Word of the Day: Garden

/ɡärdn/, noun:

1. a piece of ground used for growing, especially flowers or vegetables

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, 107BC – 44BC

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” Thomas Jefferson, 1943 – 1826

2. ornamental grounds laid out for public enjoyment (often used in the plural)

Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.” Peter Zumthor, 1943 –

..Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade

Excerpt from The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling, 1865 – 1936