Definition of garden suburb in English:

garden suburb


  • A suburb set in rural surroundings or incorporating much landscaping.

    • ‘We have a responsibility to protect our garden suburb and the character of the area which is set out in the UDP and other council mission statements.’
    • ‘A garden suburb, while built in accordance with those goals, was not a city unto itself but rather a planned, self-contained extension of a larger urban area.’
    • ‘After the Great War, council housing in the garden suburbs of Knightswood and Carntyne sprang up, and then the meaner, denser developments such as Ruchill and Haghill were built.’
    • ‘These old photographs show York's former garden suburb reduced to rubble following the demolition of condemned houses in the early 1960s.’
    • ‘Palin found a dentist in what appeared to be a Peshawar garden suburb, an exotic and gentle outpost.’
    • ‘In his home in the garden suburbs of Stockholm he had the finest mathematical library in the world.’
    • ‘Prototype garden cities were built at Letchworth from 1903 and Welwyn from 1919, greatly influencing the development of garden suburbs and the new towns built after the Second World War.’
    • ‘Car ownership offered the possibility of escape from dirty, crowded cities to leafy garden suburbs, and the urban planners provided the escape routes.’
    • ‘MBM's contribution is one of the larger blocks that breaks open the grid to connect with an adjoining garden suburb.’
    • ‘In the afternoon, more than 350 people visited up to a dozen of the finest gardens in Bedford Park, while the local architect led a party of 40 on a tour of the most notable buildings in the world's first garden suburb.’
    • ‘The Millennium Village, Greenwich, is a brave attempt to build what is meant to be a new kind of garden suburb on the site of a former gas works in a formerly uninhabited part of south London.’
    • ‘Plans of cave dwellings and Hampstead garden suburbs will also be on display.’
    • ‘He had arranged that they all stay with a Swiss doctor who lived in a neat villa in the colonial garden suburb of St Germain.’
    • ‘Originally the 60 families who bought about 15 acres of barren sand dunes intended to start a small garden suburb on the seashore near Jaffa.’
    • ‘The Mumbai suburb that has always been my home was described, in the 1920s, as a garden suburb: a pleasant retreat from the city's core districts, where people could build small bungalows, set in their own grounds.’
    • ‘In Sydney's Haberfield, an entire suburb has been declared a conservation area in an attempt to preserve the character of one of the country's best repositories of domestic Federation in a garden suburb setting.’
    • ‘It is a variation of the short tunnel option, which was extended to bypass the garden suburb of Haberfield.’
    • ‘There would be the living zone of garden suburbs with the worker humanoids periodically transported to one central station through which all life would daily flow.’
    • ‘I have made the point to the council that Merton Park has a certain status as a garden suburb and that some innovative thinking by the council's experts could have resulted in a scheme which a majority of residents might have favoured.’
    • ‘The site which today contains the Johannesburg College of Education and the neighbouring Pieter Roos Park used to be the centre of the elegant garden suburb of the Randlords.’
    outlying district, residential area, dormitory area, dormitory town, commuter belt, conurbation
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