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rock garden

noun
1.
a garden on rocky ground or among rocks, for the growing of alpine or other plants.
2.
a garden decorated with rocks, usually a wide variety of interestingly shaped, multicolored rocks, especially quartz.
Also called rockery.
Origin of rock garden
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • It is of dwarf and neat growth, and well suited for planting on the rock garden.

  • In this glen is the rock garden, or rather the main part of it.

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • But whereas a rock garden is of all things irregular, a wall garden has regularity.

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  • Do not attempt slavishly to copy the rock garden of some one else.

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  • So many plants are suitable for a rock garden that the range of choice is bewildering.

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  • So long as the rock garden exists there will always be planting.

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  • If the rock garden leads to a bit of wood, either directly or through a wild garden, there will be all the more to rejoice over.

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  • But for the most part America has confined its rock garden vision principally to the so-called "rockery."

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  • A rock garden, above all else, is not artificial; at least, so far as appearance goes.

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  • It is no more a rock garden than a line of cedars planted in an exact circle would be a wood.

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British Dictionary definitions for rock garden

rock garden

noun
1.
a garden featuring rocks or rockeries
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