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Parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in French

Parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in French

One of the “most” common topics in French A1 is learning the vocabulary necessary to describe your day to day life, to describe what you ate, what you did, what your passions and interests are and what you do. This will involve plants or something related to plants somehow. For this, you need to memorize the list of parts of a plant in French. For a simple example, you would have to say which vegetable you like, buy flowers for a lover, fruits for your child and so on.

With the example above, you can easily see that parts of a plant are not just root / stem / leaf but the entire list. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in one post and vegetables in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of parts of a plant in French with tons and tons of examples

A few simple examples for its importance: You’re going to meet your girlfriend and you need to buy “FLOWERS”. That is a part of a plant right there. Where do you find the “FRUITS” and “VEGETABLES” in a supermarket? In the autumn, the “LEAVES” fall down and people like to describe them as beautifully as possible.

parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in French
parts of a plant and Gardening Tools in French

You can see that learning this vocabulary words in any language is crucial to a well-rounded vocabulary and is also absolutely fundamental for sentence building. While some basic vocabulary such as leaves and vegetables can be memorized in beginning, specific words are crucial to communicating or diving into discussions. These holes need to be identified and filled during intermediate stages.

Let us go through the list of parts of a plant in French and a few example sentences for the same. But before that let us start with the absolute fundamental… what is the word for Plants in French.



  1. Trees and Plants in French
  2. List of parts of plant in French
  3. Types of plants in French
  4. List of Gardening Tools in French
  5. Gardening Verbs in French
  6. Barbeque in French


French wordlists to memorize

The complete vocabulary list for Insects in French
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List of Oceans in French and List of Seas in French
Professions in French or List of Occupations in French
Complete French vocabulary list for Universe in French

Translate Trees  and Plants in French

How do you say Trees in French? How do you say Plants in French?
How do you say Trees in French? How do you say Plants in French?
  • SINGULAR: The French translation for “The plant” is “La plante”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like the plant.” à j’aime la plante.
  • PLURAL: The French word for “The Plants” is “les plantes”
    • EXAMPLE: “The cow ate the plants.” à La vache a mangé les plantes.
  • SINGULAR: The French translation for “The tree” is “l’arbre”
    • EXAMPLE: “The tree is huge.” à l’arbre est énorme.
  • PLURAL: The French word for “The trees” is “les arbres”
    • EXAMPLE: “The dinosaur ate the trees.” à Le dinosaure a mangé les arbres.


List of parts of a plant in French

Who doesn’t like gardening or just to look at gardens? When we were children, we studied botany and parts of a plant were one of the most fundamental lessons that we learnt as a part of botany. Similarly when we study French, we have to memorize and learn the parts of a plant in your quest to master the French basic vocabulary list.

List of parts of a plant in French
List of parts of a plant in French

One of the “most” important topics in French A1 is learning the vocabulary is parts of a plant in French. A few examples of when you need to understand parts of a plant in French.

  1. In autumn, the leaves will fall.
  2. The tree trunk is useful.
  3. The flowers are beautiful

Let us go through the French vocabulary for the parts of a plant in French with a few example sentences for the same. Remember, the parts of a plant in French is a list you have to memorize for life and would be super critical when you take your A1 test so make sure that you get it 100% done!

ENGLISHFRENCH PLANTEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
The branchLa brancheWe need to burn the branches of the tree.Nous devons brûler les branches de l’arbre.
The tree trunkLe tronc d’arbreThe carpenter made a table with the tree trunk.Le menuisier a fait une table avec le tronc d’arbre.
The leafLa feuilleThe tea leaves must be dried.Les feuilles de thé doivent être séchées.
The fruitLe fruitFruits are tasty.Les fruits sont savoureux.
The vegetableLe légumeMy dog hates vegetables.Mon chien déteste les légumes.
The rootLa racineThe potato is a rootLa pomme de terre est une racine
the tree barkl’écorce des arbresThe cow ate the tree bark.La vache a mangé l’écorce de l’arbre.
the seedla graineThe seeds are small but the tree is large.Les graines sont petites mais l’arbre est grand.
the bushla brousse / le BuissonThere is a small bush near my house.Il y a un petit buisson près de chez moi.
the thornl’épineCactus have thorns.Les cactus ont des épines.
the stem of the flowerla tige de la fleurThe stem of the flower is very strong.La tige de la fleur est très forte.
the plantla planteThe plant has 2 leaves and one flower.La plante a 2 feuilles et une fleur.
The seedLa graineThe farmer purchased some seeds.Le fermier a acheté des graines.


