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sunken garden

or sunk garden

noun
1.
a formal garden set below the main level of the ground surrounding it.
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  • Once he wandered into a driveway and seeking a way out crashed into a sunken garden.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • He could see a corner of a sunken garden with stiff borders of box.

    The Innocents Sinclair Lewis
  • Harley nodded good-humouredly, and together we descended the steps to the sunken garden.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Did I ever sit beside her on a ledge of stone overlooking a sunken garden?

    Lazarre Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Joan knew of the Reynolds familythey lived in a big place, with a sunken garden and a tall, iron fence all around.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • James Lawlor was with me in the sunken garden, and he began to speak about James Hattersley.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • He crossed to the sunken garden, and at the top of the steps paused.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Down at Seabright, Hastings and his wife walked in the sunken garden.

  • After they had given him tea among the scents and songs of the sunken garden outside the library window, they set him on his way.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The air was heavy with the perfume of the grapes and the smell of late flowers from the sunken garden near by.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill

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