Definition of gardenage in US English:


(also gardinage)


  • 1Grounds in the form of a garden; garden space.

  • 2The art or practice of cultivating a garden or of growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables; horticulture. Now rare.

  • 3Garden produce; fruit and vegetables.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From garden + -age, after French jardinage gardens collectively, grounds in the form of a garden, horticulture, garden produce.