- a person who is employed to cultivate or care for a garden, lawn, etc.
- any person who gardens or is skillful in gardening.
- a person who works in or takes care of a garden as an occupation or pastime
- any bowerbird of the genus Amblyornis
c.1300 (early 12c. as a surname), from Old North French *gardinier (12c., Modern French jardinier), from gardin (see garden). Cf. German Gärtner. An Old English word for it was wyrtweard, literally “plant-guard.”