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English garden


a type of natural large-scale landscape garden with origins in the English gardens of the 18th century; also, a small informal garden with many colorful flowering plants


The English garden is an informal, asymmetrical, natural type of landscape.

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  • A new english garden was formed, beginning upon the ramparts of the town.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • The english garden is in high beauty; no expense is spared upon it.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • Not to mention the english garden, in speaking of the outside aspects of the city, would be a great oversight.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • To the english garden accordingly we went; it lay beyond the bridge and beside the lake.

    Lady Barbarina Henry James
  • The park, called the english garden, nearly five miles long by a half mile in width, is ornamented at vast labor and expense.

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