- a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated.
- a piece of ground or other space, commonly with ornamental plants, trees, etc., used as a park or other public recreation area: a public garden.
- a fertile and delightful spot or region.
- British. yard2(def 1).
- pertaining to, produced in, or suitable for cultivation or use in a garden: fresh garden vegetables; garden furniture.
- to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden.
- to cultivate as a garden.
- lead up/down the garden path, to deceive or mislead in an enticing way; lead on; delude: The voters had been led up the garden path too often to take a candidate's promises seriously.
Origin of garden
Examples from the Web for gardens
And while everyone benefits from gardens, they can provide an extra boost for kids with special needs.
“Gardens can provide kids with disabilities a greater level of autonomy,” said Fried.
One of my three sons is a student who thrives there, due in no small part to innovative programs like its greenhouse and gardens.
Gardens can be designed to be accessible and interesting to people of all levels of abilities.
The guidebooks tell one story of Delhi: the beautiful Mughal gardens and the city snapped from a rickshaw.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital
May 14, 2014
Numerous lamps were lighted in the trees, making the gardens bright as noon.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I fancied it in the fields, in the gardens, in the palace, in the prison.
At last we got through all the rooms and all the pictures, and came out into the gardens.To be Read at Dusk
The last scene of the second act is in the gardens of the Convent of Virgins of the Sun.Apu Ollantay
He walked about the Gardens, delighting in the quiet and the coolness.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a houseUS and Canadian word: yard
- (as modifier)a garden chair
- an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, trees, etc
- (as modifier)garden tools Related adjective: horticultural
- (often plural) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a parkbotanical gardens
- a fertile and beautiful region
- (as modifier)a garden paradise
- (modifier) provided with or surrounded by a garden or gardensa garden flat
- lead a person up the garden path informal to mislead or deceive a person
- common or garden informal ordinary; unexceptional
- to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
Word Origin and History for gardens
c.1300, from Old North French gardin (13c., Modern French jardin), from Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus "enclosed garden," via Frankish *gardo, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz- (cf. Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gardo, Old High German garto, German Garten "garden," Old English geard "enclosure," see yard (n.1)). Italian giardino, Spanish jardin are from French.
Garden-party is by 1843. Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928. To lead someone up the garden path "entice, deceive" is attested by 1925.
Idioms and Phrases with gardens
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden
- garden variety
- lead down the garden path