Names and types of plants in French

You need to be more generic in cases when talking to acquaintances. However there comes a time when you need to be very specific when talking to friends and you have to deep dive into many a topic. You can’t say ROSE TREE and COCONUT PLANT. The rose is a bush while a small plant is a sapling. You can learn the complete vocabulary list of types of plants in French. This will prove as an important addition to you vocabulary list of plants in French.

Names and types of plants in French
Names and types of plants in French
ENGLISHFRENCH PLANTSEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
the seedla graineThe seeds are small but the tree is large.Les graines sont petites mais l’arbre est grand.
GerminateGermerThe seeds germinated.Les graines ont germé.
ShrubArbusteThe hedgehog lives in the shrubs.Le hérisson vit dans les arbustes.
PlantPlanteThe plant is green.La plante est verte.
TreeArbreWoodpeckers and owls live in trees.Les pics et les hiboux vivent dans les arbres.
SproutGermerMy seeds have sprouted and there are many sprouts.Mes graines ont germé et il y a beaucoup de germes.
SeedlingsSemisA musician sings to the seedlings.Un musicien chante aux semis.
The creeper plantLa plante grimpantePumpkin is a creeper plant.La citrouille est une plante grimpante.
The climber plantLa plante grimpanteBeans are climber plants.Les haricots sont des plantes grimpantes.
The ShrubL’arbusteThe palace gardens has many shrubs.Les jardins du palais ont de nombreux arbustes.
The HerbL’herbeThe herb is a type of plant.L’herbe est un type de plante.
Aquatic plantsPlantes aquatiquesYou must buy Aquatic plants for your aquarium.Vous devez acheter des plantes aquatiques pour votre aquarium.
Floating PlantsPlantes flottantesLilies and Lotuses are floating plantsLes lys et les lotus sont des plantes flottantes


Gardening related terms in French

French people love gardening. Many French people spend hours on end tending to their gardens. Balconies in houses are usually filled with lots of potted plants. It is very common to find pots inside one’s home filled with beautiful plants. Suffice to say, you can find loads of gardening tools in every house.

Gardening related terms in French
Gardening related terms in French

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all gardening tools in French with a couple of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHFRENCH GARDENEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
The vegetable plotLe potagerThe vegetable plot is in Paris.Le potager est à Paris.
The rock gardenLe jardin de rocailleThere is a rock garden in Singapore.Il y a un jardin de rocaille à Singapour.
The botanical gardenLe jardin botaniqueThe botanical garden has more than ten thousand flowers.Le jardin botanique compte plus de dix mille fleurs.
The flower gardenLe jardin fleuriThe flower garden is gorgeous.Le jardin fleuri est magnifique.
The garden centreLa jardinerieWe do not have a garden centre nearby.Nous n’avons pas de jardinerie à proximité.
The market gardenLe jardin maraîcherThe market garden is pretty.Le jardin maraîcher est joli.
The ornamental gardenLe jardin d’agrément / Le jardin d’ornementThe Chinese ornamental garden has many buildings.Le jardin d’ornement chinois compte de nombreux bâtiments.
The roof gardenLe jardin sur le toitThe roof garden is above a bar.Le jardin sur le toit est au-dessus d’un bar.
The lawn turfLe gazonThe cow ate the lawn turf.La vache a mangé le gazon.
The artificial turfLe gazon artificial / Le gazon synthétiqueThe football ground has an artificial turf.Le terrain de football a un gazon synthétique.
The lawnLa pelouseThe Lawnmower is near the lawn.La tondeuse à gazon est près de la pelouse.
The flower bedLe parterre de fleursThe flower bed has many worms.Le parterre de fleurs a beaucoup de vers.
The earthLa terreEarth is so beautiful.La Terre est si belle.
The flowerLa fleurShe searches for flowers and rainbows.Elle cherche des fleurs et des arcs-en-ciel.
The shrubL’arbusteI have a few shrubs in my garden.J’ai quelques arbustes dans mon jardin.


Gardening Verbs in French

Now that we have established that French people love gardening, do you know that gardening does not simply mean throwing seeds into the soil? There are many activities around the act of gardening which is why I said early on that French people love (and also need) to spend hours tending to their gardens.

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all Gardening verbs in French with a lot of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHFRENCH GARDENEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
cultivatecultiverThe gardener cultivated the garden.Le jardinier cultivait le jardin.
to prunetaillerPrune the bushes and I will give you three dollars.Taillez les buissons et je vous donnerai trois dollars.
to mowtondreThe young boy mowed the lawn.Le jeune garçon a tondu la pelouse.
to digà creuserThe man dug a small grave for his dog.L’homme a creusé une petite tombe pour son chien.
to weeddésherberCan you weed the lawn today?Pouvez-vous désherber la pelouse aujourd’hui?
to water the plantsarroser les plantesPlease water the plants once a week.Veuillez arroser les plantes une fois par semaine.
to sunbathepour prendre le soleilThe rich woman sunbathes in France every year.La femme riche prend un bain de soleil en France chaque année.
to gossipbavarderMy wife loves to gossip.Ma femme adore bavarder.



