garden ( gardens plural & 3rd person present) ( gardening present participle) ( gardened past tense & past participle )
1 n-count In British English, a garden is a piece of land next to a house, with flowers, vegetables, other plants, and often grass. In American English, the usual word is yard, and a garden refers only to land which is used for growing flowers and vegetables.
...the most beautiful garden on Earth.
2 verb If you garden, you do work in your garden such as weeding or planting.
Jim gardened at the homes of friends on weekends. V
I have taken up gardening again.
3 n-plural Gardens are places like a park that have areas of plants, trees, and grass, and that people can visit and walk around.
The Gardens are open from 10.30am until 5pm., ...Kensington Gardens.
4 n-in-names Gardens is sometimes used as part of the name of a street. He lives at 9, Acacia Gardens.
common-or-garden , common or garden
You can use common-or-garden to describe something you think is ordinary and not special in any way.
(mainly BRIT) adj ADJ n
It's not just a common-or-garden phone!
in AM, use garden-variety
garden centre ( garden centres plural ) A garden centre is a large shop, usually with an outdoor area, where you can buy things for your garden such as plants and gardening tools.
garden party ( garden parties plural ) A garden party is a formal party that is held out of doors, especially in a large private garden, during the afternoon. n-count usu sing
You can use garden-variety to describe something you think is ordinary and not special in any way.
(mainly AM) adj usu ADJ n
The experiment itself is garden-variety science.
in BRIT, usually use common-or-garden
kitchen garden ( kitchen gardens plural ) A kitchen garden is a garden, or part of a garden, in which vegetables, herbs, and fruit are grown. n-count
market garden ( market gardens plural ) A market garden is a small farm where vegetables and fruit are grown for sale.
(mainly BRIT) n-count
in AM, use truck farm
rock garden ( rock gardens plural ) A rock garden is a garden which consists of rocks with small plants growing among them. n-count
roof garden ( roof gardens plural ) A roof garden is a garden on the flat roof of a building. n-count