knot garden
noun Date: 1519 an elaborately designed garden especially of flowers or herbs

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  • Knot garden — Knot gardens were first established in the UK in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.A knot garden is a very formal design of garden in a square frame and grown with a variety or aromatic plants and culinary herbs including Germander, marjoram, thyme …   Wikipedia

  • knot garden — ► NOUN ▪ an intricately designed formal garden …   English terms dictionary

  • knot garden — an intricately designed flower or herb garden with plants arranged to create an interlacing pattern, sometimes with fanciful topiary and carefully tended paths. [1510 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • knot garden — noun an intricately designed formal garden …   English new terms dictionary

  • knot garden — /ˈnɒt gadn/ (say not gahdn) noun a formal garden with the beds arranged so as to make complicated, usually geometrical, patterns …   Australian English dictionary

  • knot garden — noun 1. : an elaborately designed garden especially of flowers or herbs 2. : a piece of ground marked by shrubbery or small trees arranged in an intricately formal pattern and typically trimmed into ornamental and often bizarre shapes : topiary …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Knot Garden — is an opera in three acts by Michael Tippett to an original English libretto by the composer. The work had its first performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on December 2, 1970 conducted by Sir Colin Davis and produced by Sir Peter… …   Wikipedia

  • The Knot Garden — (français : le jardin aux sentiers enchevêtrés) est un opéra en trois actes de Michael Tippett sur un livret du compositeur. Il est créé le 2 décembre 1970 àCovent Garden de Londres sous la direction de Colin Davis. Distribution… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • knot — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a an intertwining of a rope, string, tress of hair, etc., with another, itself, or something else to join or fasten together. b a set method of tying a knot (a reef knot). c a ribbon etc. tied as an ornament and worn on a dress… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knot (disambiguation) — A knot is a fastening or securing of linear material such as rope, by tying or interweaving. Knot may also refer to:In biology* Several species of birds are commonly known as knots, including: ** Red Knot, a wading bird (simply called Knot in… …   Wikipedia

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