rock garden

  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.

Origin of rock garden

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby rock garden Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rock garden in a sentence

  • The species are easy to cultivate and well adapted for borders or the rock-garden.

  • I skulked round to the back, got on the beach, and climbed a little way up towards the rock garden.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • There is a kind of rock-garden from which you must approach from that side.

  • At one point the lawn, trending gently upward, runs by grass paths into a rock-garden, planted mainly with dwarf shrubs.

    Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll
  • The best thing now in the rock-garden is a patch of some twenty plants of Arnebia echioides, always happy in our poor, dry soil.

    Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll

British Dictionary definitions for rock garden

rock garden

  1. a garden featuring rocks or rockeries

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