Gardening

French Gardening Vocabulary

Here you will find a complete list of French gardening vocabulary words and useful terms. This list includes words covering different kinds of gardens, various plants and soils, tools and various verbs associated with gardening activities. If you happen to be in France and making a garden then you should find this list very useful!

le jardin garden le jardin à la française formal garden
le patio patio garden
le jardin sur le toit roof garden
la rocaille rock garden
le jardin paysan cottage garden
le jardin d’eau water garden
le parterre flowerbed le pavé paving
l’allée path la pelouse lawn la haie hedge
le potager vegetable garden
la serre greenhouse le tas de compost compost heap
la fontaine fountain le sol soil la terre topsoil
le sable sand la vase silt la chaux chalk
l’argile clay les plantes plants la plante vivace perennial
bisannuel biennial annuel annual le bulbe bulk
les mauvaises herbes weeds le bambou bamboo le jonc rush
la fougère fern l’herbe herb l’arbre tree
la plante aquatique water plant
le confière confier le palmier palm
à feuilles persistantes evergreen à feuilles caduques deciduous la plante alpine alpine
la plante grasse succulent le cactus cactus la topiare topiary
la plante en pot potted plant
la plante d’ombre shade plant
la plante grimpante climber
l’herbe grass la plante rampante creeper l’arbuste à fleurs flowering shrub
les outils de jardin garden tools
le balai à gazon lawn rake
la houe hoe
la bêche spade la fourche fork la grande cisaille long-handled shears
le râteau rake la tondeuse lawnmower la dondeuse trimmer
la brouette wheelbarrow le panier de jardinier trug le sac à l’herbe grass bag
le terreau compost le gravier gravel les gants de jardinage gardening gloves
le déplantoir trowel le pesticide pesticide le pot à fleurs flower pot
l’arrosage watering l’arrosoir watering can
l’arroseur sprinkler
le tuyau d’arrosage hose la pelouse lawn le parterre flowerbed
tondre to mow (the lawn)
ratisser to rake
tailler to trim
semer to sow
bêcher to trim
arroser to water
élaguer to prune
transplanter to transplant
désherber to weed
pailler to mulch
cultiver to cultivate
récolter to harvest
dessiner to landscape
soigner to tend
cueillir to pick
biologique organic l’engrais fertalizer l’herbicide weedkiller
fertiliser to fertalize
tamiser to sieve
le sous-sol subsoil
mettre en pot to prop up
retourner airate le drainage drainage

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