Names and types of Gardening tools in French

We have now learnt about the different types of gardens and the gardening verbs in French. So you know what garden you want and what you need to do. The next point is what do you need to do it. There are many gardening tools which you need to do gardening. Simply put, you cannot use a rake to trim a bush.

What are the different Gardening tools in French?
What are the different Gardening tools in French?

In this section, we will be learning about the list of all Gardening Tools in French with a lot of examples thrown in.

ENGLISHFRENCH GARDENEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
garden toolsLes outils de jardinThese garden tools are expensive.Ces outils de jardin coûtent cher.
lawnmowerLa tondeuse à gazonThe Lawnmower is red in color.La tondeuse à gazon est de couleur rouge.
Hedge cutterLe tailleur de haiesThe hedge cutter broke yesterday.Le taille-haie s’est cassé hier.
hedge shearsLes cisailles à haiesDo you want the hedge shears or the grass shears?Voulez-vous les cisailles à haies ou les cisailles à gazon ?
grass shearsLes cisailles à gazonWhere are the grass shears?Où sont les cisailles à gazon ?
pruning shearsLe sécateurThe gardener purchased pruning shears.Le jardinier a acheté des sécateurs.
hoel’ houe / la binetteThe cow pulled the hoe.La vache a tiré la houe.
rakeLe râteauI gave the rake to my daughter.J’ai donné le râteau à ma fille.
spadeLa bêcheThe gardener says that the spade is the most important tool.Le jardinier dit que la bêche est l’outil le plus important.
trowelLa truelleCan we push the trowel?Peut-on pousser la truelle?
compostLe compostThere is compost in the compost bin.Il y a du compost dans le composteur.
compost binLe composteur The compost bin has fifty kilos of compost. Le composteur contient cinquante kilos de compost.
wheelbarrowLa brouetteThere wheelbarrow is not clean.La brouette n’est pas propre.
sprinklerL’arroseur de jardinThe lawn sprinkler is broken.L’arroseur de pelouse est cassé.
watering canL’arrosoirThe watering can is quite large.L’arrosoir est assez grand.
Hose pipeLe tuyau d’arrosageThe fireman and the gardener use a hose pipe.Le pompier et le jardinier utilisent un tuyau d’arrosage.


Barbeque in French

Another thing you need to know about French people is that they love to go out in fine weather. And by going out, it does not mean going out hiking or scuba diving or mountaineering. Sure those can be done once a week or a few times a month. But what about on those pesky weekdays when you have to work or what about on the second day of weekend after you’ve done a massive hike.

What are the different vocabulary for Barbeque in French?
What are the different vocabulary for Barbeque in French?

French people loooooove a good barbeque. You would be hard pressed to find a French household without a barbeque in their house. Firing a Barbeque is so common on a sunny day across France. In this section, we will be learning about the list of a few Barbeque terms in French with some examples.

ENGLISHFRENCH GARDENEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
barbecueLe barbecueI purchased a new barbecue for a hundred euros.J’ai acheté un nouveau barbecue pour une centaine d’euros.
charcoalLe charbon de boisCharcoal is black.Le charbon de bois est noir.
briquettesLes briquettesThe shopkeeper asked me to buy briquettes.Le commerçant m’a demandé d’acheter des briquettes.
skewerLa brochetteThe fisherman threw the skewer into the river.Le pêcheur a jeté la brochette dans la rivière.



Vocabulary list for Gardening in French

All good things must come to an end 🙂

ENGLISHFRENCH GARDENEnglish SentenceFrench Sentence
shedLe cabanonMy gardener lives in the shed.Mon jardinier habite dans le cabanon.
garden furnitureles meubles de jardin, Le salon de jardinShe loved the garden furniture more than the garden.Elle aimait plus les meubles de jardin que le jardin.
garden chairLa chaise de jardinThe garden chair is rusted.La chaise de jardin est rouillée.
folding chairLa chaise plianteDo you have a few folding chairs?Avez-vous quelques chaises pliantes?
child’s swingLa balançoire de l’enfantI sat on the child’s swing and it broke.Je me suis assis sur la balançoire de l’enfant et elle s’est cassée.
summer houseLa maison d’étéThe rich man has two summer houses in Italy.L’homme riche a deux maisons d’été en Italie.
fish pondL’étang à poissonsOur fish pond has aquatic plants.Notre étang à poissons a des plantes aquatiques.


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