- a piece of ground, usually close to a house, for growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamental shrubs or trees, etc.
- a well-cultivated region; area of fertile, developed landalso garden spot
- [often pl.] a place outdoors for public enjoyment, planted with trees, flowers, etc., and sometimes having special displays of plants, a zoo, a duck pond, etc.
Origin of gardenMiddle English from Norman French gardin from Frankish an unverified form gardo, akin to German garten, Old English geard: see yard, garth
- of, for, used in, or grown in a garden
- ordinary; commonplace
lead down the garden path