Debra Prinzing

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What’s a Grotto?

Tuesday, 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.