What do British people call what American people call a ‘garden’?

I’ve noticed that British folk call a ‘garden’ what Americans call a ‘yard’, i.e., a plot of land usually with grass, shrubs, trees, etc. So what do Brits call what Americans call a ‘garden’, i.e., a plot of land used for cultivating vegetables, flowers, herbs, etc.? Do Brits use the same word (garden) to describe both a yard and a garden?

4 Responses to “What do British people call what American people call a ‘garden’?”

  1. DN says:

    They call it a “garden” in most parts of Brittany but some call it a “patch”

  2. Lucy says:

    It really depends on the person, we have so many different phrases. Some people might use bed, patch or allotment whilst others just use the term garden.

  3. RE says:

    Yes, a garden is any plot of ground where plants are cultivated, including a “yard.”

  4. The Dark Side says:

    Yes. Any piece of land attached to a house is a garden. It’s Americans who made a differentiation between the two. A Brit might well call the part of the garden devoted to vegetables and herbs, the kitchen garden or vegetable garden.

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