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  ( 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  
  gardening      n-uncount  
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.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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  
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