Definition of shrubbery in English:

shrubbery

noun

  • An area in a garden planted with shrubs.

    • ‘The trim roadside lawns with shrubberies and annuals both here and on the approach to Cork give a most optimistic expectation of what the town has to offer.’
    • ‘The garden and the small shrubberies to the front are attractive.’
    • ‘Eighteen private gardens at Wilmslow are being thrown open to the public tomorrow, offering a rare glimpse of beautiful herbaceous borders, shrubberies, water features, - and even a working steam railway!’
    • ‘The developers have included water features, seating area and shrubberies in the landscaped gardens which surround the scheme.’
    • ‘With a little shrubbery or plants, such fences can provide very attractive barriers along property lines.’
    • ‘Specimens grown as trees in a shrubbery or semi-wild garden can be left to grow as they want, with branches removed only when access is required or they are dead or diseased.’
    • ‘The 97-foot rear garden is in lawn, with flowering plants and shrubbery.’
    • ‘There is side access to the rear garden, which includes a decked patio area, border shrubbery and a lawn as well as a small shed.’
    • ‘Low shrubbery, especially berry bushes that also provide a food source, makes an effective shelter.’
    • ‘He started walking toward the light shrubbery surrounding the area.’
    • ‘Grottos and ruins gave gardens a visual impact while ornamental shrubberies appealed to the emerging middle class.’
    • ‘Cleanliness and trash pickup are ongoing maintenance jobs, as is the upkeep of public gardens, shrubbery and flowers.’
    • ‘The shrubbery replaced a hard area and was designed to prevent accidents at a blind corner where the city wall meets South Esplanade.’
    • ‘I caught sight of the familiar shrubbery and gardens, and even the shape of a monumental manor.’
    • ‘It was a very very large garden, with seats, and water features and shrubberies littered around it.’
    • ‘Mother was a very keen gardener and under her supervision we grew all our own vegetables and looked after the flower garden and shrubbery.’
    • ‘Mature lawns surround Lakefield House while the manageable garden also features a shrubbery and rockeries as well as the two patio areas.’
    • ‘To the front and rear of the house are lawns and shrubberies, but the grounds also contain two acres of young trees, a wildlife pond, mature woodland and banks of rhododendrons.’
    • ‘The garden is split level with a paved area, a well manicured lawn and a shrubbery with water feature.’
    • ‘On the side away from the water, parklike characteristics continue, interspersed by well planted shrubberies, a small pond with stepping stones, and a leafy stream flowing out into the lake.’
    bush, woody plant
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Pronunciation:

shrubbery

/ˈʃrʌb(ə)ri/