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Enhance your gardening know-how and English vocabulary with these key terms.

Taking care of a garden or flowers is an activity that can be undertaken almost all year round. Were you aware that gardening can positively impact our health?

An article I recently came across highlighted that experiments have indicated that gardening is beneficial for our brain, joints, and heart. Remarkable!

While it’s likely that cultivating fruit, vegetables, and flowers in your garden brings a sense of joy and satisfaction, it’s essential to have the English vocabulary to discuss it!

In today’s English lesson for ESL learners (and anyone interested in gardening), we’ll explore some common English words related to gardening. You might find yourself in a conversation with someone passionate about plants and gardening, so having knowledge of gardening words in English will facilitate communication.

Alongside garden vocabulary, we’ll also cover typical activities and phrases used in describing gardening. Enjoy!

 

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Gardening Tools

  •         Watering can
  •         Lawnmower
  •         Wheelbarrow
  •         Spade
  •         Trowel
  •         Fork
  •         Pruners
  •         Shears
  •         Hose

Topical Words

  •         Plants
  •         Flowers
  •         Greenhouse
  •         Annuals (like veggies)
  •         Perennials (like roses)
  •         Hardy
  •         Evergreen

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Gardening Activities

 

  •         Pull out the weeds
  •         Hoe off weeds
  •         Plant a tree/plant
  •         Dig a hole
  •         Grow a seed
  •          Mow the lawn
  •          Water the plant

By the way, it’s worth noting that the term “gardening” holds a distinct meaning in America compared to Britain. In the United States and Canada, a garden refers to a space dedicated to cultivating plants, fruits, and vegetables, while a grassy area is commonly referred to as a “yard” or “lawn.”

What is your English level?

Find out your A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 level of English with our quick, free online test.