What's the difference between a rock and an alpine garden? Well... an alpine is often a rock garden, but a rock garden isn't necessarily an alpine garden. The difference is alpine plants are typically plants found in mountainous regions.
You might read that alpine gardens are declining in popularity, but if you spend any time on social media in the garden world or converse with lots of gardeners, you'd probably find the opposite. Rock gardens are becoming more and more asked about and popular to install, and for great reason. With more attention paid to water-wise gardening, and landscapes that are easy to maintain, alpine gardens are quickly becoming extremely popular.