AskDefine | Define gardener

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who takes care of a garden [syn: nurseryman]
2 someone employed to work in a garden

User Contributed Dictionary



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  1. One who gardens; one who grows plants or cultivates a garden.


Extensive Definition

A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. The term encompasses persons from different walks of life involved in gardening, arguably the oldest occupation, from the hobbyist in a residential garden, the homeowner supplementing the family food with a small vegetable garden or orchard, to an employee in a nursery or the head gardener in a large estate.
The term gardener is also used to describe garden designers and landscape gardeners, who are involved chiefly in the design of gardens, rather than the practical aspects of horticulture.
Gardening has a long history, and there have been many pioneering gardeners of note, from the great landscape gardeners of the 18th century, to those who created or expanded the idea of the "no-dig" garden. In addition, television lifestyle programs have spawned a number of celebrity gardeners.

See also

gardener in Catalan: Jardiner
gardener in Danish: Gartner
gardener in German: Gärtner
gardener in French: Jardinier
gardener in Hebrew: גנן
gardener in Japanese: 庭師
gardener in Macedonian: Градинар
gardener in Dutch: Hovenier

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

boy, butler, chauffeur, coachman, driver, equerry, floriculturist, florist, fruit-grower, gentleman, gillie, horticulturist, houseboy, houseman, landscape architect, landscape gardener, landscapist, lord-in-waiting, man, manservant, market gardener, nurseryman, olericulturist, orchardist, orchardman, truck gardener, valet, valet de chambre, vigneron, vinegrower, viniculturist, vintager, viticulturist
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