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German Garden Vocabulary Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Language

Guten Tag! Today I’d like to teach you all about German garden vocabulary! We’ve had a great couple of posts on here about what things are called around the home, but nothing really focusing on the garden. As summer is in full swing (finally!) you’re probably spending more time outdoors, so here are the German words for everything you might find in your garden.


der Garten – the Garden

die Gartenarbeit – Gardening



Photo by linuxlibrarian on under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Plants – die Pflanzen

Grass – das Gras

Tree – der Baum

Bush –der Busch/der Strauch

Hedge – die Hecke

Flower – die Blume

Weeds – das Unkraut

Earth/Soil – die Erde

Mushroom/Fungus – der Pilz




Photo by philfiddyment on under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Creatures – die Vieche


Insect – das Insekt / der Käfer

Butterfly – der Schmetterling

Fly – die Fliege

Wasp – die Wespe

Bee – die Biene

Bumblebee – die Hummel

Ant – die Ameise

Bird – der Vogel

Ladybird – der Marienkäfer

Snail – die Schnecke

Slug – die Nacktschnecke (‚Naked Snail‘)



Shedding Sunset

Photo by mjsciald on under a CC license (CC by 2.0)

Areas – die Bereiche

Shed – der Schuppen

Garage – die Garage

Patio – die Terrasse

Greenhouse – das Gewächshaus

Conservatory – der Wintergarten

Garden fence – der Gartenzaun (der Zaun – fence)

Compost Heap – der Komposthaufen

Vegetable Garden – der Gemüsegarten



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Equipment & Other – die Gartengeräte und Sonstiges

Watering can – die Gießkanne

Lawnmower – der Rasenmäher

Rake – der Rechen

Hedge clippers/Shears – die Heckenschere

Plant pot – der Blumentopf

Wheelbarrow – die Schubkarre

Garden Gnome – der Gartenzwerg

Bucket – der Eimer

Washing line – die Wäscheleine


Here’s a short exercise to test your knowledge on what you’ve just learnt. Can you match the photo to the German word? Each photo has a letter. Leave your answers in the comments! (Example: A1, B3 etc.)


A // Photo by 120374925@N06 on under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)


———————– 1. Die Blume






watering can

B // Photo by calliope on under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)


——————– 2. Die Heckenschere







C // Photo by jerthebear on under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)



———————— 3. Die Wespe






D // Photo by paparutzi on under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)


—————————- 4. Die Gießkanne






Very Important Tool

E // Photo by barockschloss on under a CC license (CC BY 2.0)

—————- 5. Der Gartenzwerg









F // Photo by 95213174@N08 on under a CC license (CC BY-SA 2.0)


—————– 6. Der Schuppen








G // Photo by harry_manback on under a CC licesne (CC by 2.0)



———————— 7. Die Wäscheleine






Leave your answers in the comments and I’ll let you know how many you got right!

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it makes you feel like going outside. That’s how I feel now! 🙂

Bis bald!


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About the Author: Constanze

Servus! I'm Constanze and I live in the UK. I'm half English and half German, and have been writing about German language and culture on this blog since 2014. I am also a fitness instructor & personal trainer.


  1. Ana Schaaf:

    Thank you for this delightful post! Here are my answers:
    A-3, B-4, C-6, D-1, E-2, F-5, G-7. This was fun. I make vocabulary cards so that I can learn more words.

    • Constanze:

      @Ana Schaaf Correct! Well done. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Jim:

    Die Antworten füer das Gartenquiz! D1, A3, E2, F5, G7, B4, C6

    • Constanze:

      @Jim Richtig! Gut gemacht, Jim!

  3. Denise Leigh:

    1 Die Blume D; 2 Die Heckenschere E; 3 Die Wespe A; 4 Die Gießkanne B; 5 Der Gartenzwerg F; 6 Der Schuppen C; 7 Die Wäscheleine G