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Garden Glossary

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Ha-Ha This is a trench or boundary in a garden that keep out animals (usually farm inhabitants), without interrupting a vista from a given viewpoint.
Hardscape Elements that include but are not limited to all structures, fountains, benches, gazebos and more that are incorporated into a landscape plan
Hedge These are dense shrubs or low trees that form a fence or boundary, often at the perimeters of a property or even as a small hedgerow at the base of a structure.
Herber This is the medieval word for a planted garden.
Hermitage A garden building calculated to raise an appreciation for contemplation and isolation when communing with nature
Herbaceous These are plants with non-woody stems.
Heritage Landscape This is a landscape, usually preserved in its original or enhanced state for their historical or cultural value, and includes certain older trees such as oaks.
Hill A usually rounded natural elevation of land lower than a mountain (Merriam-Webster)
Hippodrome Originally a Greek word for a racing course the Romans adopted the term for a garden space shaped like a racing track but most likely to be used for walking
Horticulture This is the science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
Hortus Latin word for garden
Hortus conclusus Latin for enclosed garden
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