The activity of tending and cultivating a garden, especially as a Pastime.
Gardens help the environment by reducing air and noise pollution, erosion, and energy costs, minimizing carbon footprint, filtering the groundwater, providing a food and home source for various animals and insects.
Types of gardens:
Herb and vegetable garden.
Flower garden: A garden in which flowering plants are grown. Flower color is another important feature of both the herbaceous border and the mixed border that includes Shrubs. flower garden or floral garden is any garden where flowers are grown and displayed... Flower gardens are sometimes tied in function to other kinds of gardens, like knot gardens or herb gardens, many herbs also having decorative function, and some decorative flowers being edible.
Woodland garden: An area of small deciduous trees or larger shrubs with a combined canopy that simulates the dappled environment in which understorey plants thrive. Because they can change dynamically throughout the year woodland gardens provide constant visual stimulation.
Rock garden: A mound or bank built of earth and stones, and planted with rock plants; a rockery. Rock gardens can tolerate all sorts of extreme weather conditions and do well in both in times of rain and times of droughts. It is to emphasize a variety of rocks, stones and boulders.
water garden: A garden with pools or a stream, for growing aquatic plants. These are also known as aquatic gardens. The primary purpose is to house, display or propagate a particular species or variety of aquatic plant. The marginal, floating and submerged plants also absorb excess nutrients in the water and shade the pond's surface, which can help prevent algae attacks and protect your fish from hungry herons and raccoons.
Herb and vegetable garden: a garden or area where herbs are grown, typically for use in cooking.Herb growing combines the delights of the flower garden with the productivity of the vegetable plot. The results are decorative, excellent in aroma and flavour, and inexpensive to produce. The herbs are usually used to flavour food in cooking, though they may also be used in other ways, such as discouraging pests, providing pleasant scents, or serving medicinal purposes (e.g., a physic garden), among others.
BY TEAM: HORTICOS (B.voc - Horticulture - second year - group no. 2)