Debra Prinzing

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What’s a Grotto?

October 21st, 2008

Dare we call it a “Stone Shed”?

Does the idea of hanging moss, dripping water and a dark, quiet enclosure come to mind? Call it a cave, cavern or hollow and you’re getting close to both the ancient and modern-day descriptions of this sheltered stone destination in the cultivated or wild landscape.

If you’re following my ongoing Glossary of Garden Architecture, check out this just-added “definition” of a Grotto.

3 Responses to “What’s a Grotto?”

  1. Lydia Plunk Says:

    We could call stone walls “stone hedges”?

    Drippy caves are so dank and slippery- much better in movies than in real life.

  2. Cameron (Defining Your Home Garden) Says:

    Tony Avent at Plant Delights Nursery has created two grottos that, IMHO, are fabulous. You can walk under the waterfall and back into the grotto. The setting for each is very lush, of course. A “must see” if you come to Raleigh. Helen Yoest knows what I’m talking about! I have photos than I can send you.


  3. VALERIE Says:

    Thanks for posting such kind of usefull information.Keep Posted in future as well.Thank you!

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