Definition of hardscape in English:



  • The man-made features used in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation.

    [as mass noun] ‘hardscape can take any manner of structure’
    [as count noun] [count noun] ‘the gardens include lush seaside landscapes and stunning hardscapes’
    • ‘Clark added flower beds between the flagstone paving and the covered dining area, softening the hardscape and making a room divider.’
    • ‘To brighten entries and soften hardscapes such as patios and poolsides, the women fill pots and bowls with annuals twice a year: in October for fall through spring color, and in May for summer color.’
    • ‘Design and construction professionals call the nonliving components of any landscape the hardscape.’
    • ‘Think about mixing climbers in perennial or annual beds, over hardscapes and trellises or even up into trees (an old English favorite, often over crabapples)’
    • ‘‘That's especially valuable in small gardens, where the proportion of hardscape to planting areas is always greater,’ Clark says.’