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walled garden

A network or service that either restricts or makes it difficult for users to obtain applications or content from external sources. Cable TV and satellite TV are walled gardens, offering a finite number of channels and programs to their subscribers. When AOL was king of the Internet providers, it did an excellent job of keeping users on AOL-affiliated sites.

In 2007, Apple's iPhone was a walled garden with a basic set of applications. Soon after, Apple opened the iPhone, encouraging third-party developers to write apps as long as they were approved by Apple. Thus, the wall was broken, but not entirely, because Apple can disapprove any app that is submitted to its online store (see jailbreaking). Google Play (formerly Android Market) accepts all apps as long as they are not xxx rated. See iPhone and Android.

Company and Home Walled Gardens
Any organization can filter URLs and create a walled garden for its employees, preventing them from casually surfing the Web. Likewise, a computer can be set up to keep children from websites deemed inappropriate by parents. See parental control software.
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From the outset we've showcased local food and crafts in our Walled Garden shop," says Wynyard Hall's managing director, Allison Antonopoulos, "and we're delighted to be holding our first ever artisan market, which is attracting food producers from far and wide.
It's a fabulous setting and the Walled Garden development is the perfect backdrop for the cars," he added.
The walled garden, which has more than 3,000 roses, also boasts a visitor centre, shop and cafe, while the adjacent marquee is one of the region's largest self-contained function spaces, with a 700-person capacity.
uk/baddesley-clinton This beautiful National Trust-run Tudor house boasts a walled garden, lake and moat.
A MAJOR project to restore an historic walled garden on the South Wales coast has been completed.
We visited the Victorian Walled garden, a restored kitchen garden that had fallen into ruin but has been lovingly restored by volunteers.
The handsome country star, who is performing at this year's P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle, chilled out at The Walled Garden.
Held in the beautiful and historic Georgian walled garden, visitors can discover and taste a huge variety of mysterious produce, including quince and medlar, as well as pears and 12 different varieties of English apple.
The kitchen is the heart of the house, overlooking the walled garden and meadows.
We want to keep the walled garden as a peaceful space and it was being disturbed by tea drinking," the Daily Express quoted Northampton Borough Council planning officer Andrew Holden as telling committee members.
Descriptions of both construction and garden plants accompany walled garden history, making for an outstanding survey perfect for any homeowner who would create a walled garden, and any library catering to homeowners.