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Garden Glossary

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Garden This is an area of land that is dedicated to the growing of vegetation for viewing pleasure, sustenance, recreation and physical activity.
Gardenesque The term means "like a garden" and "recognizable as a work of art, as distinct from a work of nature".
Garden City A residential community with an emphases on parks and planted areas as a centerpiece of its existence.
Garten This is the German word for garden.
Gate This is an opening in a wall or fence and used as an entry into a garden environment.
Gazebo A roofed outbuilding used for outdoor dining and entertaining
Genious-Of- The- Place Derived from the Italian "genius locii", this can be described as "the spirit of the place".
Gestatio This is an avenue set apart for exercise or egress.
Giardino Italian word for garden
Giardino Segreto Italian for "secret garden"
Giochi d'acqua This is Italian term designating a concealed fountain that sprayed water on unsuspecting guests in renaissance gardens.
Glade This is an open grassy are surrounded by a forest.
Gloriette Within medieval gardens this was a summerhouse, often in the woods near a castle.
Godwottery This is a term for gardening that is evident for its affected and elaborate style and characterized by pointed arches, ribbed vaulting, and flying buttresses, and by grotesque decorations.
Gothic Style of architecture and ornament prevalent between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries
Grid This is a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines to organize spaces and used for drawing scaled landscape plans
Grotto An artificial recess or structure made to resemble a natural cave (Merriam-Webster)
Groundcover Groundcovers are low-lying plants selected for its aesthetic consideration and often used as a replacement for lawn grass for easy maintenance.
Guglio This is a tapering column of stone, square or rectangular rather than cylindrical, and topped by a pyramid often used as a fountain.
Gulistan This is a Persian work, meaning a rose or other flower garden.
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