• synonyms

rock garden


a garden on rocky ground or among rocks, for the growing of alpine or other plants.
a garden decorated with rocks, usually a wide variety of interestingly shaped, multicolored rocks, especially quartz.


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Nearby words

rock falls, rock fence, rock fever, rock flour, rock flower, rock garden, rock glacier, rock gunnel, rock hill, rock hind, rock hound

Origin of rock garden

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called rockery. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rock garden

rock garden


a garden featuring rocks or rockeries
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