From King Dictionary of Contemporary English gardening gar‧den‧ing / ˈɡɑːdnɪŋ $ ˈɡɑːr- / noun [uncountable ] the activity of working in a garden, growing plants, cutting a etc lawn → horticulture I might do a bit of gardening this afternoon. gardening gloves/tools/equipment etc Examples from the Corpus gardening • They included taking lessons for her advanced driving test, watercolour painting and gardening. • Originally it had, perhaps, been moated, though now the remains of Edwardian gardening prevailed. • He says he too likes a spot of gardening. • For information on organic gardening methods, see p 334. • You will probably have to have a tetanus injection, particularly if you have wounded yourself while gardening. • Organic farming is like wild gardening - you can not just stop all planning and let nature take over. • Wildlife gardening notes by Chris Baines. do ... gardening • If there is time and he has any energy left, Bill will also do some gardening. • Local training schemes also often do contract gardening under proper supervision which can be a bargain. • And we're too lazy to do any gardening.