Definition of Italian garden in English:

Italian garden


  • A type of garden characterized by clipped trees, box-edged beds of flowers, paved paths, statues, fountains, etc., and often arranged in terraces.

    • ‘The Lawn Mansion and the lodge have been demolished and the Italian garden is practically non-existent.’
    • ‘All that remains of the eighteenth-century Italian garden are three terraces with geometric topiary shrubs.’
    • ‘If wishing to achieve an Italian garden, feature greenery, hedges and form.’
    • ‘And, how often I have envied those expansive, bright green impeccable Italian gardens pictured in gardening books on my bookshelf!’
    • ‘The Italian garden wore a grand look with several varieties of colourful annuals.’
    • ‘To the rear of the house is a sunken Italian garden with geometric box edged beds that has colourful shrubs and herbs plus a circular pond.’