Definition of market garden in US English:

market garden

noun

British
  • A place where vegetables and fruit are grown for sale.

    • ‘Mr Wilson was brought up on a market garden in Kent, but was a reluctant horticulturalist.’
    • ‘The hot water swimming pool - the ultimate complementary therapy for helping dogs recover from injury as well as shed weight - opened today at a converted market garden at Cliffe, near Selby.’
    • ‘The first St Michael & All Angels church was a temporary iron structure in a market garden on Chiswick High Road, facing the top of Chiswick Lane.’
    • ‘Her knowledge of plants and of gardening has been developed since 1982 through experience in a market garden and then a garden centre in Otaki.’
    • ‘His parents used to have a market garden where his mother grew strawberries.’
    • ‘‘For many years the walled garden was a market garden and a rose garden,’ he says.’
    • ‘Whether it's picking up a fresh bunch of herbs at the farmers' market or pulling some carrots from the dirt at a market garden nearby, more people are concerned about where their food is grown.’
    • ‘Plans for any sort of ornamental garden were put on hold by the second world war and the couple ran Orchards as a market garden, producing vegetables and fruit.’
    • ‘I remember we used to buy our fruit and vegetables from a market gardener called Leo, who had a market garden on the south side of what's now right under King's Avenue Bridge.’
    • ‘It includes paddocks and a walled market garden.’
    • ‘Planning officers had recommended refusal of the application on the grounds that the site, which was formerly a market garden and is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, would be a loss of designated open space.’
    • ‘I have seen oats grow well into January in my northern-Iowa market garden.’
    • ‘The children, from two to six years of age, each have two gardens: a pleasure and a market garden, which are certified organic.’
    • ‘Occupation and instruction, without dullness, can be provided by giving the students a plot of ground for growing things in - not a bed for the bean seed only, but a miniature market garden.’
    • ‘Another year I planted potatoes in the market garden not because I was planning to sell them but because potatoes are said to like new soil.’
    • ‘Over the past two years they've established a market garden and a Community Shared Agriculture program there.’
    • ‘Mr Sandy has a market garden on the Gower, where he is cultivating the orchids.’
    • ‘The county of Middlesex, west of London, was once a market garden for the capital; now Middlesex is covered by Heathrow airport and urban sprawl.’
    • ‘My husband and I still grow vegetables, but flowers have become an important part of our market garden.’
    • ‘She tells of how Hartwood was once closeted off from society, with its own market garden and graveyard.’

Phrases

  • market gardening

      • ‘She and her partner had a lot of stature as reporters for The Washington Post, yet they had thrown over those incredible careers to become pioneers in modern market gardening.’
      • ‘There was growing specialization, with wheat as the principal crop, a switch from sheep to cattle, and a rise in market gardening.’
      • ‘Estimates for the value of the banana and papaya plantings offer a sense of the significance of market gardening as an income-generating activity.’
      • ‘While a variety of income-generating activities occurred in the community, people were uniform in viewing market gardening as the premier avenue for income generation and potential accumulation.’
      • ‘I am an artist who came to market gardening through my passion for my medium: edible plants in all their colors and textures.’

Pronunciation

market garden

/ˈmɑrkət ˌɡɑrdn//ˈmärkət ˌɡärdn/