Definition of garden suburb in English:

garden suburb


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Palin found a dentist in what appeared to be a Peshawar garden suburb, an exotic and gentle outpost.’
    • ‘These old photographs show York's former garden suburb reduced to rubble following the demolition of condemned houses in the early 1960s.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Car ownership offered the possibility of escape from dirty, crowded cities to leafy garden suburbs, and the urban planners provided the escape routes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In his home in the garden suburbs of Stockholm he had the finest mathematical library in the world.’
    • ‘MBM's contribution is one of the larger blocks that breaks open the grid to connect with an adjoining garden suburb.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a variation of the short tunnel option, which was extended to bypass the garden suburb of Haberfield.’
    outlying district, residential area, dormitory area, dormitory town, commuter belt, conurbation
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