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grotto

1. a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century

Grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.

Grotto

 

in architecture, a type of park structure (sometimes a pavilion) designed to resemble a natural cave and built and finished with material such as seashells, tuff, and sea rocks. Grottoes were particularly popular in garden and park architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Russia, from the 18th century).

grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
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Have a look through the Echo's photo archives to see how youngsters have enjoyed grottos in Liverpool past and present .
A SCOUT leader has accused garden centre "grinches" of ruining Christmas after his troop was frozen out of running a festive grotto.
The Santa's grottos at Armitage's Garden Centres in Birchencliffe and Shelley raised PS8,835 over the Christmas period.
The visiting delegation started its technical scientific tour from Jeita Grotto and to include most grottos in Lebanon.
A SANTA'S grotto became the target of a Christmas Grinch when cash was stolen from an unsuspecting "elf".
A MAGICAL visit to a grotto is a Chris-must for the kids and this year, Santa's army of helpers are doing him proud.
Children visiting these amazing magical grottos between December 10 and 16 will receive a free standard photo worth PS3 when they present this voucher.
Then they're asking Rudolph to fly them to shopping centres across the country, where they will take up residence in grottos and look forward to meeting good little girls and boys.
In that deal, which took two years to execute, HIP insisted that the Grottos find a buyer for the property, located at 220 West 58th Street, before it would commit to a lease.
Ms Matthews said the grotto gave parents who cannot afford the high street grottos a chance for their children to meet Father Christmas.
And by day, the jolly man's schedule is even more hectic as he puts in personal appearances at Christmas grottos around the world.