from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rocky area in which plants particularly adapted to such terrain are cultivated.
- n. A garden in which rocks are arranged and plants cultivated in a carefully designed, decorative scheme. Also called rockery.
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- n. a garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants
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A path through the herb garden and beside a rock garden brought them to a brick-roofed passage several yards in length, and this opened on to the cloister.
I remember a rock garden treated in Japanese fashion with slender bridges and lanterns, dwarf maples and a pond with pink water-lilies floating on its surface.
"Ahhh, ohhh," Mela sighed as they came upon a crystal rock garden filled with sweetly scented white rock roses, tiny paper narcissi, and softly baa-aa-aaing white phlox.
It showed a strange crystal rock garden with white rock roses and sheeplike white phlox.