noun, plural rock·er·ies.

Origin of rockery

First recorded in 1835–45; rock1 + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rockery

Historical Examples of rockery

  • The object of their sudden interest was a rockery in the front yard.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • It was Mrs. Norton; she had in mind to get the rockery returned.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • It ought to be planted in a crevice of the rockery in gravel, sand, and peat.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • As if you wanted to make a rockery this moment, right on top of your own question!

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart

  • Besides these plants, you should put a few bulbs in your rockery.

British Dictionary definitions for rockery


noun plural -eries

a garden constructed with rocks, esp one where alpine plants are grownAlso called: rock garden
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