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garden, noun

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Also with small initial.
1. [see quotation 1913.] In the phrases the Garden Colony, the Garden Province, the Garden of South Africa, etc.: a. the colony of Natal; b. the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly called Natal); c. the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal.
1877 J. Noble S. Afr. 319Natal, the garden colony of South Africa — covers an area of 20,212 square miles.
1973 A.F. Hattersley in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VIII. 47Natal,..On account of its fertility it is known as the Garden Province.
2. [see quotation 1989.] In the phrase the Garden Route: the major road and railway line between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, especially the section between Swellendam and Humansdorp, known for its scenic beauty; the coastal belt through which this route passes.
1934 Star 12 May (Swart)A mail-boat express between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, via the Garden route, will start on June 4.
1992 Living Feb. 112So on to the Fairest Cape...They hired a car to travel along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
the colony of Natal;
the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly called Natal);
the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal.
the major road and railway line between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, especially the section between Swellendam and Humansdorp, known for its scenic beauty; the coastal belt through which this route passes.

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