from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A residential suburb or community planned so as to provide a pleasant environment with low-density housing and open public land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several planned, self-contained communities, surrounded by "greenbelts", containing proportionate areas of residences, industry and agriculture
Term coined in the 1890s by Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928). (Wiktionary)
Let loose on a personal garden city like Letchworth, Welwyn or Hampstead Garden Suburb, I would end up with something between a shanty town and an allotment.