaf forest of beech, ash and oak.
  • The 20 acres of grounds include a sun terrace, fruit garden and sunken rock garden, as well as a lakeside summer house and marina.

More definitions of rock garden

Definition of rock garden in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈme(ə)rēən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar