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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
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • Stern picked up a rock from the rock garden and tossed it into the ravine.

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

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • Do not attempt slavishly to copy the rock garden of some one else.

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • These pockets are of prime importance in the construction of a rock garden.

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • So long as the rock garden exists there will always be planting.

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • Either or both, however, may just as well be an adjunct of the rock garden.

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  • A rock garden was partially financed by the "40-and-8," a veterans' organization.

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  • It does well on the upper parts of the rock garden, and is quite hardy.

  • In Europe, particularly in England, the rock garden is an established institution with a distinct following.

    Making A Rock Garden Henry Sherman Adams
  • Here, in a nutshell, are not only the natural variations of the rock garden, but the inspiration.

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British Dictionary definitions for rock garden

rock garden

noun
1.
a garden featuring rocks or rockeries
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