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Garden Glossary

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Quincunx A design incorporating five objects, often trees, with one at each corner of a rectangle and one at the center
Redoubt A defensive earthwork fortification used to reinforce a permanent rampart
Renaissance The transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times (14th –17th century) marked by a classical influence in garden design
Rendering (2D) A two dimensional rendering is a overhead or "plan" view of a plan demonstrating design cohesion balance and "flow" of landscape elements on the property
Rendering (3D) A three dimensional perspective is to better demonstrate the finished landscape project before the actual construction; a 3D result is similar to a photograph
Restoration This is the act of restoring or the condition of being restored of the original garden to its original or improved condition
Rill A small watercourse
Rocaille Rock work, shell work or pebble work
Rococo An early eighteenth century artistic style characterized by energy, lightness, delicacy, playfulness, and self-conscious artificiality
Rock Garden This is style of garden for growing mountain plants, cactus, succulents and other plants that look comfortable in an arid rocky environment.
Roji This is a "dewy path" to a teahouse in a Japanese garden
Romanticism This almost generic term is most often used in landscape design to describe a landscape that might be an improvement over nature, as idealized in the 17th century.
Root House A garden building made with roots, trunks, stumps, branches and other parts of trees
Rosarium A rose garden
Rotunda A circular, domed building or hall
Rural In landscaping terms, this is a site that is in or relates to the country, it’s people, lifestyle or artifacts.
Rustication Stonework with a rough surfaces and recessed joints
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